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We found 41 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sheu speaks Taiwanese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sheu completed a residency program at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, as well as 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

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

Dr. Waleed Shindy is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shindy has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colon problems. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Shindy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Yang is especially interested in colon cancer, liver disease, and capsule endoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Yang average 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yang obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency 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) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Sentovich has a special interest in colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and rectal problems. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He 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, Irvine. Dr. Sentovich 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 welcomes 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. Yanghee Woo, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Yanghee Woo works as a surgical oncologist in South Pasadena, CA and Duarte, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Woo (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Korean. Dr. Woo's areas of expertise consist of gastrectomy, pancreatectomy (pancreas removal), and robotic surgery. She is affiliated with City of Hope. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Woo has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer

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

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

Dr. Samuel Chung is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Arcadia, CA. His clinical interests include lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Chung is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. Chung attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

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

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 surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Lourie (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Lourie include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and da vinci surgery. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Lourie studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at Huntington Memorial Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lourie has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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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. 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 hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His areas of expertise include the following: bone marrow transplant, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and esophageal cancer. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keung accepts. Dr. Keung graduated from The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Keung (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC), 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, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, ... (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 specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Selby include liver cancer, hepatobiliary surgery, and pancreatic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, Dr. Selby attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Selby include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. He 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

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

Dr. Hrair Koutnouyan practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise consist of anti-aging, thyroid problems, and skin cancer. Dr. Koutnouyan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Koutnouyan (or staff) speaks Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Koutnouyan is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He 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. Seth Ashley Cohen, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
630 S. Raymond Avenue; Suite 220
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Seth Cohen works as an urologist and female pelvic medicine specialist in Glendora, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, and West Covina, CA. His clinical interests include pelvic reconstructive surgery, neurogenic bladder, and vaginal prolapse. Dr. Cohen's 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). He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohen 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)

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Specializes in General Surgery
1812 Verdugo Boulevard
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Jose Perez's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Perez attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Stamford Hospital, Connecticut, and Westchester Medical Center for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctor, Pasadena Magazine, 2012, 2013; Patient Care Award, Stamford Hospital, 2005-2006; and J. Forbes Rogers Research Award, Stamford Hospital, 2002-2003. Dr. Perez is conversant in Spanish. His 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. Loretta Erhunmwunsee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee is a general surgeon and chest surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Erhunmwunsee include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and robotic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Erhunmwunsee performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Erhunmwunsee takes. Dr. Erhunmwunsee has received the following distinctions: Woodruff Scholarship; Emory University Full Merit-based Scholarship; and Phi Beta Kappa.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Mohammad Reza Nahed, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Mohammad Nahed sees patients in Mission Hills, CA and Pasadena, CA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, osteoporosis, and asthma. On average, patients gave Dr. Nahed a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Nahed is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Osteoporosis, Acid Reflux, Asthma

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 specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Glendale, CA and Torrance, CA. His clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mazaheri honors. He is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. Dr. Mazaheri is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Beverly Hills, CA and Pasadena, CA. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Texas Children's Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), pyloric stenosis, and hernia surgery. Dr. Chen has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.