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We found 40 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems near Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Yeong An A Sheu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1118 S. Garfield Avenue; Suite 203
Alhambra, CA
 

Dr. Yeong Sheu works as a gastroenterologist in Burbank, CA and Alhambra, CA. His clinical interests encompass acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Sheu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Sheu's residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. He speaks Taiwanese. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Waleed Wasfy Shindy, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
630 S. Raymond Avenue; Suite 240
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Waleed Shindy's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Shindy include cancer, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colon problems. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Shindy obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Cancer

Dr. Julie Ting-Yu Yang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
50 Alessandro Place; Suite 410
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Julie Yang is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Pasadena, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yang's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, liver disease, and capsule endoscopy. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Yang's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer

All Interests: Capsule Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoid Banding, Liver Disease

Dr. Stephen M Sentovich, MBA, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Sentovich sees patients in Arcadia, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Duarte, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Sentovich's areas of expertise include colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and rectal problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Sentovich average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sentovich's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; NIH Short Term Training Grant UCLA.; and New England Society of Colon & Rectal. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Sentovich's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , anorectal problems, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal cancer, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Anorectal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Lourie, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
50 Bellefontaine Street; Suite 302
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. David Lourie is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Lourie's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lourie include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lourie obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lourie (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel Wai-Kee Kee Chung Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue; Ac 1076
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Chung is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chung include lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Chung performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Chung has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Lung Cancer

Dr. Yi-Kong Kong Keung, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
707 S. Garfield Avenue; Suite 304
Alhambra, CA
 

Dr. Yi-Kong Keung is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Keung is a graduate of The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Keung include bone marrow transplant, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and esophageal cancer. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Keung (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Keung is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colon problems, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hrair A Koutnouyan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
50 Alessandro Place; Suite 230
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Hrair Koutnouyan specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Koutnouyan (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. In Dr. Koutnouyan's practice, he is particularly interested in anti-aging, thyroid problems, and skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Before completing his residency at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Koutnouyan attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koutnouyan honors. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Koutnouyan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Skin Cancer, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Yanghee Woo, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Yanghee Woo's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In addition to English, Dr. Woo (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Korean. Dr. Woo's clinical interests encompass gastrectomy, pancreatectomy (pancreas removal), and robotic surgery. She is affiliated with City of Hope. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Woo honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer

All Interests: Pancreatectomy, Tumor, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastrectomy, Stomach Cancer, Robotic Surgery

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Dr. Seth Ashley Cohen, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
630 S. Raymond Avenue; Suite 220
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Seth Cohen is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include pelvic reconstructive surgery, neurogenic bladder, and vaginal prolapse. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Cohen's distinctions include: Honorable Mention, Dr. George Kaplan Outstanding Resident Research Award at UCSD; Western Section of the AUA Resident Scholarship Award; and Nominated for UCSD Kaiser Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Cohen is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Incontinence, Incontinence Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Rick Selby, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Critical Care
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 400
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Robert Selby practices general surgery, transplant surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of clinical interest consist of liver cancer, hepatobiliary surgery, and pancreatic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Selby completed his residency training at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. In addition to English, Dr. Selby speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Keck Medicine of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease

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Specializes in General Surgery
1812 Verdugo Boulevard
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Jose Perez is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Glendale, CA. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Perez trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Stamford Hospital, Connecticut, and Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Perez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Top Doctor, Pasadena Magazine, 2012, 2013; Patient Care Award, Stamford Hospital, 2005-2006; and J. Forbes Rogers Research Award, Stamford Hospital, 2002-2003. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Perez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and Keck Medicine of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Breast Issues, Biliary Disorders, Spider Veins, Colorectal Problems, Hernia

Dr. Helen K Chen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Helen Chen specializes in radiation oncology and practices in South Pasadena, CA and Duarte, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Her professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Chen honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Chen has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Stanford University; Cap and Gown Honor Society, Stanford University; and Eastman Kodak Scholar, Stanford University1981. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Skin Cancer, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalpna Kay Durairaj, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
800 Fairmount Avenue; Suite 325
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. K. Durairaj is a specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Pasadena, CA and Sun Valley, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include sleep disorders, anti-aging, and migraine. Dr. Durairaj is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Durairaj attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Durairaj trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Sinus Surgery, Acid Reflux, Migraine, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Ata Mazaheri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1560 E Chevy Chase Drive; Suite 450
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Ata Mazaheri's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Glendale, CA and Torrance, CA. He attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mazaheri's clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Mazaheri welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Steve C Chen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Other, Critical Care
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 286
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Steve Chen specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Beverly Hills, CA and Pasadena, CA. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), pyloric stenosis, and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Cedars-Sinai. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Texas Children's Hospital, Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Chen has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pyloric stenosis, appendicitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Tumor, Appendicitis, Pyloric Stenosis, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.