Charlottesville Gastroenterology Associates was founded in 1982 by Dr. Byrd S. Leavell and Dr. Michael J. Oblinger. Dr. Daniel J. Pambianco joined the practice in 1989, followed by Dr. David H. Balaban in 1997, Dr. Diego A. Gomez in 2001 and Dr. Jenny O. Smith in 2010.
Our mission is to provide quality, patient-centered medical care for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive diseases. We serve all who have need in a courteous, efficient, and compassionate manner. Our practice reflects state-of-the-art medical expertise and an integrated team approach to health care delivery.
We are affiliated with Martha Jefferson Hospital, a 175-bed community hospital that was founded in 1903 by seven local physicians interested in providing quality healthcare to the residents of Charlottesville. Martha Jefferson has been recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation, according to findings of the eighth annual “100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks for Success” study by HCIA-Sachs.
Charlottesville Gastroenterology Associates and FOAA Anesthesia Services have partnered to offer our patients the opportunity to receive monitored anesthesia care during their office-based procedures. Monitored anesthesia is a deeper level of sedation that provides a greater level of comfort during procedures such as colonoscopy and upper endoscopy. This service is also offered at Martha Jefferson Hospital through our affiliation with Albemarle Anesthesia. We are committed to your comfort and safety and are happy to discuss all of your options for endoscopic services and procedural sedation. Please call today!