Ohio Gastroenterology & Liver Institute LogoGastro Health, a leading medical group specializing in digestive health, has partnered with Ohio Gastroenterology & Liver Institute (Ohio GI), a gastroenterology group based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Ohio GI’s group of 22 physicians and 2 physician assistants specialize in gastroenterology and hepatology. As a leader in the market, the practice’s physicians hold key leadership roles in area hospital systems and influential GI organizations, allowing them to stay at the forefront of new and innovative treatment options and deliver an unparalleled quality of care to patients. The partnership additionally includes Ohio GI’s three ambulatory surgery centers located in Norwood, Liberty and Downtown Cincinnati.

“We’re thrilled to partner with such a strong team of physicians, leaders, and teammates,” said Gastro Health CEO Joseph Garcia. “They have created a premier practice that promotes patient-centered care, which aligns with our mission and core values.”

“As we looked ahead to the future, we saw the value in proactively partnering with like-minded physicians,” said Pradeep Bekal, MD, FACG, FASGE, Ohio GI’s President. “Our partnership with Gastro Health gives us access to unmatched business and clinical analytics as well as technology improvements.”

With the partnership, Dr. Bekal will serve as Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Ohio, and Daniel Walker, Ohio GI’s Chief Operating Officer, will continue to manage the practice’s operations as he assumes the new role of Division Vice President of Ohio.

Financial Advisor

Coker Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to Ohio Gastroenterology & Liver Institute. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.