Dr. Rajih Alkhafaji, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 58

Dr. Alkhafaji
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Blair Gastroenterology Associates

810 Valley View Blvd Altoona, PA 16602

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(814) 946-5469

Dr. Rajih Alkhafaji, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Altoona, PA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alkhafaji has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Baghdad, College Of Medicine medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with Upmc Altoona. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alkhafaji to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Alkhafaji

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Alkhafaji treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Alkhafaji treats other conditions, please contact the office at (814) 946-5469.

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. Alkhafaji treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Esophageal Diseases
Dysphagia
Nausea
Esophagitis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Alkhafaji treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 32 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Abdominal Disorders
Stomach Diseases
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. Alkhafaji treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Hemorrhoids
Anal or Rectal Pain
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases

Gallbladder/bile duct disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as gallstones, biliary atresia, and biliary cholangitis through procedures including medications, lithotripsy, and surgery.Compare with other Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases specialists.

Dr. Alkhafaji treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Cholelithiasis
Gallstones
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Alkhafaji's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • CRH Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genetic Testing
  • Gout
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Infrared Coagulation (IRC) Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
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Classic Blue
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
UPMC
UPMC PPO

Dr. Alkhafaji's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alkhafaji

3.6

Based on 11 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (9)
  • Office environment (8)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
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Terrific doctor! Listened to my problems and took excellent care of me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Caring and was an attentive doctor
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Rajih Alkhafaji, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Altoona, PA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alkhafaji has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

State University Of New York
Fellowship Hospital
Case Wstn Res University
Residency Hospital
Sinai Hosp Detroit
Internship Hospital
1986
University Of Baghdad, College Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Rajih Alkhafaji, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Rajih Alkhafaji, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Rajih Alkhafaji, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Rajih Alkhafaji, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Alkhafaji frequently treats Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Alkhafaji specializes.

Where is Dr. Rajih Alkhafaji, MD's office located?

Dr. Alkhafaji's office is located at 810 Valley View Blvd, Altoona, PA 16602. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Rajih Alkhafaji, MD speak?

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Locations

Blair Gastroenterology Associates

Blair Gastroenterology Associates, Altoona810 Valley View Blvd Altoona, PA 16602
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Allegheny Regional Endoscopy

Allegheny Regional Endoscopy810 Valley View Blvd Altoona, PA 16602
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Upmc Altoona

Altoona, PA

60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)