Abhinav Sankineni, MD| Gastroenterology | MedStar Health

Abhinav Sankineni, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.6 out of 5 (553 reviews)

Specialties: Gastroenterology

Languages: Spanish, Telugu, Hindi, English

443-777-6362

About me

Abhinav Sankineni MD, MPH, is a highlycompetent and specialized gastroenterologist at MedStar Health. He is dedicated to providing high-quality, patient-centered care for those diagnosed with gastrointestinal disorders. In his daily work, Dr. Sankineni strives to improve health outcomes and promote preventive healthcare measures in the community. Dr. Sankineni offers various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including:

  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophageal Wireless pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal and Biliary Stenting
  • Enteral Stenting
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
  • Cryoablation

In addition to his medical education at the Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences in Telangana, India, and his clinical training at both Abington Memorial Hospital and Temple University Hospital, Dr. Sankineni holds a master’s degree in public health from West Virginia University. This underscores his commitment to public health issues and the application of preventive healthcare measures.

Philosophy of Care

“Gastroenterology is a complex field, and it’s important that we tailor care to address the specific needs of each patient. I offer a very diverse range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, with a goal to help each patient overcome his or her challenges and maximize their quality of life.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysphagia
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Melena
  • Nausea
  • Postprandial Diarrhea
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Vomiting
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Amylase Blood Test
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Liver Function Blood Test
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Achalasia
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Allergic Esophagitis
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Ampullary Adenoma
  • Anal Cancer
  • Annular Pancreas
  • Anorexia
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Biliary Tract Malformation
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bowel Dysmotility
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Celiac Disease
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Colitis
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colonic Mass
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Dilated Bile Duct
  • Dilated Pancreatic Duct
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Drug Induced Liver Injury
  • Duodenal Adenoma
  • Duodenal Stricture
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase Level
  • Elevated Lipase
  • Enterocolitis
  • Eosinophilic Colitis
  • Eosinophilic Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastritis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Eructation
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Hypersensitivity
  • Esophageal Inlet Patch
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ring
  • Esophageal Spasm
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Thickening
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagogastric Junction Outflow Obstruction
  • Family History Of Colon Cancer
  • Family History Of Colon Polyps
  • Fatty Liver
  • Focal Nodular Hyperplasia
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Obstruction
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Inlet Patch
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Stromal Tumors
  • Gastrointestinal Amyloid
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Submucosal Tumors
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatobiliary Mass
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypercontractile Esophagus
  • Ileitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Epithelial Dysplasia (IED)
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intractable Vomiting
  • Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Bowel
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Left Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Liver Disease
  • Liver Mass
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Stomach
  • Melena
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Motility Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Odynophagia
  • Ogilvie Syndrome
  • Pancreas Divisum
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasm
  • Pancreatic Duct Leak
  • Pancreatic Duct Stricture
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreatic Rest
  • Pancreatic Trauma
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Personal History Of Colonic Polyps
  • Peutz Jeghers Syndrome
  • Polyposis Syndrome
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Positive Hemoccult Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Postprandial Diarrhea
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Mass
  • Rectal Pain
  • Regional Enteritis
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Small Bowel Fistula
  • Small Bowel Ulcer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Steatorrhea
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stomach Polyps
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Tubular Adenoma
  • Ulceration Of Intestine
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Pancolitis
  • Ulcerative Proctitis
  • Very Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease (VEOIBD)
  • Vomiting
  • Walled-Off Pancreatic Necrosis
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Wilson's Disease
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Procedures I perform

  • Bariatric Endoscopy
  • Biologic Therapy For Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Bravo PH Test
  • Chromoendoscopy
  • Colon Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
  • Endoscopic Hemostasis
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Of Esophagus
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Of Large Colon Polyps
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) With Botox Injection
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) With Dilation
  • Extended PH Monitoring
  • Feeding Tube Management
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Screening
  • Gastroscopy
  • High Resolution Manometry
  • Manometry
  • Peg (PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY)
  • Peg Tube Evaluation
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Push Enteroscopy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation For Barrett's Esophagus
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Balloon Enteroscopy
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Practice locations

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9000 Franklin Square Drive
Floor 2
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-782-7640

Fax 443-777-6362

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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Open HMO
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna HMO
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Open POS II
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • CIGNA EPO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Network OA
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • United Student Resources
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • First Health PPO
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Fellowship Program: Temple University Hospital (2016)

Fellowship Program: Temple University Hospital (2015)

Residency Program: Abington Memoiral Hospital (2011)

Graduate Education: West Virginia University (2008)

Medical School: Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences (2006)

News and publications

Heckert, J., Sankineni, A., Hughes, W. B., Harbison, S., & Parkman, H. (2015). Gastric electric stimulation for refractory gastroparesis: A prospective analysis of 151 patients at a single center. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, doi:10.1007/s10620-015-3837-z [doi]

Malik, Z., Sankineni, A., & Parkman, H. P. (2015). Assessing pyloric sphincter pathophysiology using EndoFLIP in patients with gastroparesis. Neurogastroenterology and Motility : The Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society, doi:10.1111/nmo.12522 [doi]

Maranki, J. L., Sankineni, A., Smith, M. S., Klebanov, N., Friedenberg, F. K., Haluszka, O., . . . Parkman, H. P. (2014). Tu1982 practice patterns in the treatment of achalasia: Results of a nationwide survey. Gastroenterology, 146(5), S-889.

Shin, G. H., Sankineni, A., & Parkman, H. P. (2014). Bolus retention in hiatal hernia identified by high-resolution esophageal manometry with impedance. Neurogastroenterology and Motility : The Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society, 26(5), 679-684. doi:10.1111/nmo.12312 [doi]

Keller, D. S., Parkman, H. P., Boucek, D. O., Sankineni, A., Meilahn, J. E., Gaughan, J. P., & Harbison, S. (2013). Surgical outcomes after gastric electric stimulator placement for refractory gastroparesis. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, , 1-7.

Sankineni, A., Salieb, L., Harrison, M., Fisher, R. S., & Parkman, H. P. (2013). Slow esophageal propagation velocity: Association with dysphagia for solids. Neurogastroenterology & Motility, 25(1), e44-e51.

George, N. S., Sankineni, A., & Parkman, H. P. (2012). Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in gastroparesis. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, , 1-8.

Friedenberg, F. K., Dadabhai, A., Palit, A., & Sankineni, A. (2012). The impact of functional constipation on quality of life of middle-aged black americans: A prospective caseΓÇôcontrol study. Quality of Life Research, 21(10), 1713-1717.

Friedenberg, F. K., Singh, M., George, N. S., Sankineni, A., & Shah, S. (2012). Prevalence and distribution of adenomas in black americans undergoing colorectal cancer screening. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 57(2), 489-495.

Sachdeva, P., Pathikonda, M., Sankineni, A., Cassilly, D., Harrison, M. J., & Parkman, H. P. (2012). Sa1388 symptom recurrence after stopping proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in patients undergoing esophageal pH monitoring:ΓÇ£the reverse therapeutic PPI trialΓÇ¥. Gastroenterology, 142(5), S-290.

Sankineni, A., George, N., Harrison, M., & Parkman, H. (2012). Multiple rapid swallows using high resolution esophageal manometry for motor disorders of the esophagus. Paper presented at the , 24 160-160.

Sankineni, A., & Friedenberg, F. K. (2010). M1528: Colorectal cancer screening in african americans 45-49 years old. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 71(5), AB245-AB246.

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.6
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.6
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.6
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.6
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.6
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.6
  • Nov 9, 2023

    Absolutely yes. I recomende to others

  • Nov 2, 2023

    Did not associate decreased amount of lg. bowel with a decrease in volume of colonoscopy prep.

  • Oct 5, 2023

    Great help.