News & Updates

AGA Welcomes Dr. Brett Mendel

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates is pleased to announce that Dr. Brett Mendel has joined the practice. Dr. Mendel is now accepting patients at our Emory Saint Joseph’s location.  

New Cartersville Location Now Open

To better serve our patients, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates has opened a new office in Cartersville: 100 Market Place Blvd, Suite 307. Appointments can be made with Dr. Anna Longacre, Dr. Gregory Nesmith, and Dr. Mohammad Wehbi by calling 770.427.3075.

Study Finds Rise in Colon Cancer Deaths for Younger Adults

Two American Cancer Society studies that were published in 2017 show the rise of incidence and death rates for colorectal cancer among younger adults. The latest study shows American adults under 55 are dying from colon and rectal cancers at an increasing rate and is a follow-up study to one that was published earlier this year that found incidence rates are rising in American adults under 50.

The reason for the increase remains unclear but is a reminder about the importance of colon cancer screening. Talk with your physician to understand your risk and the guidelines you should follow for testing.

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Weather Update for September 12

The following Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates offices and endoscopy centers will be closed Tuesday, September 12 due to lack of power: Athens, Athens-Clarke County Endoscopy, Conyers, Camp Creek, Griffin, Sandy Springs Pediatrics, and Spalding Endoscopy. Patients on today's schedule at these locations will be contacted and offered appointments at the next closest AGA location.

All other AGA offices and endoscopy centers are open today.

AGA Welcomes Paige Espenship, RD, LD

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates is pleased to announce that Paige Espenship has joined the practice. She is a licensed and registered dietician and is now accepting patients at our Douglasville, Kennestone, Stockbridge, and Woodstock locations.  

AGA Welcomes Dr. Sam Tandon

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates is pleased to announce that Dr. Sam Tandon has joined the practice. Dr. Tandon is now accepting patients at our Griffin location.  

AGA Welcomes Dr. Archie Ramaswami

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates is pleased to announce that Dr. Archie Ramaswami has joined AGA’s Pediatric and Adolescent Division. Dr. Ramaswami is now seeing patients at our Sandy Springs pediatric office located next to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.  

AGA Welcomes Dr. Bharat Puchakayala

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates is pleased to announce that Dr. Bharat Puchakayala has joined the practice. Dr. Puchakayala is now accepting patients at our Fayetteville and Newnan locations.  

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Interviews Dr. Doug Wolf on CNN Vital Signs

AGA's Doug Wolf was recently interviewed by Dr. Sanjay Gupta for a CNN Vital Signs segment on inflammatory bowel disease. Click here to watch the episode.

Dr. Seema Maroo Now Seeing Patients in East Cobb

We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Seema Maroo is now seeing patients at our East Cobb location. Appointments can be made by calling 678.631.4620. Dr. Maroo will continue to see patients at our Northside office.