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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

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 12/20/2021, 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

127 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

32 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr Thota is outstanding.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr. Thota is fantastic! She explains everything and is so helpful, smiling and shows care and understanding.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Thota is a God sent! She's the BEST!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Already referred family member to Dr Thota

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

I am grateful for Dr Thota. She is extremely thoughtful & explains my condition & questions throughly.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

The consult was excellent, Dr Thota was wonderful, she provided so much information and was so kind and understanding. She listened to my questions and concerns and gave me answers the everything. Awesome doctor. Thank you Dr Thota

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Dr. Thota and her staff are extraordinairy! Dr. Thota demonstrated a profound commitment to understand, diagnose to resolve the throat irritation. Most importantly she is a good person who truly cares. I would trust Dr. Thota and her staff with any gastroenterology needed.

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

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