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We found 46 gastroenterologists who accept Medicare near Laguna Hills, CA.

Dr. Kenneth E Grant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
24451 Health Center Drive
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Grant's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Grant is a graduate of Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Grant completed residency programs at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and Massachusetts General Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in endoscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grant accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Grant include: Southern California Super Doctors and Orange County Medical Association's Physicians of Excellence. Dr. Grant is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Dr. Om Prakash Chaurasia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26421 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 140a
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Om Chaurasia specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chaurasia honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Patna Medical College. Dr. Chaurasia's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. In addition to English, Dr. Chaurasia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Ramin Zabihi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26800 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 308
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Zabihi, who practices in Mission Viejo, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Zabihi is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). His education and training includes medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zabihi is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Lino J De Guzman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16100 Sand Canyon Avenue
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Lino Deguzman sees patients in Irvine, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His training includes residency programs at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Deguzman is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Deguzman (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Hooshang Meshkinpour, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16100 Sand Canyon Avenue; #260
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Hooshang Meshkinpour is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal cancer screening, swallowing problems (dysphagia), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Meshkinpour takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Meshkinpour attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Meshkinpour include: Best Doctors in America - Gastroenterology; Fellow, American College of Physicians; and Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Menasheh Weinberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
24221 Calle De La Louisa, Third Floor; Suite 300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Weinberg specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology and practices in Laguna Hills, CA. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinberg accepts. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weinberg's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Catherine Bao Ngo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
24221 Calle De La Louisa; #300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Ngo is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Ngo graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ngo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Herbert H Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
113 Waterworks Way; Suite 315a
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Herbert Lee practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lee has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Lee's practice is open to new patients. He attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Dr. Barry S Donner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
24221 Calle De La Louisa; #300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Barry Donner, who practices in Laguna Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Donner's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Donner is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26800 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 475
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Habib Rahman, who practices in Mission Viejo, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Rahman (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Patient ratings for Dr. Rahman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rahman takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15825 Laguna Canyon Road; Suite 106
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Fang Yu's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Yu is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. He attended National Defense Medical Center for medical school and subsequently trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for residency. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Ketan Kiritkumar Shah, MD, MBA
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Gastroenterology
24221 Calle De La Louisa; Suite 300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ketan Shah is a Laguna Hills, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shah trained at Duke University Medical Center. He honors AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Kevin H Ashby, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
24221 Calle De La Louisa; Suite 300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Ashby works as an adult gastroenterologist in Laguna Hills, CA. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ashby is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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Dr. David B Stanton, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 105
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. David Stanton is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Stanton's areas of expertise include liver disease. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Stanton attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Stanton has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Stanton has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease

Dr. Mitchell Haven Katz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
24451 Health Center Drive
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Mitchell Katz is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Orange, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Katz has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Aurora Sinai Medical Center. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Hardeep M Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; #301 B
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Hardeep Singh is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Singh speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Singh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Endoscopic Variceal Ligation, Small ... (Read more)

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.