Dr. Gnana Desigan, MD

Dr. Gnana Desigan, MD


Gastroenterology | Male | 67 years old

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Dr. Desigan specializes in Gastroenterology and practices in Van Nuys, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Desigan's Performance
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  • 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 Reviews (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'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

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology

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


  • Medical School
    Madurai Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University

    Graduated in 1973

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Vanderbit U Hosp

    Completed in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

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