Dr. Karl Fukunaga, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 58

Dr. Fukunaga
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Digestive Care Consultants

23451 Madison St Ste 290 Torrance, CA 90505

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(310) 375-6461

Dr. Karl Fukunaga, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Torrance, CA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Fukunaga has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Liver Disease, and Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Providence Little Company Of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fukunaga to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Fukunaga

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Fukunaga treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Fukunaga treats other conditions, please contact the office at (310) 375-6461.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. Fukunaga is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatitis
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Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Fukunaga is experienced in the area of Liver Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Liver Function Test
Viral Hepatitis
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High
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Very High
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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.

Dr. Fukunaga is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dysphagia
Nausea
Esophagitis
Esophageal Ulcer
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High
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Dr. Fukunaga's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Fukunaga accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
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 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
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Fukunaga's Reviews

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Biography

Dr. Karl Fukunaga, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Torrance, CA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Fukunaga has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1989
University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Karl Fukunaga, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Fukunaga has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Karl Fukunaga, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Karl Fukunaga, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fukunaga frequently treats Pancreatic Disease, Liver Disease, and Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Fukunaga specializes.

Where is Dr. Karl Fukunaga, MD's office located?

Dr. Fukunaga's office is located at 23451 Madison St Ste 290, Torrance, CA 90505. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Karl Fukunaga, MD speak?

Dr. Fukunaga speaks Japanese and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Digestive Care Consultants23451 Madison St Ste 290 Torrance, CA 90505
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Fukunaga is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro

San Pedro, CA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Providence Little Company Of Mary Medical Center Torrance

Torrance, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Torrance, CA

84% Patient Experience Rating, 15% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)