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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.7000
Desk:
216.444.0780
Fax:
216.445.4222
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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Biography

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

Appointed
2003

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

Graduate School - Gandhi Medical College, University of Health Sciences
Pradesh,
1995

Medical Education - Gandhi Medical College, University of Health Sciences
Pradesh,
1994

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/23/2022, 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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* 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

128 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 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Dr. P. Thota, is an amazing, awesome and outstanding physician. She cares immensely with impeccable professionalism about all hers patients' well-being!Cleveland Clinic is extremely gifted to have such a remarkable gastroenterologist with a wide-ranged of expertises in several areas!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Dr. Thota, a remarkable and outstanding gastroenterologist!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Dr. Thora was very thorough and informative on our first video appointment. I am OVERLY IMPRESSED with how prompt my follow up appointments were scheduled all on the same day as I am traveling from 2.5hrs away. Office staff responds to my questions immediately on My Chart !

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

I had good conversation with Dr. Thota.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Dr. Thota is very patient and very good to listen to my problems. She is an excellent doctor!!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dr. Thota is very kind, considerate, and thorough. She explains things well and listens carefully.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Dr. Thota was awesome and even transported me to the procedure room while nurses got it readyvery efficient

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr. Thoto and her staff have been excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr. Thota was excellent in all aspects!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

The doctor was excellent. She went over everything with me.Very pleased.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Doctor was great.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

I'm not very tech savvy so couldn't get my voice to work. But Dr. Thota was very patient and got us connected.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

I treasure Dr Thota!!!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Doctor listened well snd was sympathetic.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

I learned more from Dr Thota about my issues than from any other doctor I have been to for my condition in the last 11 years

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Dr Thota is very professional as well as kind and makes you feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

She is an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr Prashanthi Thota sets the standard for perceptive and respectful patient interaction

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Dr. Thota was easy to talk to and provided all necessary information for next visit endoscopy and my options going forward based on endoscopy finding of the status of my long Barrett

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Dr. Thota was very kind. She listened carefully and seemed to genuinely want to help me.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr Thota is always a very thorough, knowledgeable, & caring person. I trust her judgment & feel very comfortable in her care!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr Thota was quickly able to review my past surgery and assess where my esophagus needed retesting

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

I am very happy with Dr. Thota

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr. Thota was very patient and kind as I was very anxious about the procedure

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr. Thota was thorough when it came to my care. She also tried to put me at ease about the procedure. It was like getting a colonoscopy from a very well informed and professional friend. Literally could not have asked for a better colonoscopy experience.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. Thota is so kind and caring and responsive to acute issues. I am blessed to have her as one of my Physicians.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Thank you the Doctor found the answers for my problem

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Provider was late. Started procedure right when she arrived, I was instantly sedated so no real interaction with her.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Dr Thota was excellent! Thank you so much!

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

Strongly recommend this care provider to others.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

I LOVE Dr. Thota. She is a wonderful physician, and great caring, kind and beautiful lady with class. I totally LOVE her, and would highly recommend her services to family and friends. She is the epitome of what a great physician is.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Dr. Thorta was very good, very informative and quite a bedside manner. She was quite funny in fact with a great sense of humor which I enjoyed.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Dr. Thota was a warm and thorough provider. She explained the process prior to and offered clear information at the end. I would not hesitate to recommend her professional care to family or friends. Overall a very positive experience.

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