Dr. Marwan Balaa, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 65

  8 Reviews

Dr. Marwan Balaa, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in San Jose, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.


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(408) 673-9136

Dr. Balaa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Balaa's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Crohn's Disease
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Dr. Balaa treats Crohn's Disease more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Balaa treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaa treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Balaa treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Diarrhea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaa treats Diarrhea more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Balaa treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Balaa's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Marwan Balaa, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in San Jose, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

American University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
American University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
American University Of Beirut
Medical School
1984
University Nc
Fellowship Hospital
1984

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • English

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Based on 8 reviews

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1 Star
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I was his patient for years and Dr.Balaa saved my life, he is an excellent doctor. Everyone from his staff are great... Dr. Clare, Dr. Balaa Assistant and Natasha always made sure we had everything we needed in every visit. Amazing attention .... we always got phone calls from the office to review results with us. We couldn’t have been in better hands!!
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Stay far away from Dr. Balaa. His staff is rude and incompetent -- They never call back, never respond to voicemails, and even failed to send any preparation instructions before my colonoscopy date. The doctor has a huge ego -- very patronizing and a kind of "God Complex" who can do no wrong. If something does go wrong, he blames the patient. Find a different GI doctor!!
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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)