We found 13 gastroenterologists near Glendora, CA.

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Dr. Mark W. Li M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.71 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
Address: 1433 W Merced Avenue, West Covina, CA 91790
Phone: 626-330-6003
Dr. Michael Thomas Oliver MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 420 W Rowland Street, Covina, CA 91723
Suresht Paul Sharma MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.64 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
Address: 1135 S Sunset Avenue, West Covina, CA 91790
Rangarao Panguluri MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 4111 Maine Avenue, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Phone: 626-960-3016
Dr. Patrick B. Truong M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 1135 S Sunset Avenue, West Covina, CA 91790
Mr. Mumtaz Akram M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.58 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 906 S Sunset Avenue, West Covina, CA 91790
Osama A. Sidhom MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1135 S Sunset Avenue, West Covina, CA 91790
Sartaj M. Arora MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.34 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 1135 S Sunset Avenue, West Covina, CA 91790
George Ferenczi M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.63 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 1794 S Barranca Avenue, Glendora, CA 91740
Dr. Kelvin Eric Yeh M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 1135 S Sunset Avenue, West Covina, CA 91790
Adam Jonathan Snyder M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 415 W Route 66, Glendora, CA 91740
Dr. Shahnawaz S. Jaffer M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.67 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 247 W San Bernardino Road, Covina, CA 91723
Dr. Ankush Sharma MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Gastroenterology (Digestive System)
Address: 500 West San Bernardino Road, Covina, CA 91722
Phone: 626-960-2326
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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient's body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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