Meet Minesh Mehta, MD



Minesh Mehta, MD

Dr. Mehta was born and raised in Athens, GA, and he is excited to return to his hometown. He values the strong sense of community that Athens nurtures. The Athens community has been empathetic, compassionate, and supportive which has made an indelible impression on him. He looks forward to raising his family in this town. Drawing from his medical experiences he is committed to providing state of the art medical care for patients affected by gastrointestinal illnesses.

Dr. Mehta is a board certified Gastroenterologist who specializes in interventional endoscopic therapies for complex esophageal, gastric, intestinal, colonic, liver, and pancreatico-biliary diseases. He performs EGD, Colonoscopy, Endoscopic Myotomy, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP), and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) in order to manage both benign and malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

He started the Endo-Hepatology program at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital where he offered Endoscopic Ultrasound guided liver biopsies and porto-systemic pressure gradient measurement for patients affected by chronic liver disease. He performs the highest volume of these particular procedures in the Southeast, and it has led to improved patient outcomes while facilitating their evaluation for liver transplant. During his two years at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, he performed the highest volume of ERCP and EUS procedures in the state.

Dr. Mehta is experienced in the management of patients suffering from gastrointestinal blood loss, difficulty swallowing, liver diseases, bile duct disease, Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, GI cancers, pancreatic cysts, chronic pancreatitis. Dr. Mehta also has a special interest in identifying patients at high risk for colon cancer by offering genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes. He performs high quality colon cancer screening for his patients and routinely resects complex colonic polyps to prevent colon cancer.

Dr. Mehta specializes in performing ERCP for the management of both benign biliary diseases such as bile duct stones, bile duct strictures, bile leaks, and malignant biliary diseases such as cholangiocarcinoma. He is the first gastroenterologist at Piedmont to offer biliary radiofrequency ablation in the management of cholangiocarcinoma.

He specializes in interventional EUS where he internally drains large pancreatic cysts, performs staging of GI malignancies such as pancreatic cancer, and fiducial placement to guide radiation therapy in patients suffering from cancer. Dr. Mehta has a unique skill set where he offers non-surgical therapies for patients suffering from complications of bariatric surgery.

He performs endoscopic resection of early esophageal cancer, radiofrequency ablation and balloon cryotherapy for the management of Barrett’s esophagus. He performs minimally invasive therapy for patients suffering from Zenker’s Diverticulum. He performs novel endoscopic therapies for patients suffering from complex esophageal strictures due to post surgical anatomy, radiation induced damage, or severe reflux disease.




Residency - Internal Medicine – University of Cincinnati

Fellowship – Gastroenterology – University of Louisville

Sub-specialty – Advanced Endoscopy – Geisinger Medical Center  


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Acid Reflux

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Barrett’s Esophagus

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Gastrointestinal Cancer

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Anorectal Disorders

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Liver Disease

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EMR (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection)

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EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound)

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Athens Digestive Healthcare Associates
1360 Caduceus Way, Suite 101
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Phone: 706-850-4985
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