Dr. Zaifi Shanavas, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 51

Dr. Shanavas
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Capital Digestive Care

20528 Boland Farm Rd Ste 201 Germantown, MD 20876

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(301) 593-2002

Dr. Zaifi Shanavas, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Germantown, MD and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shanavas has more experience with Pancreatic Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Mcp Hahnemann University medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities Holy Cross Hospital and Medstar Montgomery Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shanavas to book an appointment.

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Shanavas is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Shanavas

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Shanavas treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Shanavas treats other conditions, please contact the office at (301) 593-2002.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. Shanavas is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Shanavas' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • 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
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Shanavas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
Elderplan
Medicare HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Shanavas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shanavas

4.4

Based on 20 ratings

5 Stars
80%
(16)
4 Stars
5%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
5%
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1 Star
10%
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What went well
  • Office environment (18)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (17)
  • Explained conditions well (17)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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My wife and I are both extremely satisfied with Dr Shanavas. Among the very best with talking to patients, explaining procedures & outcomes. The staff for the procedures were great and personable in working with us before, during and after our procedures. We will return to him for future screening and treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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SKJ – Mar 12, 2020
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I have been going to him since I believe 2007 and I will continue to do so. I live 2 1/2 hours away but he has been the best when I needed a trustworthy doctor. Prior to going to Dr. Shanavas I don't recall being comfortable when the doctor spoke with me. With Dr. Shananvas I do.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 27, 2020
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Excellent bedside manner. Post endoscopy care was on point and accurately and knowledgeable answered all my questions
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Meghan – Feb 11, 2020
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It had been 10 years since I had seen Dr. shanavas and I went back for a scheduled colonoscopy. Not only is he a great doctor he is a great man. He takes the time to explain everything to you and does not rush you out or make you feel dumb for not understanding him right away.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J Adler – Dec 31, 2019
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Very trustworthy. Explains everything in detail and takes time to answer all your doubts and questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 11, 2019
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It was very comfortable and all my questions were answered.
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May 22, 2019
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Best doctor ever. Takes his time, makes room for emergencies, very computer savvy. I wish my other doctors were as thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dave Bowers in Silver Spring, MD – Aug 29, 2017
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Dr. Shanavas has provided excellent care for my elderly father with serious liver issues complicated with multiple chronic health issues. He listens carefully and provides care thoughtfully. I feel blessed to have my father under Dr. Shanavas' care, see him for my GI needs and highly recommend him to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Poolesville, MD – Feb 28, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Capital Digestive Care offers the greatest collective experience in the area and the most accessible care. 

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

2000
George Washington University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1997
George Washington University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1997
George Washington University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Mcp Hahnemann University
Medical School
1992
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Zaifi Shanavas, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Shanavas has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Zaifi Shanavas, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Zaifi Shanavas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shanavas frequently treats Pancreatic Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Shanavas specializes.

Where is Dr. Zaifi Shanavas, MD's office located?

Dr. Shanavas' office is located at 20528 Boland Farm Rd Ste 201, Germantown, MD 20876. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Capital Digestive Care

Capital Digestive Care - Germantown20528 Boland Farm Rd Ste 201 Germantown, MD 20876
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Capital Digestive Care - Olney3410 Olandwood Ct Ste 206 Olney, MD 20832
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Shanavas is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Holy Cross Hospital

Silver Spring, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

28 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Medstar Montgomery Medical Center

Olney, MD

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average