To better serve our patients, we are updating our computer systems effective September 1, 2022. Existing patients will receive an email to enroll in our new patient portal, Healow, within the next few weeks. You may get multiple notifications from our new patient portal as your information gets transferred into our new system. We appreciate your patience as we navigate these changes.
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About Us

Charlottesville Gastroenterology Associates now Gastro Health was founded in 1982 by Dr. Byrd S. Leavell and Dr. Michael J. Oblinger. Dr. Leavell and Dr. Oblinger are now retired from the practice. Dr. Daniel J. Pambianco joined the practice in 1989, followed by Dr. David H. Balaban in 1997, and Dr. Diego A. Gomez in 2001. Dr. Emily M. Christman and Dr. Arun R. Mannem joined our team in 2016. Dr. Elliot Smith joined the practice in 2018. For more information on our doctors, please visit our team page.

Our mission is to provide quality, patient-centered medical care for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive diseases. We serve all who have a 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.

Our team offers 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 standard 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!