Dr. Sunil Lal, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 48

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Sunil Lal, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Augusta, GA and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lal has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities Doctors Hospital and University Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lal to book an appointment.


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Doctors Specialists – Gastroenterology

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(706) 650-7442
Gastroenterology3623 J Dewey Gray Cir Ste 210 Augusta, GA 30909
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Amazing doctor that makes you feel comfortable from the very start. Listens to your every complaint and works with you to find a solution.
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Tammy BONAM – Jun 22, 2020
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Dr.Lal was very nice and friendly, he explained the procedure and he also did my last colonoscopy
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Scott Collins – May 31, 2020
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Very friendly and professional staff! Dr. Lal is the best. Always on top of treatment plans for me. I have been a patient with this practice for several years. I have never been disappointed with the care I have received.
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Pamela H. – Apr 29, 2020
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Friendly staff and great doctor who listens to your needs and provides you with what you need and want with a smile on his face.
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Kerbear – Apr 27, 2020
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Dr. Lal and his team are amazing!!! They are there to help you with everything, no matter what it takes.
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Apr 23, 2020
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Dr. Lal is a doctor that loves his patients. He does his best to take great care of all his patients. He listens to his patients. He takes time with his patients. He makes sure his patients understand him completely. He doesn't talk to his patients with all the big doctor terms because he wants them to be able to understand everything that he is saying about their health. I love Dr. Lal because he is a great doctor.
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Mar 29, 2020
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Dr. Lal truly cares for his patients! Excellent staff and I highly recommend him!
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Mar 17, 2020
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Dr. Lal is very professional and kind. He's everything you'd want in a doctor: he listens to your questions and concerns, he gives concise answers, he explains things thoroughly and he knows his field. I'm regret that he told me to come back in 10 years; I'd like to see him for all my medical needs! He is that good!
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Linda G. Smith – Mar 11, 2020
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Dr. Lal is the best! My daughter suffered for years with gastric issues that no other doctor could come up with an answer for. He found the answer and she is doing great. He really listens to his patients takes whatever time is needed, and finds the answers. I would recommend him to anyone!
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Feb 26, 2020
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Due to having a gastric bypass for obesity 24 years ago, I have to have a fantastic Gastroenterologist because for me, my stomach and intestines have to be working at 100 % since it's life or death. Dr. Lal is the greatest doctor I have had!!! Dr. Lal is kind and listens to you describe your problems and can diagnose and treat you immediately!!! I recommend Dr. Lal and his staff to anyone having gastrointestinal issues.
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S.M. Hinesley – Feb 24, 2020
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we arrived on the 14th and asked to ch her appmt. the lady said wait and then said e would see her. didnt expect such quick service. the doc was cheerful and listened to the wife. e then recommended to try a new sample. it works. i called this morning and let them know. thanks for the fast service.
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nobuko anderson – Feb 22, 2020
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Dr. Lal is an awesome Doc. I've been seeing him for a few years now & he's easy to talk to, very understanding of your issues and will get to the root of your problem! I would definitely recommend him. My niece also seen him before she was 18. Kayla works with Dr. Lal and she is also wonderful to work with. She's very friendly, she's a people person with a great personality.
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E.Witt – Feb 12, 2020
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Yes I have been with Dr Lal for almost Seven years. He nice an has good bedside matter. Sometimes he seems during my visit he tired from working so hard. I recommend he get more rest. Nothing negative to say . He see my hubby and he’s please with him as well . At first I did not think he was hearing me so I did explain that I was a little different in that my anxiety and panic attack sometime have me feeling that not only him but other doctors tend not to listen but once I explained the matter I have feel very comfortable with him. Some time it me it’s not the doctor. I’m learning when you are in panick mode Every in your mind is not a listener. The rate of four is to always leave room for improvement with overall office. Good doctor.
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Linda bates – Feb 11, 2020
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Loved the care and patience that had with me during my procedure. I have a huge fear of needles and they were very good keeping me distracted while getting the iv.
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Feb 11, 2020
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Overall, it was a great experience. Great staff and wonderful establishment.
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Gatha B Owens – Feb 05, 2020
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The staff was friendly but most of all Dr. Lal was great and treated me well every visit!
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Jennifer Henderson – Jan 27, 2020
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Dr. Lal is the best. A true caring doctor that is beside you through it all. I’ve been a patient of his for the past three years and can’t imagine not having him as my doctor. His entire medical staff is top notch !
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Wade Golden – Jan 26, 2020
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Dr. Lal is a very compassionate and knowledgeable doctor. He listens to you and does the test he needs to do to find the cause of your problem. Once he found my problem he and his staff had me an appointment with another doctor who could fix my problem. I saw Dr. Lal and the next day he had me in for a scope to find the problem, no waiting. I think very highly of Dr. Lal and will always use him for my gastro problems.
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Jan 25, 2020
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We did not have to wait for a very long time to be seen. Dr. Lal took his time to listen and ordered tests we were able to do the same day and procedure the very next day. Awesome!
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Jan 22, 2020
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My visit was great such Awesome staff Truly Thank you Dr Lal and staff
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Dr. Lal accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
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Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
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Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
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BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
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State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Assurant Health
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Blue Card PPO
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Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
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Direct Access w/HSA
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
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Coventry Health Care
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Golden Rule
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
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MedCost
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MedHealthInsurance
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
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SelectHealth
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

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 86% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal treats Dysphagia more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lal treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal treats Esophageal Diseases more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Lal treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal treats Esophagitis more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Lal treats this condition more than 96% 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 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 37 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lal treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lal treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lal treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Anal & Rectal Disorders

Typically treats 91% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal treats Hemorrhoids more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Lal treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Anal or Rectal Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Lal treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal treats Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Lal treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Liver Damage from Alcohol
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal treats Liver Damage from Alcohol more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Lal treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Viral Hepatitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal treats Viral Hepatitis more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Lal treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

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Dr. Lal's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Tube Insertion
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroparesis Therapy
  • Giardiasis
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Lung Cancer
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pouchitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

We invest in building relationships with our patients. These relationships are built with time and attentiveness, delivered in the context of competency and care.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Education

Drexel University
Fellowship Hospital
Drexel University - Philadelphia PA
Fellowship Hospital
Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center - Chicago Illinois
Residency Hospital
Rush University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Rush Univiversity Medical Center - Chicago Illinois
Internship Hospital
1999
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Medical School
1999
University of Illinois College of Medicine - Chicago Illinois
Medical School

Languages

  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

  • Nominated for IBD Mentoring Program,
  • Alpha Lamda Delta Honor Society,
  • Chief Residency Excellence in Teaching Award,
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society,
  • Recipient of Bronze Tablet (top 1% of undergraduate class),
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society,
  • Golden Key National Honor Society,
  • Annual Internship Award (State of Illinois for research conducted at Amoco),

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Media & Publications

  • Lack of Awareness about Appropriate Screening Guidelines after Colonoscopy in an Urban Populations.,
  • Long Term Endoscopic Management of Sigmoid Volvulus, 2006 April
  • Current liver biopsy practices for susoected parenchymal disease in the United States: the evolving rolse of radiologist., 2002 June
  • Sigmoid Volvulus and Update,

Affiliated Hospitals

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Doctors Hospital

Augusta, GA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

University Hospital

Augusta, GA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)