Dr. Piyush Dhanuka, MD

Dr. Piyush Dhanuka, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Dhanuka was elected Chief of Medical Staff when he was 37 years old. He went on to serve as a member of the governing board at Shasta Regional Medical Center for many years. He has served as a member of the Medical Division Committee at Mercy Medical Center since 2008. He is currently the Medical Director of Endoscopy at Mercy Medical Center. In the past, he has taught medical students and residents as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Dhanuka is actively involved in promoting the community's well-being by delivering educational lectures and volunteering his time. He has been a long-time supporter of several local non-profit organizations like Turtle Bay, Think Pink, Relay for Life, local school programs, and many others. For several years, he has been a frequent guest on various radio shows and has co-hosted several radio shows on healthcare and social issues. He likes to share his personal spiritual journey to Christ with anyone who is willing to listen.

Redding Endoscopy Center

1825 Sonoma St

Redding, CA 96001
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."                                                                                                        

We believe in compassionate medicine, where patients feel reassured and unrushed. Our Board Certified gastroenterologists provide high quality care in a friendly, relaxed setting. By choosing us, you'll pay less for your procedure than a hospital would charge.

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Dr. Dhanuka's Experience

Dr. Dhanuka'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


  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jaundice
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Pancreatic Biopsy
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • All India Institute Of Medical Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • All India Institute Of Medical Sciences
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Sound Shore Medical Center at Westchester, NY Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Westchester Medical Center, NY Medical College
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Assistant Professor, New York Med Coll
    Other Education | Completed 2003
  • Chief Resident, New York Med Coll- Sound Shore Med Ctr
    Other Education | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dhanuka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dhanuka's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dhanuka to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Dhanuka's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • 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 Comments (5)
Odessa, TX |
I have been having severe stomach pains and made an appointment 7 weeks out only to go to my appointment and be told that he wasn't in the office. Which was beyond unprofessional.
Our office is very meticulous in making the appointments and following them up. We don't recall any such incident. Furthermore, we are a Northern California based practice and have not treated any patient living in Texas. We are concerned that this review is incorrectly assigned to our physician. Please call our office so that we can learn more about you and look into this matter further.
Redding, CA |
I have received nothing short of wonderful care by Dr. Dhanuka. He took my health concerns seriously and helped me to quickly get into treatment that has helped improve my symptoms greatly! He was also friendly and compassionate! Thanks Dr D.!
Thank you!
Redding, CA |
I was impressed with the expertise and concern he gave my daughter. I will refer my loved ones to his care.
Thank you!
in Redding, CA |
I am a Colon Hydrotherapist in Redding Ca. I believe that Dr. Dhanuka is one of the very best Gastrologist in Northern Cal. I trust him! The Dr. and the staff were helpful and kind to me. Dr Dhanuka listened to me and actually sat down and went over all of the results. I don't see that much these days... Thank you Dr. Dhanuka...I send clients to you with confidence.
Thank you!
in Canyondam, CA |
They did a full Anesthesia (their standard of care according to their office) on a standard Colonoscopy without getting it preauthorized and also had me sign the waiver the morning of the procedure in case my insurance doesn't pay, which apparently they do not for full anesthesia but I was not told that, but rather was led to believe the approval had not come through yet, when in fact they had not even submitted it for pre-authorization according to Anthem. Now they are asking for $200. Scam!
Our office makes their best efforts to ensure that insurance approves all the care. However, we are unable to guarantee that insurance would eventually pay for any service. Furthermore, anesthesia service is billed and charged by the endoscopy center and not by our physician. Please call the Redding Endoscopy Center or your insurance to help resolve this matter.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Dhanuka accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Dhanuka has admitting privileges

Mercy Medical Center Redding
2175 Rosaline Avenue Clairmont Hgts
Redding, CA 96001
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Mercy Medical Center Mount Shasta
914 Pine St
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
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Saint Elizabeth Community Hospital
2550 Sister Mary Columba Dr
Red Bluff, CA 96080
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