Dr. Mahendra Patel, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 60

Dr. Patel
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

North Valley GI Consultants

10515 Balboa Blvd Ste 380 Granada Hills, CA 91344

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(818) 363-7120

Dr. Mahendra Patel, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Granada Hills, CA. Dr. Patel has more experience with Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Simi Valley and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Patel to book an appointment.

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Dr. Patel is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Mission Hills, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Patel

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Patel treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Patel treats other conditions, please contact the office at (818) 363-7120.

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. Patel treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Patel
Similar Providers
Barrett's Esophagus
Esophagitis
Esophageal Ulcer
Hiatal Hernia
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jejunostomy Tube Placement
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Post-Fundoplication Problems
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Advantage
Aetna HMO
Choice
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice PPO
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
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 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
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 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
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 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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 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
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
HealthKeepers Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
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
Choice Fund PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Commercial EPO
Commercial HMO
Commercial PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Indemnity EPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Employee Health Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthCare Partners
Humana
LACare
Molina Healthcare
Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
United Food and Commercial Workers
United Food and Commercial Workers WC
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare
United Healthcare
WellPoint
WellPoint PPO

Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

2.8

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
39.285714285714285%
(11)
4 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
3 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
2 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
1 Star
50%
(14)
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What went well
  • Office environment (13)
  • Staff friendliness (12)
  • Wait times (4)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (8)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (8)
  • Office environment (4)
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I don't usually leave reviews, but this experience was not great. I have only been to his office once, and have decided I will not be going back. I waited over 90 minutes to see Dr. Patel in his office. We discussed my situation for about a minute, then he seemed happy to dismiss me. I was the one to bring up his previous concerns, including the cultures, and tests that were taken. At the mention of these concerns, he tells me that I must have him confused with another Doctor. I know that I was not confused because I had written his name down after I initially met him. He had been the specialist that I was required to see before being discharged from the hospital. I specifically remember waiting for him for 2 days. I specifically remember his bedside manner being dry and impersonable. I had to ask questions as he seemed to be very busy and in a rush. He was not very explanatory. I cannot speak to his diagnosing ability or treatment, as I experienced neither. I do not suggest Dr.Patel.
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What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Sep 11, 2020
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Mar 24, 2020
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Can I give zero stars? His bedside manor is the worst ever experienced. He doesnt care how much pain you are in. He just wants to get paid and go on vacation. He should be ashamed and has no problem violating the hippocratic oath. Be warned!
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Feb 12, 2020
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Stacked appointments, crowded waiting room for one doctor. He laughed when I told him that I was feeling anxious and uncomfortable. Contradicted me when I spoke. Condescending attitude. I'm female and was alone at the appointment.
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Dec 11, 2019
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I’ve been seeing Dr. Patel for over two years, he has done an excellent job of diagnosing , treating and curing my condition.I’ve been hospitalized a few times he’s always shown up with concern and interest to help me. I’ve made calls into his office with questions, he’s always returned them. I highly recommend him he’s caring & very kind. THANK YOU!!!
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
No results
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Dennis in SIMI Valley , CA – Jun 07, 2019
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My daughter was at Simi Valley Hospital for almost week to have her gallbladder out. She was supposed to be released on the Saturday after her surgery (surgery was Wednesday). We were waiting for his approval to let her leave and he never showed up over the weekend. It’s monday at 6:05 pm and she still hasn’t been released because Dr Patel hasn’t shown up!! She’s a teenage girl who has been through so much and being stuck in a hospital because a doctor doesn’t feel like showing up.
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Apr 16, 2019
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I have never met a dr that cared less.
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Simi Valley – Oct 10, 2017
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I'm very surprised to see lower ratings for Dr Patel. Dr Patel has been my GI doctor for 5+ years. He treats me for ulcerative colitis, including during pregnancy. He is always very thorough without making me feel panicked when something is off (such as blood test results). He is very understanding and takes his time explaining answers to all my questions (once even drawing me a picture for clarity). I would recommend him to friends and family every time!
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Simi Valley, CA – Jul 15, 2017
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This is probably the worst Dr I have ever seen. He really doesn't care about his patients at all. Waiting months for appointment. Tests for one thing. If that's negative. Forget looking elsewhere. Begging for tests. Waiting months. After test waiting weeks for results. Email results with no explanation. Finally an appointment and given otc drugs. How about doing that in first place. Suffered for nothing. Maybe not malpractice but certainly zero care. If it was serious, I would be dead!
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No results
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Jun 13, 2017
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Dr. Patel was recommended to me by the former head of the hospital GI dept. I can see why. He was very knowledgeable and through. He accommodated my request to go through a colonoscopy with no meds. He was very skilled and there was very little discomfort and I was able to go right back to work. I would highly recommend Dr. Patel.
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Simi Valley, CA – May 18, 2017
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Dr Patel has been my Gi for over 7 yrs and i have recomended him to family and friends staff is great they have always helped me in getting me in soon and with my medications i am surprised with the ratings on this website
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angela in Sylmar, CA – Sep 24, 2016
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I am so surprised to see the average to negative ratings for Dr. Patel. He has always been patient answering my questions and explaining details about my visit to his office. As for his front office, they have always been pleasant. If I were to find any fault with the office staff it is that a couple times, follow through on requesting a new medication to my insurance company has been slow. Other than that, I am very pleased with the service I have received.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I seek to provide the most complete care to my patients. I use the latest technology and the most current understanding of disease processes to treat my patients.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

Univ Ca Irvine Med Ctr, Gastroenterology Cedars-Sinai Med Ctr, Internal Medicine
Residency Hospital
1985
Internship Hospital
1990
UCI Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1981
University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Mahendra Patel, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Mahendra Patel, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Mahendra Patel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Patel frequently treats Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Patel specializes.

Where is Dr. Mahendra Patel, MD's office located?

Dr. Patel's office is located at 10515 Balboa Blvd Ste 380, Granada Hills, CA 91344. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Mahendra Patel, MD speak?

Dr. Patel speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

North Valley GI Consultants

North Valley GI Consultants10515 Balboa Blvd Ste 380 Granada Hills, CA 91344
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North Valley GI Consultants1156 Swallow Ln Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Adventist Health Simi Valley

Simi Valley, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital

Valencia, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

3 Awards Received

Los Robles Regional Medical Center

Thousand Oaks, CA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

Mission Hills, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received