GASTROENTEROLOGY ATLANTA

We are experts in nutrition, digestive health, cancer prevention, and weight management. We are here to serve you and your family. Our goal is to provide easy access, great communication and a pleasant experience. We respect your time and are honored to join in your health journey.

GASTRO ATLANTA

We are experts in nutrition, digestive health, cancer prevention, and weight management. We are here to serve you and your family. Our goal is to provide easy access, great communication and a pleasant experience. We respect your time and are honored to join in your health journey.

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Meet Dr. Lyday

Dr William Lyday at Gastroenterology Atlanta GI Specialist in Heartburn, IBS, Colonoscopy, Cancer Prevention & Wellness, Nutrition, Optifast & Weight Loss Balloon

“It is such a great honor to provide medical care to friends and family in the Atlanta community. We understand that taking care of people is a privilege and a trust. Working with patients who are in distress, fearful, and vulnerable is sacred ground. We will do everything in our power to ensure your good health and look for ways to improve our services. Thank you again for this opportunity to serve.”

Dr. William D. Lyday
Gastroenterologist

Meet Dr. Lyday

Dr William Lyday at Gastroenterology Atlanta GI Specialist in Heartburn, IBS, Colonoscopy, Cancer Prevention & Wellness, Nutrition, Optifast & Weight Loss Balloon

Dr. William D. Lyday
Gastroenterologist

“It is such a great honor to provide medical care to friends and family in the Atlanta community. We understand that taking care of people is a privilege and a trust. Working with patients who are in distress, fearful, and vulnerable is sacred ground. We will do everything in our power to ensure your good health and look for ways to improve our services. Thank you again for this opportunity to serve.”

Dr. Lyday’s Professional Distinctions

Education

M.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

B.S. University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Post Graduate Training

Fellowship: Gastroenterology – University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Internal Medicine Residency – University of North Carolina – Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

Licensure and Certification

2001-Present:  Medical License – State of Georgia: Physician and Surgeon

2012  Primary, Re-Certification in Gastroenterology – American Board of Internal Medicine

2001  Primary, Certification in Gastroenterology – American Board of Internal Medicine

2009  NIH Web Training, Protecting Human Subject Research Participants Certificate

1998  Secondary, Certification in Internal Medicine- American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical Experience

2017 – Present: Gastroenterology Atlanta, LLC

2015-2018 Gastroenterology & Nutrition Services, CTCA – Interventional Endoscopy – Perform ERCP, EUS, Enteral Stenting, Ablation, G tube placement

2012-2015 Director, Gastroenterology and Nutrition Services – Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) SE, Newnan Georgia

2008-2012 Director, Center for GI Health – Cancer Prevention, Management and Nutritional Therapy – A Division of Atlanta Gastro Associates, LLC

2001-2013 Physician/Partner – Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC

Appointments

2010 Physician Investigator, National Cancer Institute

2002 Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Institutional Affiliations

2017-present:  Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, GA

2012-2018  Cancer Treatment Centers of America

2010-2013 Atlanta Community Clinical Oncology Program

2007-2009 Medical Director – Atlanta Health Institute, LLC – Medical Nutrition and Bariatrics Provider 

Research – Primary Investigator

2010-2012 Esophageal Cancer Prevention Study – molecular analysis of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer

2010-2012 Spectroscopic Evaluation of Barrett’s esophagus, Guided Therapeutics

2007-2013 BARRX Medical Registry – efficacy of endoscopic radiofrequency device to eradicate Barrett’s esophagus

Research – Sub-Investigator

  1. A Phase II, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group Study of (XXXXXX) in Women with Constipation-Predominant, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (C-IBS)
  2. A Phase II Multicenter, Open Label Extension Study to Evaluate the Long-term Safety of (XXXXXX), 4mg Once daily in Women with Constipation–Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome(C-IBS)
  3. A 12 Week, Randomized, Double Blind, Dose Ranging Placebo-Controlled Study of (XXXXXX)) in Subject with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (T106A)

Presentations

Lyday, WD. Key Note Speaker. Reversal of Chronic Disease through Multidisciplinary Weight Management Program. National Weight Management Summit. Las Vegas, Nevada; March 2009

Organizations

American College of Gastroenterology

American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

John B Graham Research Society, University of North Carolina

Publications

Lyday W, Finkelstein S. Molecular Pathogenesis of Early Development and Progression of Barrett’s Esophagus. Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA; Abstract 2008.

Lyday W, Finkelstein S. The Molecular Pathology of Radiofrequency Mucosal Ablation in Barrett’s Esophagus. Digestive Disease Week, San Diego CA; Abstract 2008.

Lyday W. Reversal of Decompensated Liver Disease Through Weight Management Program Utilizing Calorie Restriction, Behavior Modification, and Physician Monitoring. Obesity Society Meeting, Washington DC; Abstract 2009

Shaheen NJ, Kim HP, Bulsiewicz WJ, Lyday WD, Triadafilopoulos G, Wolfsen HC, Komanduri S, Chmielewski GW, Ertan A, Corbett FS, Camara DS, Rothstein RI, Overholt BF. Prior fundoplication does not improve safety or efficacy outcomes of radiofrequency ablation: results from the U.S. RFA Registry. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Jan;17(1):21-8; discussion p.28-9. doi: 10.1007/s11605-012-2001-8. Epub 2012 Sep 11.

Lyday WD, Corbett FS, Kuperman DA, Kalvaria I, Mavrelis PG, Shughoury AB, Pruitt RE Radiofrequency ablation of Barrett’s esophagus: outcomes of 429 patients from a multicenter community practice registry. Endoscopy. 2010 Apr;42(4):272-8. doi: 10.1055/s-0029-1243883. Epub 2010 Feb 9.

William J. Bulsiewicz, Evan S. Dellon, William D. Lyday, Atilla Ertan, Daniel S. Camara, Srinadh Komanduri, Gary W. Chmielewski, V. Raman Muthusamy, Nicholas J. Shaheen. Predictors of recurrent Barrett’s esophagus after successful radiofrequency ablation in a nationwide, multicenter cohort: Results from the U.S. RFA Registry. Gastroenterology Volume 144, Issue 5, Supplement 1, May 2013, Pages S-1

Lyday WD, DiBaise JK. Metoclopramide-stimulated gastric emptying scintigraphy: does it predict symptom response to prokinetic therapy in chronic gastroparesis? Am J Gastroenterol. 2002 Sep;97(9):2474-6.

Health Coach

Expect a periodic phone call or email from our office. We take your health seriously and want to ensure you are following all instructions and feeling better. These phone calls are also an opportunity to provide feedback and suggest ideas for new services. We consider our patients partners in growth.

Health Coach

Expect a periodic phone call or email from our office. We take your health seriously and want to ensure you are following all instructions and feeling better. These phone calls are also an opportunity to provide feedback and suggest ideas for new services. We consider our patients partners in growth.

Community Events –

“Walk with the DOC”

We will also be holding a “Walk with the Doc” event each month at Chastain Park. Join us for a walk with Dr Lyday and team. A special guest physician may also join us. This is a great time to ask medical questions and get more time with the doctor, This event is free and open to everyone. The group will meet at 9 am next to the tennis complex and across the street from Horseradish Grill. See you there. Check our calendar for dates of future walks.

Community Calendar

Community Events –

“Walk with the DOC”

We will also be holding a “Walk with the Doc” event each month at Chastain Park. Join us for a walk with Dr Lyday and team. A special guest physician may also join us. This is a great time to ask medical questions and get more time with the doctor, This event is free and open to everyone. The group will meet at 9 am next to the tennis complex and across the street from Horseradish Grill. See you there. Check our calendar for dates of future walks.

Community Calendar

OUR PATIENTS SAY

Throughout our interactions with him as well as his office staff...what a pleasant experience! Not to mention his great personality as well

Dr. Lyday and his team are super helpful and nice. The facility is also a very comfortable place to go for treatment.

Macy Werner

Great bedside. Seems determined to find and solve what the issues were.

Chancellor Felton

Dr. Lyday is very professional and detailed. You can tell he cares about you and has great knowledge . Nice people.

David Cochran
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