We found 43 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna near Redondo Beach, CA.

Dr. Oren Zaidel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 260
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Oren Zaidel is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Zaidel completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Zaidel has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Mark H Takemura, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
20911 Earl Street 280
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mark Takemura is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Takemura is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Takemura average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Takemura welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Barry Arthur Steinmetz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3640 Lomita Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Barry Steinmetz is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Steinmetz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steinmetz include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Steinmetz accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Steinmetz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Steinmetz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 420
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sutha Sachar is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sachar include obesity, pancreas problems, and liver disease. Dr. Sachar is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sachar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Sachar has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21840 Normandie Avenue; Suite 700
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Viktor Eysselein's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Eysselein has a special interest in acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Eysselein welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Wurzburg Faculty of Medicine. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Eysselein (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Nazir U Khaja, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
20911 Earl Street 180
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Nazir Khaja is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Torrance, CA. Dr. Khaja is especially interested in acid reflux (GERD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Khaja (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Khaja's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 204
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Judy Law-Torok's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In her practice, Dr. Law-Torok focuses on general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Affiliated. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Law-Torok is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Disease, General Care, Acid Reflux

Dr. Kristin Karin Egan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2809 N Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Egan is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Egan include eyelid surgery, rosacea, and dermabrasion. Dr. Egan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Egan's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Egan has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Peter Bachel Shin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23326 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Shin sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shin's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shin has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Parvin Fatheddin Peddi, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology
3445 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Parvin Peddi, who practices in Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Her areas of expertise include the following: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peddi takes. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. She has received distinctions including American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award; Chief Editor of Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 33rd Edition; and Mentors in Medicine Research Award, Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Peddi speaks Persian. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Edward Camel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Camel's area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Camel include minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Camel graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Camel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Skin Cancer, Acid Reflux, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Houman Esmailzadeh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Houman Solomon works as a general surgeon in Torrance, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Solomon a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Solomon trained at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Solomon's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, colon problems, rectal problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Ramos Lopez Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
20911 Earl Street; 245
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Richard Lopez is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Lopez is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Lopez focuses on liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Lopez attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hepatitis A

Dr. Melanie Hope Friedlander, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Friedlander specializes in general surgery and practices in Torrance, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Dr. Friedlander takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Friedlander attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Friedlander's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Friedlander's office for an appointment.

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

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Dr. Stanley R Klein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 300, Building 7
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Klein's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. He practices in Torrance, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Klein's clinical interests: pancreas problems, stomach problems, and liver disease. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Klein is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Klein has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Stomach Problems, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Azhar Muttalib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib works as a general internist in Torrance, CA. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Muttalib's clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muttalib honors. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. His residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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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