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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marc Wishingrad practices adult gastroenterology in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Wishingrad (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Wishingrad's areas of expertise include nutrition counseling, gallbladder problems, and celiac disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Providence Saint John's Health Center, and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Wishingrad graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wishingrad accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wishingrad include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Scleroderma, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Philippe Jean Quilici, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
8635 W Third Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Philippe Quilici is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Burbank, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quilici include thyroid problems, cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Quilici has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Quilici (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Colectomy, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Cancer, Hernia, Gastric ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 1170w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. N. Elson is a gastroenterologist in Santa Monica, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in liver disease, colorectal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Elson is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Elson attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Sean C Lai, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sean Lai's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of general care, liver disease, and intestinal (bowel) problems. Dr. Lai is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lai graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Intestinal Problems, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Hepatitis A, General Care

Dr. Andrew F Ippoliti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8730 Alden Drive
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Ippoliti, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ippoliti's professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Ippoliti accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ippoliti has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Esophageal Spasm, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Brian Shew, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Shew's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shew attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Shew include pancreas problems, thyroid problems, and cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shew has received include National Institutes of Health - Career Development Award and Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, and Huntington Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Fundoplication, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Esmail David Hessami, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Esmail Hessami is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Burbank, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Hessami (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. Dr. Hessami's areas of expertise include the following: liver disease, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). His professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Adventist Health System, and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Dr. Hessami graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids

Dr. Rahul Kishin Chhablani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
514 S Barrington Avenue; #102
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rahul Chhablani, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Chhablani (or staff) speaks Hindi. In his practice, he is particularly interested in liver disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Chhablani is a graduate of Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Chhablani completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
8723 Alden Drive; Steven Spielberg Building, Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Philip Frykman's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Dr. Frykman's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Frykman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Pectus Excavatum, Ulcerative Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Nausea, Nissen ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3831 Hughes Avenue; #706
Culver City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Gross is a gastroenterologist in Culver City, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, bronchitis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Gross is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Gross attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gross's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Bronchitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Nausea, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 325e
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Shahrad Shamsi's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Shamsi is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise consist of women's health issues, hemorrhoids, and acid reflux (GERD). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shamsi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shamsi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Shamsi's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Hemorrhoids, Women's Health Issues

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8635 W. Third Street; Suite 995 West
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Theodore Stein, who practices in Beverly Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include liver disease, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. Dr. Stein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Before performing his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center, Dr. Stein attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Biliary Disorders, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Farid, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1223 16th Street; Suite 3100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Mary Farid works as an adult gastroenterologist in Santa Monica, CA and Burbank, CA. She is conversant in Arabic. Her areas of expertise include the following: bleeding, barrett's esophagus, and ulcers. Dr. Farid is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Providence Saint John's Health Center. She attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then went on to complete her residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, VA Wadsworth Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Farid's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Foreign Body Removal, Bleeding, Gallstones, Enteroscopy, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
8635 W Third Street; Suite 795-w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Scott Cunneen works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and intensive care specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, stomach surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Cunneen is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gallstones, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Weight Loss, Nissen Fundoplication, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8730 Alden Drive; Suite 2e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Pimentel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Pimentel a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pimentel include sigmoidoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba, Dr. Pimentel attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pimentel's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Department of Internal Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Derek Cheng is an adult gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Cheng's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon ... (Read more)

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What is Acid Reflux (GERD)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated GERD and sometimes called acid reflux, happens when food and acid inside the stomach leak back up into the bottom of the throat. This causes a burning sensation, heartburn, and a bad taste or smell in the mouth. GERD is different from occasional heartburn in that it happens regularly, at least twice a week over several weeks.

GERD happens because the muscle around the bottom of the throat weakens. This can be caused by a shift in the placement of the stomach, as happens with a hiatal hernia. Other risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, the use of certain medications, and smoking.

A person with GERD will notice the obvious signs of heartburn and an acid feeling in their throat several times a week. Other symptoms can include a persistent cough, nausea, asthma, or a sore throat that doesn’t go away. If GERD is left untreated, it can cause problems in the lining of the throat, including ulcers and even cancer.

There are simple lifestyle changes that can be made to combat acid reflux:
  • Lose weight, if needed.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Eat small meals and don’t lie down right after eating.
  • Stay away from acidic foods and foods known to cause reflux such as fried food and coffee.

If those lifestyle changes aren’t enough, there are medications that can help. Antacids, medications that decrease acid production in the stomach, medications to help the stomach empty faster, and antibiotics can all be useful. In extreme cases, surgery can be performed to tighten the bottom of the esophagus.
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