Home What's New
Cincinnati GI welcomes Shannon Horvath, Nurse Practitioner, to our team PDF Print E-mail

Cincinnati GI is glad to welcome Shannon Horvath as our new Nurse Practitioner for Dr. David Hess and Dr. Stephen Ionna. Shannon has 13 years of experience in the GI field, working with Dr. Hess and Ionna as a Registered Nurse at Endoscopy Center West and The Christ Hospital in their endoscopy unit. Also, she worked as a nurse for Cincinnati GI, so when she completed her training as a Nurse Practitioner it was a perfect fit to have her join the staff as a Certified Nurse Practitioner. She is focused on providing individual care to every patient she sees. In this electronic world we live in, medical treatment has advanced but it is not a substitute for the one on one patient care that she will be providing.

New Westside Office Location PDF Print E-mail

A new Westside office location has been added to CGI. Drs. David Hess and Mark Manegold are seeing patients at the brand new Mercy West Hospital in the medical office building conveniently located on the campus.  You may schedule visits for either of these physicians by calling 513-233-4100.

Mercy West Hospital

3301 Mercy Health Blvd., Suite 285
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211
Voice: (513) 233-4100

Cincinnati GI Transitions to Electronic Health Records PDF Print E-mail
To improve your quality of care at Cincinnati GI, we are currently making the transition to Electronic Health Records, EHR. EHR is known to improve patient care by reducing medical errors by means of improving accuracy and clarity of medical records. It keeps health information more accessible, which helps reduce duplications of tests and delays in treatments.
In our effort to continue to bring you the best GI care possible, we ask for your patience and understanding if you experience any delays on the phone or any prolonged wait times with your doctor in the office.

Thank you.

The Endoscopy Center is Re-Accredited PDF Print E-mail


The Endoscopy Center at the Professional Center of Norwood has been re-accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). It received the highest level of accreditation- 3 years. Accreditation distinguishes this center from many other outpatient facilities by providing a safe work environment and the highest quality of care to its patients.

“We believe our patients deserve the best”, states Judy Lyall, RN the Director of Nursing. “When you see our certificate of accreditation, you will know that the AAAHC, an independent, not for profit organization, has closely examined our facility and procedures. It means that we as an organization care enough about our patients to strive for the highest care possible”.

Ambulatory care facilities seeking accreditation by the AAAHC undergo an extensive self assessment and on site survey by the Association’s expert surveyors comprised of volunteer physicians, nurses, and administrators who are actively involved in the ambulatory health care.

Digestive Health Network is now Cincinnati GI !! PDF Print E-mail


Why change the name now?
Patients continue to increase their use of the internet to research providers and health information. Based upon our most recent patient satisfaction survey results, nearly 50% of our patients use the internet to research medical issues. It is very difficult to "find" the Digestive Health Network using current search engines, as our name doesn't match up with common search parameters most often used in searching for a GI provider in Cincinnati.

Why Cincinnati GI?
It is short, easy to say, and most importantly clearly identifies who we are and what we do. Patients seeking a GI provider in the Cincinnati region will easily find us via the internet and all common search engines.

What about our print material and signage?
We will phase in the new name and replace our printed materials over the next 30 to 60 days.


Dr. Ganesh Kakarlapudi Joins Cincinnati GI PDF Print E-mail


Dr. Ganesh Kakarlapudi will be joining Cincinnati GI and Dr. Bhaskar on August 1, 2010. In addition to seeing patients at our Batavia-Mercy Clermont office, he will also see patients in Brown County Hospital, Georgetown, Ohio and Adams County Regional Medical Center, Seaman, Ohio.

Dr. Kakarlapudi, received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska. He then continued his training at the University of Cincinnati and completed his Internal Medicine residency. He earned his Board Certification in Internal Medicine in 2007. Finally, Dr. Kakarlapudi finished his Gastroenterology Fellowship in 2010 at University of Cincinnati.

For appointments beginning in August please call 513-735-0200.



The Professional Center of Norwood PDF Print E-mail

Cincinnati GI (CGI) just opened a brand new clinic and state-of-the-art endoscopy center in Norwood.



New Clinic

CGI relocated its Christ Hospital clinic to the new Norwood location. This newly expanded clinic not only allows Drs. Bongiovanni and Loewenstine to see patients in a larger facility but other CGI doctors have also expanded their practice to Norwood. Drs. Hess, Ionna and Manegold also see patients at Norwood. This location affords patients with a central office location easily accessible just off the Norwood Lateral. Parking is only a few steps from the front door. For an appointment with any of these physicians, please call 513-233-4100

Endoscopy Center

The Endoscopy Center at the Professional Center of Norwood, is unlike many outpatient centers in the region in that we ONLY perform GI related procedures. All of our Registered Nurses and Medical Assistants are specially trained and skilled in meeting the needs of GI patients. We have the latest in endoscopy equipment. Our high definition (HD) scopes enable our physicians to see with great clarity than ever before. This center is Medicare certified and accredited by the AAAHC (the national accrediting for outpatient centers). The center has four endoscopy procedure rooms and twelve recovery beds. The center is open five days a week, along with some select Saturdays. For more information on our center, contact our Director of Nursing at 513-396-8220.

<< Start < Prev 1 2 Next > End >>

Page 2 of 2