Michael A. Goebel, MD, is a physician with Hattiesburg Clinic Gastroenterology.
He earned his medical degree at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, La. He completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, N.C., and a gastroenterology fellowship at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, La. Dr. Goebel is board certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Goebel focuses on colon cancer prevention and treats patients with a wide variety of gastrointestinal diseases. These include acid reflux (GERD), trouble swallowing (dysphagia), celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic liver disease, and pancreatic and biliary disorders. He is trained in advanced endoscopic techniques, such as ERCP, high-resolution esophageal pH monitoring and resection of complex polyps. He also has significant experience in wireless capsule endoscopy, wireless capsule pH monitoring to aid in reflux evaluation and guide anti-reflux surgery, and wireless capsule motility testing (SmartPillTM).
Goebel has made it a priority to try to provide the best care possible to the Pine Belt and surrounding areas. He participates in resident and nurse practitioner mentoring and education. He has been a regional speaker for GI products that help with IBS, constipation and diarrhea – aiding in education for primary care providers. He has attempted to keep the local community at the medical forefront. In these efforts, he has developed the clinic’s program for noninvasive imaging techniques, such as CT enterography, pursing noninvasive liver fibrosis evaluation, and performing the first Colon Capsule Endoscopy (CCE) in the state.
Goebel, his wife, Tiffany, and their three children reside in Hattiesburg, where they are active in the community. When Goebel is not working, he may be seen “attempting to coach” for the Hattiesburg Youth Soccer Association, serving with Venture Church or staying active through sports and CrossFit. He and the family also love cheering for LSU football and the New Orleans Saints.
“I have always been greatly humbled by the notion that I would have the privilege and responsibility to aid patients in achieving their best health. I will always try to honor that great gift and will continue to learn and improve in my pursuit of discovering more about God’s greatest masterpiece.” – Michael A. Goebel, MD