Dr. Alaa Abousaif, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Abousaif
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

inSite Digestive Health Care

16305 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 220 Irvine, CA 92618

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(714) 835-7700

Dr. Alaa Abousaif, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Irvine, CA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Abousaif has more experience with Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Damascus / Faculty of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with Saint Joseph Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abousaif to book an appointment.


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  • Offers Telehealth
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(714) 835-7700

Dr. Abousaif accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Abousaif

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Abousaif treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Abousaif treats other conditions, please contact the office at (714) 835-7700.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abousaif treats Esophageal Diseases more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Abousaif treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Heartburn
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abousaif treats Heartburn more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Abousaif treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abousaif treats Esophagitis more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Abousaif treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abousaif treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Abousaif treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abousaif treats Hemorrhoids more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Abousaif treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abousaif treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Abousaif treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Check Dr. Abousaif's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Abousaif's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Abousaif's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abousaif

4.5

Based on 46 ratings

5 Stars
84.78260869565217%
(39)
4 Stars
2.1739130434782608%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
2.1739130434782608%
(1)
1 Star
10.869565217391305%
(5)
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Apr 24, 2020
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TERRIBLE! I have had C diff for almost a year and was referred to this doctor. They never followed up with anything. I had to call to get orders sent to the right places. The receptionists were rude and they did not take care of me at all or help me. I still have it even after their treatment and now I am going to a different doctor for a transplant. I do not trust these people! They also jut dismiss any of your symptoms. (FYI I saw both DR. Abousaif and the Nurse Practitioner).
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I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy by Dr Abousaif and both procedures went exceptionally well. He takes the time to listen to his patients and provides concise explanations for recommended actions. He addresses all my questions in a professional, personable manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Greg – Jun 07, 2019
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Dr Abousaif is very caring person and he takes the time to explain the procedure. This is my second colonoscopy with Dr Abousaif and what it matters the most He acknowledges the patient needs. His staff are beyond excellent and their follow up after the procedure by calling and making sure no fever or pain. Again thank you so much Dr Abousaif for the wonderfull service.
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SALAH MAZLOUM in FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA – Feb 28, 2019
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He was referred to me by my Gastroenterologist for some removal of polyps he did a great job. He was very attentive and answered all my questions. He has staff that are awesome. His Nurse practitioner, Dixie Stills is great also
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Herb Johnson in Tustin, CA – Oct 23, 2018
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I highly recommend Dr. Abousaif!
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Cathy Thedford – Oct 23, 2018
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I have had 2 colonoscopies as recommended by my G.P.... both contacts and appointments went as explained and performed. I am relatively healthy as is my wife and our interactions with the DR. and his staff have been positive and comfortable. The Dr. is personable and friendly with confident answers to our questions and reasonable support information to satisfy those concerns. We wish him and his staff continued success in their practice. We will see you again as planned and or needed. Thanks
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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C M Glenn in Buena Park, CA – Sep 16, 2018
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I had 2 concurrent procedures yesterday. The appointment was at 7:45 AM but I arrived about 20 minutes early... Everything was done by 8:45 AM, I was out the door shortly thereafter. Dr. Abousaif is no stranger to my husband and me, having taken good care of us in the past, and I don't need to tell you about the level of trust we keep in him. Everyone else, from the front desk at the Surgical Center to my attending nurses were so nice I didn't even want to go home!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mickey in Westminster, CA – Sep 09, 2018
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Dr. Abousaif is very personable and takes the time necessary to explain what you are experiencing, why and what can be done to help remedy the situation. It is often changes in your diet in addition to medications, if necessary. He doesn't just load you up on medications and say "Good Bye".
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Liz in Orange, CA – Jul 25, 2018
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Friendly caring manner. Concerned and calming demeanor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Nancy Feldman – Jul 25, 2018
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I feel extremely comfortable with Dr. Abousaif and his office staff. They are always right on top of everything and very nice to deal with. Dr. Abousaif has a very kind demeanor and makes you feel calm. I would recommend him to all of my friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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P. Massa in CA – Jul 12, 2018
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I have a long family history of colon cancer. I have had to have frequent colonoscopies in the last 20 years and Dr Abousaif has done the last 4. He is very thorough and caring. So are all of staff. I love him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Caroline Root in Lakewood, CA – Jun 21, 2018
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Dr Abousaif is great. His staff is less than impressive. They won't answer phones when you call. They are less than helpful when you are in the office. They give you conflicting instructions than the Dr. The Dr is only as good as his staff, and that is not good.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Julie in Orange, CA – Jun 11, 2018
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Dr. Abousaif and his staff have given me excellent care and treatment.Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Joe Campbell in Orange, CA – Jun 11, 2018
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Dr.Abousaif and the staff at Insite Digestive Health Care are an exceptional team of health care professionals.Dr. Abousaif was very professional and displayed concern for my healthcare needs.Dr. Abousaif addressed all my questions and made excellent knowledgeable recomendations and improvement suggestions for my healthcare.Gratitude Blessings and Appreciation to Dr. Abousaif and the staff/team at Insite Digestive Health Care.????
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Mark in Santa Ana – Apr 27, 2018
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It was my first time having to deal with this procedure and he was kind and explained everything and put me at ease from the first time I met him, at the surgery center and after.
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Dr Abousaif is very easy to talk to and a good listener. Key elements for a GI specialist I think!
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It was very easy to make an appointment with Dr. Abousaif. His staff is helpful and efficient. Dr. Abousaif discussed options and treatment and was very thorough, knowledgable and patient. I have a follow-up appointment and it was quick and easy to schedule. I highly recommend Dr. Abousaif.
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Patient, intelligent, expert AND he listens to special needs and questions. He is a gentleman and fine surgeon.
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JMM in Fullerton, CA – Dec 13, 2017
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Dr. Abousaif is more than just a gastrointestinalIstanbul, he will help you through anything. He was amazing with my disabled son who is 29 with the mental capacity of a 1 year old. He has been my gastrinterologist for over 5 years now and yet also helped me cope with other issues like worries of DMT. Would recommend him to all.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Since gastrointestinal disorders can create a great deal of worry, anxiety, and discomfort, I strive to provide top quality medical care in an efficient,...Read more

Biography

Dr. Alaa Abousaif is a Board Certified Internist and Gastroenterologist, who has been in private practice for the past fifteen years. He has completed...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Georgetown University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Wright State University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1993
University of Damascus / Faculty of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

inSite Digestive Health Care

Irvine Office16305 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 220 Irvine, CA 92618
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Saint Joseph Hospital

Orange, CA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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