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Dr. Zaifi Shanavas, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Shanavas

Capital Digestive Care

20528 Boland Farm Rd Ste 201 Germantown, MD 20876

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Dr. Zaifi Shanavas, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Germantown, MD and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from McP Hahnemann University in 1996 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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(301) 593-2002

Dr. Shanavas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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

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Dr. Shanavas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shanavas treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Shanavas treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shanavas treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Shanavas treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Constipation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shanavas treats Constipation more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Shanavas treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Shanavas' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • 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

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
2000
1997
1997
1996
1992

Awards

Dr. Shanavas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shanavas

4.2

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
73.33333333333333%
(11)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
13.333333333333334%
(2)

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It was very comfortable and all my questions were answered.
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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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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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