A native of Georgia and raised in the southeast, Dr. Ellison received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Alabama's College of Medicine. He received his internal medicine and gastroenterology training at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Ellison was in private practice from 1991 until 2017 where he received multiple awards for his physician leadership, patient care and community service. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He joined the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University as an Associate Professor of Medicine specializing in advance endoscopy. A proud father of 3, he has been happily married to his wife, Christie, since 1983.
Dr. Ellison is interested in advance or therapeutic endoscopy including the management of large complicated colon polyps with EMR, management of Barrett's esophagus with RFA and EMR, the use of stents for perforations, fistulas, strictures, and the treatment of malignancies arising throughout the intestinal tract.
Therapeutic endoscopy includes the management of gastrointestinal bleeding which incorporates capsule endoscopy, enteroscopy, and therapeutic upper and lower endoscopy with a variety of techniques including RFA, APC, bipolar cautery and heater probe.
Dr. Ellison is especially interested in biliary tract diseases including the management of large CBD stones, cancers of the bile ducts, pancreas and Ampulla of Vater. The procedures include advance ERCP with cholangioscopy, EHL, stenting, RFA and ampullectomy.
Quality and efficiency in endoscopy and improving patient outcomes and satisfaction are also interest as well as staying up to date with the latest endoscopic therapies.
Treating patients with respect and compassion is a key to successfully understanding their gastrointestinal problems. Carefully listening to their symptoms will often lead to a cost effective and efficient evaluation and ultimately an accurate diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is made patient care should be guided by the results of well performed studies, or what is commonly referred to as an evidence based medicine approach to determine the optimal treatment. Often time's studies do not adequately address the needs of a specific patient and the judgment of an experienced physician is required to provide the best care. Many gastrointestinal disorders require on going care which can be equally important to the patient's health as the initial care. The trust between the patient and physician can be crucial to the overall success in the treatment plane and should be nurtured. Quality should be emphasized in all aspect of patient care.
American Board of Internal Medicine - Certified
Medical School: University of South Alabama
Residency: Emory University
Fellowship: Emory University
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