Dr. Gnana Desigan, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 67
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Dr. Gnana Desigan, MD
Dr. Gnana Desigan, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Van Nuys, CA. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 44 years. Dr. Desigan is affiliated with Valley Presbyterian Hospital.


6850 Sepulveda Blvd Ste 214

Van Nuys, CA 91405

Contact Information
Dr. Gnana Desigan, MD

Dr. Gnana Desigan, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • 2 More

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Dr. Desigan's Experience

Dr. Desigan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Madurai Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Vanderbit U Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Desigan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Desigan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desigan to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Desigan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Reseda, CA |
Dr .Desigan is a nice doctor, i visited him only once, only problem with the staff.these are the problems i had and warn others to be careful 1.it took a way long time to get the appointment, more than a month. 2. when i called them i asked whether they accept my health assurance, they said yes and asked to pay copay $ 50, but later they billed me $ 125. The staff knows nothing , later i found this doctor not in my insurance . please check check with your insurance before you visit him
Los Angeles, CA |
Unfortunately my experience with Dr. Desigan was not good, the staff were rude and unfriendly at least one of them. Still have my problem from the beginning and in a lot of pain. Dr. Desigan saw me only once and never did a follow up after a test, I had to call him, when I tried to make an appointment for a follow up, the receptionist was very rude and denied the appointment and give no other choice but wait. Finally I changed dr. Never will go back to this office.
in North Hollywood, CA |
Never had the chance to experience this doctor. However, his staff changed my appointment time, and never called me on the change. Not a professional office. Staff told the doctor they called me, when in fact they did not. This doctor needs to do some front and back office house cleaning if he wants to keep his reputation and stop apologizing for his staff.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Excellent doctor. The only problem is he's booked way in advance. But if you check in frequently you can get an appointment when someone else cancels.
Van Nuys, CA |
First and foremost the best receptionist ever. She's so nice and helpful. The doctor was friendly and seemed honest.
Dr. Desigan is a top notch specialist. And he's good and kind. I just had a very bad experience scheduling an appointment with one of his assistants named Janice (or sounded like Janice) today. She was so haughty and rude. I've been going to Dr. Desigan's office since 2009 and all his assistants in the past have all been nice and accommodating. Janice is not an asset to this clinic.
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Dr. Desigan accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Power Select HMO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    SmartCare HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Priority Health
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Desigan has admitting privileges

Valley Presbyterian Hospital
15107 Vanowen St
Van Nuys, CA 91405
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