Dr. Thomas Abell, MD

Dr. Thomas Abell, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
Dr. Thomas Abell, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Louisville, KY and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from University of South Dakota in 1977 and specializes in gastroenterology.

220 Abraham Flexner Way # 300

Louisville, KY 40202

Contact Information

(502) 540-1420

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Dr. Abell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Abell treats Malnutrition more than 100% of his peers

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Dr. Abell treats Gastroparesis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Abell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Vomiting Disorders
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Dr. Abell treats Vomiting Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Abell treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Abell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Disorders
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malabsorption and Malnutrition
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatobiliary Disease
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

At University of Louisville Physicians, we serve our patients and their families with compassionate, personalized attention and are dedicated to providing the most innovative, advanced health care in the region.


  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine


Mayo Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
Ohio State University College Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
University of South Dakota
Medical School


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wife had a stomach pacemaker installed sept,2015 she has two more installed since she is no better she is still sick almost daily she laid for over three weeks with a dead battery they would not even install temp,pacemaker while waiting on there so called red tape they donot care about people its all about money if you are lucky you may get a return phone call within 1-2 weeks they will not do other test to see whats really going on ! a lot more to say but out of space Jim 502-525-7151
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He is a wonderful, kind and compassionate man! He's the kind of Doctor everyone hopes to get! He literally saved my life! His work with Gastroparsis and the gastric pacemaker has been a lifesaver for so many! There's not enough words to express how I feel about him! Truely one of a kind in his field!
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Dr. Abell is the leading physician for gastroparesis for the eastern half of the U.S., if not the entire U.S. This being said, he is the most gentle, soft-spoken, kind, compassionate, knowledgeable doctor I believe I've ever had. He listens, makes you feel taken care of, makes sure you understand what's going to happen and why. He's an amazing doctor. He's also been able to make me feel better when no other doctor could treat my gastroparesis. His staff is very friendly and understanding too.
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Dr. Able is fantastic. It's a shame he has such a poor excuse for office staff. When my battery went dead it took his staff 3 months to get back with me to send the programmer to confirm it was dead. I now need the settings adjusted and have been trying to make contact for 2 months. I understand people are busy and I am not the only patient they have but let's get real 2 months is unacceptable and I truly hope one day they get as sick as me and get the exact treatment they have given to me SLOW!
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Dr Abell has cared for me since 1999, his sole job is to make my GI Dymotility as comfortable and workable as possible. Such as the GI Pacer. I was very blessed to have started with him the year I became sick and I know many have had to struggle before finding the right doctor for him. He is a kind, understanding person and truly cares about his patients. His passion for his work has shown in the # of patients that he has helped. I will always go where he goes in order to get the best care.
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Louisville, KY

Norton Hospital

Louisville, KY