Dr. Melvin D. Kuwahara, MD

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Dr. Melvin D. Kuwahara, MD

Gastroenterology | Male

Avenues Specialty Clinic 324 E 10th Ave Ste 100, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 Get Directions

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Dr. Kuwahara specializes in Gastroenterology and practices in Salt Lake City, UT. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 4 total surveys (1 with a review)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Over stretched and tore my esophagus. Did not mention how badly it was torn during endoscopy procedure and did not prescribe correct medication to allow the tear to heal properly. Had several emergency room visits until they determined the problem. Went to another Dr. to get medication that would help Dr. Kuwahara's tear heal.
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • 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
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Procedures Performed

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

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Minnesota Medical School

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Utah

    Completed in 1993

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology
  • Malpractice claims in Utah not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Kuwahara's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients