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Dr. Richard Kuritzkes, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Kuritzkes

inSite Digestive Health Care

201 S Buena Vista St Ste 410 Burbank, CA 91505

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Dr. Richard Kuritzkes, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Burbank, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


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(818) 845-3773

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kuritzkes' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuritzkes treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 97% of his peers

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

Esophagitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuritzkes treats Esophagitis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kuritzkes treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuritzkes treats Esophageal Diseases more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kuritzkes treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kuritzkes' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • 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, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Dr. Kuritzkes is committed to excellence in comprehensive health care for men and women, in a partnership that honors patient individuality and dignity. His approach involves understanding the patient's health care needs and implementing state-of-the-art techniques and compassionate care.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

UCLA Center Health Sciences
Fellowship Hospital
UCLA Center Health Sciences
Residency Hospital
UCLA Center Health Sciences
Internship Hospital
1984
New York University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1984

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Dr. Kuritzkes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kuritzkes

4.5

Based on 80 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
11.25%
(9)

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Dr. Kuritzkes makes you very comfortable during his consultation and during your procedure. He makes a colonoscopy an easy procedure and explains everything that went on before you go home.
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Always ready to listen. Takes his time with his patients. He very kind, understanding and professional. He always greets you with a smile! So fortunate to have such a caring doctor!
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I all have have copd and headed toward a certain death soon. no mobility wheelchair bound and carrying my oxygen bottles while i have to impose on a friend to take me and push the wheelchair. how many things can kill me while i know that i am already dying. going to the doc is my least favorite. what i am trying to say is that my visit with Dr. Kuritzkes was probably my best doc visit in my life.
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Recently had a routine colonoscopy. Everything went very smoothly. Dr. Kuritzkes is one of the very few doctors who does not make you wait when you show up for an appointment. He is friendly, efficient, and well-organized. He prepared a written report immediately without any prompting. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Kuritzkes has a great bedside manner, he makes you feel at ease and explains things to you in easy to understand language. His office staff are very nice and I 've never had to wait very long. I am so happy he is out here in my part of town.
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Very satisfied with care given Very professional staff. Recommend to those needing this type of medical care. Five-star care and service; excellent doctor.
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Been to Dr.Kuritzkes three times now. Awesome all three times. Put me at ease and received excellent care.
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Dr. Kuritzes has excellent experience and cares for his patients.
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Dr Kuritzkes has been my doctor for over 20 years.....I have had several colonoscopies performed by him....He is terrific and caring and a great doctor. He has a wonderful bedside manner and takes time to explain and follow up with all the information you need to know about your procedures. His staff is helpful, kind and thorough. I wouldn't go to any other doctor.
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Desk Personnel, Doctor Kuritzkes and Scheduling made me feel that my well-being and needs were a priority. Although my wait for Dr. K was longer than I anticipated, any concern I had was quickly disarmed by Dr. K's apology, coming in the room. He left me with the feeling that he truly cared, not only about me physically, but also that that my time is as valuable as his. (It isn't) His explanation of the procedure and answers left me at ease. Everyone displayed "Patient Service," to be emulated!
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I have known Doctor Kuritzkes for over a decade. I felt very comfortable with his knowledge and experience. I will continue having him as my gastroenterologist and I recommend him and his staff highly.
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Dr. Kuritzkes is conscientious, caring, and committed. He listens to my questions and offers complete and understandable answers. He cares. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a competent gastroenterologist.
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I've head 3 procedures by The doctor And hes been excellent every time.
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No follow through
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I highly recommend Dr Kuritzkes. He is an excellent doctor who explained my condition and answered my questions thoroughly. His staff is great too.
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If Dr. Kuritzkes wasn't a great doctor and diagnostician, believe me, I wouldn't be leaving this review. My wife and I have been under Dr. K's care for about 20 years. My father died of colon cancer. Polyps have been found and removed over the last twenty years and probably have saved my life. If you are 50, you need to see Dr. K! Even if you don't have a history of colon cancer in your family, you need to check. He makes a rather distasteful experience pleasant with his wonderful demeanor
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I would gladly give Dr. K a great review and of course I would have anyone in my family or friends use him he’s great!
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Doctor visits are always a stressful thing to do, but Dr. Kuritzkes and his staff ALWAYS make you feel so at ease, that you leave with the confidence that you've made the right choice in choosing this team, and Dr. Kuritzkes as your physician. Sincerely RIK Sciacca
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Dr. Kuritzkes has a gift for making his patients both comfortable and confident in dealing with such a sensitive subject.
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I have seen doctor Kuritzkes twice. Once for a colonoscopy and another time for an issue regarding a very sore "tushy". He was terrific through both. I learned to stop using wipes due to the chemicals which was the cause of the second issue. I am due for another colonoscopy in a few years and will see Dr. Kuritzkes again.
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