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John J. Brandabur, MD

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Medical School
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Gastroenterology and Therapeutic Endoscopy, Advanced Endoscopy, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal amylase
  • abnormal bowel movement
  • abnormal liver function
  • abnormal stool
  • achalasia
  • acute pancreatitis
  • allergic colitis
  • allergic esophagitis
  • allergic gastroenteritis
  • altered bowel habits
  • anal fissure
  • anal fistula
  • anal pain
  • anal polyp
  • anal spasm
  • anal stenosis
  • anal ulcer
  • anorectal cancer
  • anorectal disease
  • anorexia
  • anoscopy
  • appetite loss
  • autoimmune enteropathy
  • barretts esophagus
  • barrx
  • bile duct cancer
  • bile duct stone
  • biliary duct fistula
  • biliary dyskinesia
  • biliary tract disease
  • biologic therapy for gastrointestinal diseases
  • bleeding hemorrhoids
  • blood in stool
  • bright red blood per rectum
  • cancer of pancreas
  • capsule endoscopy
  • celiac disease
  • celiac plexus nerve block
  • choking sensation
  • cholangioscopy
  • cholangitis
  • cholecystitis
  • cholelithiasis
  • cholesterolosis of gallbladder
  • chronic diarrhea
  • chronic pancreatitis
  • clostridium difficile
  • colic
  • colitis
  • colon stenting
  • colonic polyps
  • colonoscopy
  • colorectal screening
  • constipation
  • cyclic vomiting syndrome
  • cystadenoma of pancreas
  • cystic fibrosis - gi complications
  • diarrhea
  • dilation of sphincter of oddi
  • diverticular disease
  • diverticulitis
  • diverticulosis
  • double-balloon enteroscopy
  • duodenal ulcer
  • duodenitis
  • dysphagia
  • elevated amylase
  • endoscopic dilation of ampulla and biliary duct
  • endoscopic insertion of stent into bile duct
  • endoscopic mucosal resection
  • endoscopic removal of stone from biliary tract
  • endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • endoscopic ultrasound
  • endoscopy
  • enteral stenting
  • eosinophilic esophagitis
  • esophageal disorder
  • esophageal mass
  • esophageal stent
  • esophageal ulcer
  • esophageal varices
  • esophagitis
  • feeding problems
  • feeding tube
  • feeding tube placement
  • flatulence
  • foreign body in esophagus
  • gallbladder disease
  • gallbladder fistula
  • gallbladder obstruction
  • gallbladder polyp
  • gastric anomaly
  • gastric ulcer
  • gastrin secreting tumor of pancreas
  • gastritis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • gi stent placement
  • gluten sensitivity
  • graft versus host disease
  • helicobacter pylori
  • helminthiasis
  • hematemesis
  • hematochezia
  • hemorrhoids
  • hemorrhoids with complications
  • hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
  • hiatal hernia
  • hirschsprungs disease
  • hydrops of gallbladder
  • idiopathic megacolon
  • ileitis
  • ileoscopy
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • intestinal atresia
  • intestinal obstruction
  • intussusception
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • islet cell transplant
  • lactose intolerance
  • liver biopsy
  • malabsorption
  • malignant neoplasm of colon
  • malignant neoplasm of esophagus
  • malignant rectal neoplasm
  • malnutrition
  • meckel's diverticulum
  • megacolon
  • megarectum
  • melena
  • nausea
  • needle biopsy of pancreas
  • odynophagia
  • pancreas disease
  • pancreas head cancer
  • pancreas tail cancer
  • pancreatic cyst
  • pancreatic fistula
  • pancreatic insufficiency
  • pancreatic mass
  • pancreatic pseudocyst
  • pancreatic pseudocyst drainage
  • pancreatic steatorrhoea
  • pancreatic surgery
  • pancreatitis
  • pancreatoscopy
  • peptic ulcer
  • peptic ulcer surgery
  • percutaneous aspiration of gallbladder
  • peritoneoscopy
  • peroral endoscopic myotomy
  • polypectomy
  • polyposis syndrome
  • polyps
  • porcelain gallbladder
  • postcholecystectomy syndrome
  • proctosigmoidoscopy
  • rectal bleeding
  • rectal fistula
  • rectal hemorrhage
  • rectal pain
  • rectal polyp
  • regional enteritis
  • right lower quadrant pain
  • right upper quadrant pain
  • sclerosing cholangitis
  • short bowel syndrome
  • small bowel disease
  • spasm sphincter of oddi
  • spiral enteroscopy
  • spyglass
  • stomach cancer
  • stomach cramps
  • stomach pain
  • stricture sphincter of oddi
  • swallowing problem
  • tenesmus
  • ulcerative colitis
  • whipple disease

Brandabur JJ M.D., Leggett JE M.D., Wang L MS, Bartles RL MPH CIC, Baxter L MPH MBA, Diaz GA M.D., Grunkemeier GL Ph.D., Hove S RN, Oethinger M M.D. Ph.D. (2016, March). Surveillance of guideline practices for duodenoscope and linear echoendoscope reprocessing in a large healthcare system. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.


The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (41 Ratings, 10 Comments)


It's a pity you can't clone Dr. B.

I feel comfortable about discussing issues and symptoms with this provider.

I respect Dr. Brandabur for the care he has provided me these last 10-15 years. He is knowledgeably, kind, considerate, and a good conversationalist. I count myself lucky to be his patient.

Dr. Brandabur has been my follow up GI Dr after going through 2 years of intense gut pain, misdiagnosed by another Dr, and find out I had an intecussception and colon cancer. Dr Brandabur followed up with me after I had emergency surgery and has been my only GI provider. Because of all the surgical issues and cancer and but removal, I really only trust him. He has kept me going and cancer free for over 16 yrs now!

I am very confident in Dr Brandabur and his recommendations and ability. He is my favorite Doctor!!

Dr. Brandabur demonstrated concern, interest, and confidence. His strength in character and warmness was unexpected, yet incredibly reassuring!

Dr. B. is the best all around GI I've seen. This is the 2nd time all other GI's of mine came to a halt being stumped on what to do for my care suggesting major surgeries, I came to Dr. B. for an outside group health, 2nd opinion where once again he did the most modern medical tests & found an alternative to major surgery. I am forever grateful & trust this Dr. with my life.

Dr. Blandabur is very responsive to my calls and me.

Love Dr. Brandabur.

Dr. Brandabur is fantastic. He is a busy man, for sure, but I am glad he is my dr!
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