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 11/30/2018, 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

159 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr was nice,

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

the dr. listened to my symptoms very closely and went over a lot of things it could be, so much more than the doctors in my area

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Dr Thota rates very high on all of the above. She listened to my questions carefully and moved through explanations clearly and logically. After reading about my condition on the internet, I was frightened. Dr. Thota put me at ease regarding the extent of my condition, but made it clear that there were things that I have to do to keep from making my condition worse. I was very relieved when she said that she had no problem continuing to see me for this condition. She's really great!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

I would absolutely recommend anyone in my area with any kind of similar problem to make the trip over to Dr. Thota at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Dr Thota had the best bed side manor of any physician I have ever experienced

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Dr Thota is the best

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Dr, Thota was a good listener and the best physician best side manner ever

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Excellent visit. Dr. Thota took the time to answer any questions I had and lay out all of my possible options. Very thorough and kind.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Thota was wonderful, the entire visit was excellent!! All of my options were laid out and explained. Couldn't be happier.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

VERY good doctor and hospital.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr. thota and the surgical anesthesiologist was superb. her surgical nurses were extraordinary.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr Thota is the sweetest and most caring doctor I have ever had. She always makes me feel relaxed and at ease before ablation treatments

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr Thota is the best. Her care and compassion for me over the last 3 and one half years is the reason i'm cancer free now. I believe without her I wouldn't be filling out this survey!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

I have been so guarded of my care in the past because I didn't have someone knowledgeable on the topic to understand what I've been going through. Dr. Thota was patient and FIRMLY reassured me and my family that she knew what my disease process was and how to treat it. It was what I needed to be set at ease that SHE was there to help me. That she KNOWS what others in my past have not.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Terrible experience. Dr. Thota is very rude and careless.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

I would never recommend the Physician to anyone.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Very impressed with the professionalism of Dr. Prashanthi Thota. Throughly answered all our questions.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Doctor was very helpfuland provided next steps for me in a way I can understand. I don't feel lost in my health issues anymore.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Dr Thota is wonderful! knowledgeable, approachable, amd compassionate. She is everything I look for in a Dr

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Dr. Thota seems respectful and listens well and seems confident in her diagnosis

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Dr Thota is one of your GEMS!!!!! Love her!!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

I believe the dr. saved my life. she is a very special individual. thanks to her and her team. 5 stars

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

Dr. Thota is friendly and thorough. I trust her opinion and work.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

my wife and I very much appreciated the time Dr Thota took to talk to us during the visit she seemed very interested and concerned for my health care concerns. she was courteous , well spoken and helped us with our concerns. she seemed very educated on the subject matter and interested in learning new things as they come available my wife and are both physicians which I do not believe she knew. it was a worthwhile trip for us for sure. we would recommend her in the future to friends family and patients

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2018

Dr. Thota is very professional but also very friendly and caring. She is great! I can't say enough good things about her.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. Thota is an excellent doctor and cares about her patients.

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