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Dr. Geoffrey Block, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Block

Dr. Geoffrey Block, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Rancho Mirage, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard in 1984 and specializes in gastroenterology, hepatology, and more.


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Dr. Block's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Reflux Esophagitis
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Dr. Block treats Reflux Esophagitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Block treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Esophagitis
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Dr. Block treats Esophagitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Block treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Esophageal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Block treats Esophageal Diseases more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Block treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Block's conditions and procedures:

  • 3D Ultrasound
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Blood Disorders
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon Stricture
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Pseudocyst Drainage
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteral Stenting
  • Enteritis
  • Enteroscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Polyposis
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laser Ablation
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Liver Transplant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Organ Transplant
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Pancreatic Biopsy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett's Esophagus
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication
  • Tumor Ablation
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

Patient-focused, compassionate care, accessible and with supportive staff. 

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Therapy Endoscopy
  • Transplant Hepatology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Transplant Hepatology

Education

1991
Hospital University Pittsburgh Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Hospital University Pittsburgh Med Center
Residency Hospital
1987
Hospitals Of The University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1986
University Of Pittsburgh Gsph
1984
Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard
Medical School
1980
University Of Connecticut
1978
University Of Connecticut
Undergraduate School
1991
1989
1987
1986
1984
1980
1978

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Block's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Block

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Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Block performed a very complex procedure on me. The exam and procedure went flawlessly. I left the hospital without any discomfort or pain. He is academic and on top of the latest medical procedures including MRI follow-up for this condition.
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Dr. Block is a highly skilled Physician of Gastroenterology. You will not find a more knowledgeable or caring medical professional. Schedule him with confidence that you have selected the best. Do not be dissuaded by the pitfalls of the Eisenhower Administrative System.
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Excellent experience and care provided. I am sure, as are my family, friends and work associates who see Dr. Block, the recent negative comment by another entry concerning Dr. Block is a total fake.
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Went to Dr Block for a colonoscopy and subsequent complications. I found Dr Block to be more pre-occupied with his status in the Dr community at Eisenhower and less concerned about my hospitalization and follow up. And let me be clear - these complications were a result of his negligence. I would not recommend Dr Block at all. I had a terrible experience with him. There are many fine Gastroenterologists in the desert who would have spent more time with me and worked to resolve the issues
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Excellent physician. A true specialist whom you have no doubts about.
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Very caring physician - smart and takes time with you to understand the issues you face.
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Very caring and understanding
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This man saved my mothers life. She was visiting Palm Desert when she had excruciating pain. She went to Eisenhower's ER and the next day Dr. Block performed EUS. Her condition had gone undiagnosed for possibly years. Her Bile duct and liver had numerous stones that were blocking her duct. These organs were infected along with her blood and she was going into septic shock. She wouldn't of made it 24 more hours. So, a big shout out to Dr. Block and God for orchestrating all the details :-)
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Dr. Block is the best Dr. He was my Mother angle who kept my Mother alive for me and my brothr's and sister's to enjoy a littler longer. My Mother had a very sick Liver. Dr Block has the hands of God. I miss you very miss in Pittsburgh PA. From E.S. I highly recommend him.
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