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

Dr. Oren Zaidel is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Torrance, CA. Dr. Zaidel is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Zaidel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Zaidel's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , colon cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Judy Law-Torok sees patients in Torrance, CA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Law-Torok attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Law-Torok include general care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Affiliated, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Law-Torok welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Disease, General Care, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Daryl Rheuark is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sleep disorders, obesity, and asthma. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rheuark is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Rheuark speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Asthma

Dr. Andrew Gabriel Horodner, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
514 N. Prospect Avenue; 4th Floor
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Horodner is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Redondo Beach, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Horodner honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally affiliated with 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: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Marina Raikhel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25043 Narbonne Avenue
Lomita, CA
 

Dr. Marina Raikhel is a family medicine practitioner in Lomita, CA. Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Her areas of expertise include sleep disorders, obesity, and anti-aging. Dr. Raikhel is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Raikhel is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Laurence Karl Gorlick, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
550 Deep Valley Drive 319
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Gorlick sees patients in Rolling Hills Estates, CA, R. H. E, CA, and Los Alamitos, CA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. Patients gave Dr. Gorlick an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Gorlick speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Mercedeh Baghai, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 150
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mercedeh Baghai is a general surgeon. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, breast surgery, and robotic surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Baghai performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Baghai speaks Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Specializes in Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
827 Deep Valley Drive; Suite #310
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

Dr. Katrina Kaemmerer sees patients in Rolling Hills Estates, CA and R. H. E, CA. Her medical specialties are adolescent medicine and general pediatrics. Her areas of clinical interest consist of asthma, acid reflux (GERD), and allergies. Dr. Kaemmerer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Kaemmerer attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Kaemmerer's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Asthma

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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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