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
  • Achalasia Balloon Dilation
  • Achalasia: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Cancer Screening
  • Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Egd
  • Endoscopic Cancer Therapy
  • 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
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Motility Catheter Placement
  • pH And Impedance 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)
  • Gastroparesis
  • GI Bleeding
  • Heartburn
  • Heliocobactor 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 USA

Residency - Jacobi Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Bronx, NY USA

Internship - Jacobi Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Bronx, NY USA

Graduate School - Gandhi Medical College, University of Health Sciences

Medical Education - Gandhi Medical College, University of Health Sciences

Undergraduate - St. Anne's in Women's College
Andhra Pradesh,


  • 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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As of 12/13/2019, 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

136 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr. thota very patient and informative. Not rushed. Felt like a valuable follow up post procedure visit.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Thota is the BEST! I am very blessed to have been referred to her!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

the visit was fantastic. the doctor was very thorough, informative and responsive to my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Thota was awesome for my upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. Not only was her medical expertise on reflux and her scoping techniques superb, but her bedside manner was calming and reassuring. Her follow-up on my questions was kind, thorough and prompt too. Can't recommend her and her staff enough!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. Thota is a wonderful Dr! She explained everything where I understood it and cared bout my feelings.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr. Thota was clear in her guidance and communications regarding health concerns, and delivered excellent care as usual.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Dr. Prashanthi Thota is not only an excellent doctor but she has a very caring bedside manner.. I would recommend her to anyone..

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

The procedure went well and Dr. Thora explained what she was going to do and followed with an explanation of what she found.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

person answering phone had an attitude in the beginning. I tried to explain to her that there was a recent order for the procedure on file. she said she looked and could not find it. She told me to wait she was trying to talk Finally she talked with the Dr and when she returned to the phone her attitude changed and she was very helpful as the Dr gave her instructions as to what she wanted done. the order was found.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

well pleased with Dr Thota

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr. Thota is amazing. She is very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Thota is always very concerned about me.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

i will always trust only Dr Thota with my problem.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Dr. Thota is the best!

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Thor's is a very caring and concerned person.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

The Dr. was great.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr Thota has the best bed side manners than anyone I have ever seen. She truly cares about her patients. I've seen her for four years now and I consider her my angel. She is persistent on making sure she is doing everything in her power to bring back quality of life. My feelings of her could not higher. Thank you Cleveland Clinic for finding this gem

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Thota displayed a high degree of professionalism. I felt extremely confident that she knew her area of expertise and that I had come to the right facility and had chosen the right doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr Thota is professional and caring

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr Thota is all of the above plus more

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr Thota was prompt. She went through all options. She inquired about my concerns. She answered all my questions. She had my best interests in mind. She is a very compassionate physician.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

the Nurse at Dr. Thotas office was really nice and super helpful. her name is Kristin and she made me totally feel at ease.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

dr Thota and her staff are exemplary in their efforts to provide me with compassionate care. I would not hesitate to refer an acquaintance to drthota and have in the past

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

I like Dr Thota. She is friendly, reassuring and explains things calmly.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

every referral from any of my doctors has always been good.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

awesome doctor, very compassionate ion

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Thota came out to the waiting area and brought us back to the office herself. She listened to our questions and answered them. Very professional at all times. Never felt hurried or rushed.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Wonderful experience--Dr. Thota is great

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Excellent diagnostician who involves the patient in the process. Dr. Thota listens well and provides clear and comprehendible answers.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

the most delightful,caring Doctor

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Excellent doctor and staff, would high recommend!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Thota is patient and kind. she answers all my questions, even if I ask the same one 3 times! She has saved my life and got my esophagus moving to a better health. Esophageal Lichen Planus is extremely rare and she knew exactly what I was talking about and how to treat it.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Dr.Thota is a very smart and caring doctor. I am very grateful for her help!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Thota for esophagus issues

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Nurses and doctor are very professional, and caring.

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