Prashanthi Thota, MD

216.444.7000

Prashanthi Thota, MD

Appointed: 2003

Prashanthi Thota, MD
Department: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A31
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.7000
DeskDesk:216.444.0780
WorkFax:216.445.4222
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Prashanthi Thota, MD, is a Staff Member in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Director of the Barrett's Center of Excellence at the Cleveland Clinic main campus. Her specialty interest in advanced procedures in endoscopy.

Dr. Thota earned her medical degree from Gandhi Medical College University of Health Sciences in Pradesh, India. She completed an internal medicine residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, as well as a gastroenterology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

She is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

She has published a number of articles on topics such as high-grade dysplasia and cancer, use of video endoscope and conventional endoscopy with sedation, Barrett’s Esophagus, and septic arthritis, among others. She has also authored book chapters on aging and the gastrointestinal tract, current diagnosis and treatment in gastroenterology and pancreatic disorders.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Gastroenterology
Cleveland, OH USA
2003
Residency - Jacobi Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Bronx, NY USA
2000
Internship - Jacobi Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Bronx, NY USA
1998
Medical School - Gandhi Medical College, University of Health Sciences
Pradesh India
1994
Undergraduate - St. Ann's Womens College
Andhra Pradesh India
1988

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine- Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

Barrett's Esophagus, celiac disease, Crohn's Disease, clinical gastroenterology, colon cancer screening, colonic neoplasia, Colonoscopy, colorectal cancer screening strategies, , Diagnostic and therapeutic EGD (upper endoscopy) and colonoscopy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, general gastroenterology, GERD, advanced procedures in endoscopy

Treatment & Services

  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Blood Tests
  • Cancer Screening
  • Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Egd
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Treatment Of Strictures
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Motility Testing
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Ileoscopy
  • Motility Catheter Placement
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Polypectomy
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy

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As of 11/29/2013, Dr. Thota has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
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