Dr. Souheil Abou-Assi, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 49

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Souheil Abou-Assi, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Richmond, VA. Dr. Abou-Assi has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Parham Doctors' Hospital and Henrico Doctors' Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abou-Assi to book an appointment.


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Gastrointestinal Specialists Inc

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(804) 285-8206
Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc2369 Staples Mill Rd Ste 200 Richmond, VA 23230
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Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc12320 W Broad St Ste 203 Richmond, VA 23233
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Carolyn – Jun 26, 2020
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Dr. Abou-Assi is a great doctor with great skills. He involves the patient in the treatment decision process and communicates clearly. I would highly recommend him to anybody who needs a Gastroenterologist. In our case, we talked to several Gastroenterologist before we found him although after our first appointment it was clear that he was the right guy. He will be my doctor for a long, long time.
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Zoomjay – Aug 03, 2019
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Excellent doctor.
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May 05, 2019
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Dr. Abou-Assi and the staff at Virginia Endoscopy Group are outstanding. This is my 8th Colonoscopy, and this was by far the best experience. Everything was done with utmost patient care in mind. They had strict protocols in place to ensure: a hygienic environment; that the correct procedure was being done; that medications and allergies were documented & reviewed; & that I was comfortable & informed. An on site anesthesiologist, Dr. Kim, was also excellent & no side effects from anesthesia.
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Midlothian, VA – Oct 28, 2017
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Great experience So much better than all the fears Great staff Highly recommend Dr Abou-Assi
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Richmond, Va – Sep 26, 2017
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He is the best in the clinic and the operating room, because of his expertise, thoroughness, compassion for his patients, and wonderful "bedside" manners he displays. I've had an endoscopy and colonoscopy by Dr. Abou-Assi. Prior to each procedure, he would let me know tt's going to be alright. I spent over 24 years in the U.S. Air Force, with over 4 major surgeries; none of those doctors treated me like Dr. Abou-Assi. Dr. Abou-Assi makes you feel like SPECIAL! Because, you are SPECIAL!
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J D in Glen Allen – Dec 07, 2016
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Dr. Abou-Assi was highly recommended to me from a friend. He was from the beginning such a help to figuring out my problems with my IBS, GERD and the hernia I have. He is the most kind hearted & patient doctor. Listens and answers all your questions and concerns; works to get you the relief you need. His direct staff is awesome; the ONLY issue I had is the front desk lady when you come in was not very friendly (maybe she is having a bad day).
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Jennifer in Richmond, VA – Jul 06, 2016
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Dr. Abou-Assi visited with me before the proceedure. This was the first time this happened to me. I had two previous colonoscopies and never saw the doctor before the proceedure. Every staff member, from the admit nurse through the technicial, recovery nurse, dischare nurse, and Anesthesia doctor were friendly, approachable, eager to answer questions.
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John J. Podsiadlo in Richmond, VA – Feb 25, 2016
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Practice Areas

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pancreatitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abou-Assi treats Pancreatitis more than 63% of their peers

Dr. Abou-Assi treats this condition more than 63% of their peers

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heartburn
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abou-Assi treats Heartburn more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Abou-Assi treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abou-Assi treats Dysphagia more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Abou-Assi treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abou-Assi treats Esophageal Diseases more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Abou-Assi treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abou-Assi treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Abou-Assi treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abou-Assi treats Abdominal Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Abou-Assi treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abou-Assi treats Stomach Diseases more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Abou-Assi treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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Dr. Abou-Assi's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc. is a group of 15 Board Certified Gastroenterologists committed to providing State of the Art, individualized, ethical and compassionate care for our patients. We have more than one hundred and fifty years of combine...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency Hospital
1996
Cooper Hospital University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1988
College La Sagesse
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • English

Awards

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Parham Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Henrico Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Retreat Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Bon Secours - Memorial Regional Medical Center

Mechanicsville, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Bon Secours - St. Francis Medical Center

Midlothian, VA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Bon Secours - St. Mary's Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)