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

Dr. Yeong Sheu is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Sheu has a special interest in acid reflux (GERD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheu accepts. He studied medicine at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sheu trained at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Taiwanese. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colon problems. Dr. Shindy is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Shindy studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shindy trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shindy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 gastroenterologist in Pasadena, CA. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yang's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, liver disease, and capsule endoscopy. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Yang (or staff) speaks 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 medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sentovich include colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and rectal problems. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Sentovich a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; NIH Short Term Training Grant UCLA.; and New England Society of Colon & Rectal. He is open to new patients.

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

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Arcadia, CA. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. Chung attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung accepts. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Cantonese. Dr. Chung 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Lourie (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Lourie obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

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

Dr. Helen Chen is a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Chen honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Chen's distinctions include: 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 foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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

Dr. Seth Cohen's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise consist of pelvic reconstructive surgery, neurogenic bladder, and vaginal prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Cohen honors Medicare insurance. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Cohen has received distinctions including 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. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

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

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

Dr. K. Durairaj is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Durairaj speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thyroid problems, and dermabrasion. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Durairaj attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Durairaj welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sleep Disorders, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hrair Koutnouyan's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, restylane, and laser surgery. Dr. Koutnouyan is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Koutnouyan's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Koutnouyan (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chin Surgery, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Skin Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Restylane, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Yanghee Woo's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Woo's areas of expertise include gastrectomy, pancreatectomy (pancreas removal), and robotic surgery. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Woo (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Korean. Dr. Woo is affiliated with City of Hope.

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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. 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Alhambra, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: bone marrow transplant, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and esophageal cancer. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Keung is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Keung is a graduate of The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Keung (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Blood Cancers, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee practices general surgery and thoracic surgery in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. Dr. Erhunmwunsee graduated from Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Erhunmwunsee completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Erhunmwunsee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Woodruff Scholarship; Emory University Full Merit-based Scholarship; and Phi Beta Kappa. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

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

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) in Los Angeles, CA and Pasadena, CA. Dr. Selby has indicated that his clinical interests include liver cancer, hepatobiliary surgery, and pancreatic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Selby 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. Mark V McNamara, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 400
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Mark McNamara's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. McNamara (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. These areas are among Dr. McNamara's clinical interests: general care and blood disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Keck Medicine of USC. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Evanston Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. McNamara has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, General Care, Breast Cancer

Specializes in General Surgery
1812 Verdugo Boulevard
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Jose Perez's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Perez accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Stamford Hospital, Connecticut, and Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Perez attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Top Doctor, Pasadena Magazine, 2012, 2013; Patient Care Award, Stamford Hospital, 2005-2006; and J. Forbes Rogers Research Award, Stamford Hospital, 2002-2003. He is conversant in 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

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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.

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