Dr. Zaifi Shanavas, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Shanavas
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Capital Digestive Care

3410 Olandwood Ct Ste 206 Olney, MD 20832

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(301) 593-2002

Dr. Zaifi Shanavas, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Olney, MD and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shanavas has more experience with Esophageal Disorders 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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Dr. Shanavas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Open Access
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Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Southern Health PPO
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Elderplan
Medicare HMO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Kaiser Permanente
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MultiPlan
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Tricare
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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.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heartburn
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shanavas treats Heartburn more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Shanavas treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Dysphagia
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shanavas treats Dysphagia more than 83% of their peers

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

Indigestion
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shanavas treats Indigestion more than 77% of their peers

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

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Dr. Shanavas' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acid Reflux
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • 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
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Shanavas' Reviews

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4.4

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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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  • Does Dr. Shanavas offer an online patient portal?

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  • Does Dr. Shanavas offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Shanavas offer evening visits?

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Locations

Capital Digestive Care

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

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Holy Cross Hospital

Silver Spring, MD

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Medstar Montgomery Medical Center

Olney, MD

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average