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We found 42 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 practices adult gastroenterology in Torrance, CA. Patients gave Dr. Zaidel an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Zaidel attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Takemura focuses on acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Takemura is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Takemura completed a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Takemura's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Viktor Ernst Eysselein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
21840 Normandie Avenue; Suite 700
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Viktor Eysselein's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Eysselein include 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. Dr. Eysselein honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Wurzburg Faculty of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Eysselein include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Eysselein (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Sutha Sachar practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sachar include obesity, pancreas problems, and liver disease. She accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sachar is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Nazir Khaja practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khaja (or staff) speaks Urdu. In his practice, Dr. Khaja focuses on acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Khaja is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Khaja is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Judy Law-Torok's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Law-Torok has indicated that her clinical interests include general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Affiliated, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Law-Torok is 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. James Edward Camel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Camel is a general surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Camel's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Camel is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Camel welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Peter Shin is a family practitioner in Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Shin studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Shin is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Houman Solomon works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. His areas of expertise include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. Dr. Solomon's professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before completing his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Solomon attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Solomon honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He welcomes 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's specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lopez include liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Accountable Health Plans, and more. Dr. Lopez attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. Dr. Lopez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. 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. Parvin Fatheddin Peddi, MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Hematology
3445 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Parvin Peddi's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Her areas of expertise include the following: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), esophageal cancer, and ovarian cancer. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Peddi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Peddi is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Peddi has received professional recognition including the following: 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. In addition to English, she speaks Persian.

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

Dr. Melanie Friedlander works as a general surgeon in Torrance, CA. Dr. Friedlander's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Friedlander is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Friedlander has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Stanley Klein practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery in Torrance, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Klein at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Klein include pancreas problems, stomach problems, and liver disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein accepts. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Klein completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Klein (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muttalib accepts. He is a graduate of Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Muttalib's medical residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Daryl Robert Rheuark, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
24520 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Daryl Rheuark's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rheuark's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Rheuark obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Meena Oberoi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Meena Oberoi's specialties are family medicine and general internal medicine. Dr. Oberoi's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Oberoi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of King George Medical University. Her training includes residency programs at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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.