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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 24 Hour Esophageal pH Test
  • 48-hour Bravo Esophageal pH Test
  • Achalasia Balloon Dilation
  • Achalasia Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic Cancer Therapy
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Treatment Of Strictures
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Motility Testing
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Ileoscopy
  • Impedance Monitoring
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Motility Catheter Placement
  • pH Monitoring
  • Polypectomy
  • Pyloric Dilatation
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Variceal Band Ligation
View all 31 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achalasia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diverticulosis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Foreign Body Ingestion
  • Fundic Gland Polyps
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Swallowing Disorders
View all 25 Specialties +


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About Prashanthi Thota, MD

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 and also serves as Director for Center of Swallowing & Motility Disorders. Her specialty interest is in management of Achalasia, Barrett's, GERD and esophageal motility disorders.

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 Achalasia, Barrett's esophagus, use of video endoscope and conventional endoscopy with sedation, Barrett’s Esophagus, and among others. She has also authored book chapters on aging and the gastrointestinal tract, current diagnosis and treatment in gastroenterology and pancreatic disorders.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Jacobi Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Bronx, NY

Internship - Jacobi Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Bronx, NY

Graduate School - Gandhi Medical College, University of Health Sciences
Hyderabad, India

Medical Education - Gandhi Medical College, University of Health Sciences
Hyderabad, India

Undergraduate - St. Anne's in Women's College
Hyderabad, India


  • 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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/22/2024, Dr. Thota has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

234 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2024

Dr. Thota is direct and detailed with her care for me. She covers past issues discussed and asks about ongoing issues. She has truly saved my life!

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2024

I was amazed at how quickly I was able to be scheduled. I appreciated the opportunity to see the doctor via Zoom and feel this is an option long overdue and completely effective for some situations.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2024

My visit with Dr. Thota was a positive experience; she is obviously experienced in this field and communicated her knowledge about my diagnosis in terms in which I could understand followed by a plan of action to address my issues.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

It's impossible to describe in a few short words how quickly Dr. Thor's earned my trust and respect.

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

I have utmost confidence in Dr Thota's care and professionalism.

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

I am very happy with Dr. Thota

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr Thota is the best doctor I have encountered in my 66 years

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

The doctor allowed time to listen to my concerns and address them

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr. Thota Is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Dr Thota is absolutely the best. Professional Personable and Courteous.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Great physician, and experience

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr. Thota and her team were very attentive, caring and kind. Excellent bed-side manner by all!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr Thota is, by far, the best.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Cleveland Clinic is excellent in all areas - the doctors and staff are second to none - best in the world. World class care.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr. Thoth is awesome!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

I trust Dr. Thota and her nurse Kristin. I'm glad they are part of my care team

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

The Dr never did any kind of exam at appointment. Could have been done online. After test the Dr didn't review results until days later then just sent message in my chart that test was abnormal but no explanation. She made me wait til follow up appointment to discuss with CNP? Really did not feel cared about from this Dr in anyway. Do not care to see her again.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr.thota is great

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr Thotas bed side manner is lacking. She doesn't acknowledge you are human and lacks compassion and understanding. She says she follows science, but research proves that she contradicts science and picks and chooses which science to follow, ignoring other parts. She also was unwilling to bounce treatment off hepatologist.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Thota is very direct, efficient, and thrall in doing her assessments. This shows in her results in identifying health issues promptly. She knows how to gain trust through competence and is very responsible. She answers questions right away. I'm very happy and grateful for all her help and I feel she's going to help make a big impact on the quality of my life. Her team was also exceptional and competent. They made me feel very comfortable even during uncomfortable testing procedures.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Thota took the time to explain my diagnosis and options for treatment. She was very thorough and provided me with as much time as I needed.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Thota was knowledgeable and very kind. Felt in good hands with her care. So appreciative.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Thota did a very good job explaining how my procedure would go. This was my first screening colonoscopy. She explained how it would be done and any discomfort I might experience. There was a little, but it didn't bother me, because it was expected. The staff really seemed to enjoy working with her, which I think speaks volumes.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Thota answered my questions and was very helpful and patient with me.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Thota always informs me about what is being done and what to expect. She lets me know how the procedure went and takes time to answer any questions I have. She is always cordial.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

I really liked Dr. Thota

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Thota has been proactive with my care and will continue to review research papers for new and better treatments for my condition. I very much appreciate her care for me and willingness to collaborate with other doctors to achieve the best treatment plan.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr Thota is the best.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Thota is an excellent physician with incredible skills. She performed the procedure quickly and flawlessly. She and the nursing staff provided outstanding care. Markeeta Lipscomb, LPN is an excellent nurse. She went above and beyond to keep me calm and comfortable while performing an uncomfortable test procedure, esophageal manometry. She is highly skilled. My entire care team was fantastic.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

My overall experience with Dr. Thota, the nursing staff, and the Cleveland Clinic is excellent!

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr Thota was terrific. I received more attention, and more information, than I had in many many visits (mostly for EGD/Colonoscopies) with my previous provider. I feel better than I have in YEARS about my treatment and prospects going forward.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Thota mean the world to me as a Doctor and the great care she provided for me!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

I'm honored to have Dr. Thota as my caregiver. She's thorough, knowledgeable and very kind.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Thota and her staff seemed well connected and we'll prepared for my visit and procedure.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Thota exceeded my expectations. So kind and knowledgeable. Answer to prayer.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Very easy to arrange video visit. Wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Would absolutely recommend Dr. Thota. She is knowledgeable, kind, caring, and courteous.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Staff was great at arranging the video visit to get the care I needed from an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Great! Look forward to my appointment with Dr. Thota. She finds health concerns that my primary care physician overlooks. Very professional and knowledgeable in the medical field. Special caring personality too!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

I thought Dr. Thota did a great job and I will recommend her.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Thota personally contacted me with my results.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Thota always takes the time to explain what she is going to do and to answer any questions I might have. She is pleasant and reassuring.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

As always a great experience, I trust my doctor

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Thota is great. Very experienced and highly-skilled doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Thota is by far the best doctor that I have seen in my 65 Years. She is not only GREAT in her work but she also cares about her patients

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

This is an excellent provider

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

The issue is Dr. Thota performs this procedure only on Wednesdays.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

I feel that in person visits are better. You are able to show the doctor what is going on better In person.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Thota was excellent regarding her manner, friendliness, competence and timely responses. More generally it is not easy to get timely responses and indivualstic service from centralized Cleveland Clinic operations such as setting up appointments.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr Thota explained everything very well. She is very conscientious and thorough. Very pleasant.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

I recommend Dr. Thota to many people.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Thota is an amazing person/ doctor who is caring and compassionate and extremely professional.

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