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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
  • 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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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 12/15/2020, 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.

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

162 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

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr Thota is a very professional but caring doctor who is takes the time to make sure you are comfortable with your procedure and answers all your questions both before and after.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr. Thota was informative and kind. Requested her as sh had done my previous colonoscopy 13 years ago. She even came and took me in personally for the procedure.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr.Thota is an excellent physician and has a very comforting bed side manner. She is a very special individual. Happy

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

I like the noses & Dr Thoda very much. I so Thankful for her.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Dr. Thota is a gem. She's professional , yet very down to earth

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

This video conference saved me ALOT of time- travel and all that It entails. Unless I NEEDED to see Dr Thota In person- this Is the way to go!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr Thota was and is an awesome physician! She was knowledgeable and personable and I have the utmost confidence with her as one of the many fine physicians at the Cleveland Clinic. I understand why my daughter who is a RN so highly recommended Dr Thotaz

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Thota is knowledgeable and caring, and communicates well.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

too far to come so won't recommend dr Thor's

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Thota. She's wonderful!

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr. was very professional compassionate well organized and an excellent communicator.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

I trust Dr. Thor's and the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. Thota has been responsive to my medical issues for many years!, I like and respect her!

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr ThotaThank you for scheduling an appointment with me.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Sent 2 new patients to Dr.Thota

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr. Thota is not only a great doctor, but a great person. An absolute angel. I am very fortunate to be under her care.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

The Doc and her staff has always taken awesome care of me

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

I was surprised not to get a follow-up phone call after my procedure. I know at smaller offices and other doctors of CC have followed up after the same procedure.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Thota takes the time to explain and answer questions, as well as listening to concerns. I really appreciate her care.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Doctor Thota very professional!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

I was very pleased with this consultation. Dr Thota seems very knowledgeable about my health condition and filled in some possible treatment options that I had been missing. We ended the call with steps for a treatment plan. I am much relieved to have found her.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

My first impression of Dr Thota is quite positive. I feel hopeful after this consultation

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr. Thota is the best! I feel I can trust her and the decisions she makes related to my care.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Thota is 1 of the best doctors my mom has ever had..

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Excellent experience. Dr thota listened and explained things in an easy to understand way.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

staff and doctor were grea

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Thota is not only an exceptional surgeon, but extremely kind and informative.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Thota needs a westside office again.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

I just Love my new Doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

While the doctor was easy to talk to, she was not very personable.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Thota was very pleasant, helpful and professional

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Thota was very compassionate when it came to my sister. She understood my concern for her. She put my mind at ease and I thank her very much.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Doctor took time with me, answered all questions. it was a good experiemced

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr. Thota is a wonderful physician with a great bedside manner. I would highly recommend her to my family and friends. She was helpful with so much knowledge, and helped me understand my diagnosis and how I can help myself deal with it.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Again I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Thota.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr. Thota's staff took great care of me and my needs

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

dr thota is the best, very special person

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

The Doctor was very clear ans straight forward with her information. I really appreciate the candor

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