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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)
  • Gastroparesis
  • GI Bleeding
  • 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 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

See publications for Prashanthi Thota, MD.

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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 5/26/2023, 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

181 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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

34 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr Thota has been my husband's doctor for many years, she is kind, compassionate, caring, intelligent, and makes you feel very comfortable and confident in her handling your care. Dr Thota is amazing.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Thota made the whole procedure easy in a word.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr. Thota was among the best physician's I have ever encountered! She was very thorough, ensuring that she fully understood my medical issue. I appreciated the time she took with me and never felt rushed. Dr. Thota instilled a sense of confidence and peace and most importantly trust. She is very knowledgeable and I am very hopeful a solution will be found to alleviate my medical problem.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Very nice friendly doctor.Her expertise in the area and her explanation about my sickness made me very comfortable and relieved.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr Thota continues to go above and beyond.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr Thota is always responsible to my needs Supportive, knowledgeable., and calming.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Great doctor, fantastic personality.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Great physician, and team. Swallowing Center is the best.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

The Doc is an amazing provider and person. I am truly fortunate to have her treating me.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

The doctor is good she always been good

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

She always answer my questions. She always fair and the attention to the patient.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

The only physician I have followed to main campus from suburban Family Care Center. She is worth the drive and paying for parking

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr Thota is the best doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr. Thota and Kristen have been amazing with prompt responses to my questions on the patient portal and I would like to thank them both !

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr. Thota explained everything very thoroughly and took time to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

DR. THOTA AND her team were incredibly kind and professional and I felt at ease the minute I met her

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr. Thota was extremely thorough and very thoughtful.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr. Thota is an excellent dr.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Doctor Thota was a kind and caring person in regards to my condition. The whole process went perfectly under her supervision. I was totally comfortable being in her care. Great doctor.

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!

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