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

Dr. Oren Zaidel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Zaidel is especially interested in colon cancer, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Zaidel (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. 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, 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Law-Torok include primary care, liver disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Law-Torok is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Affiliated. Dr. Law-Torok attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Disease, Primary Care, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Daryl Rheuark's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, obesity, and asthma. Dr. Rheuark is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rheuark honors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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 hematologist and adult oncologist in Redondo Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Horodner include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Horodner accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Horodner attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Horodner has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Lomita, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Raikhel graduated from The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Her clinical interests include menopause, nutrition issues, and sleep disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Raikhel average 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raikhel accepts. Dr. Raikhel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Raikhel has an open panel.

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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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among his clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), nutrition issues, and primary care. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gorlick accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gorlick's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. He 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 is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general surgery and practices in Torrance, CA. She is conversant in Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baghai include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and breast surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Baghai attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Mayo Clinic. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Katrina Kaemmerer works as a general pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. Dr. Kaemmerer's areas of expertise consist of asthma, acid reflux (GERD), and allergies. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaemmerer honors. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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