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Dr. Roger Kao, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 47

  11 Reviews
Dr. Kao

Digestive Care Associates

1000 Laurel St San Carlos, CA 94070

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Dr. Roger Kao, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in San Carlos, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School in 1999 and specializes in gastroenterology, hepatology, and more.


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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Kao's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Diarrhea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kao treats Diarrhea more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Kao treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kao treats Esophagitis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Kao treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Kao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonic Diverticulosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastresophageal Reflux-Related Chronic Cough
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • IBS Associated With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Characterized by Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kao

4.4

Based on 11 reviews

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Dr Kao Is AWESOME !!!!
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I have suffered with IBS for over 50 years. I found out that being GLuten Free helped me considerably. I was still frustrated. I was ready to look at having the problem removed. My wife found Dr Kao on the Internet. We made the appointment and drove 4 hours to see him. I wish I had known him years ago. He changed my life. If you are having trouble with IBS stop going to doctors that don't understand. Dr Kao really cares. Make your appointment today. You will be glad you did!!!!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

In his free time, Dr. Kao enjoys playing the piano, listening to live music, enjoying the outdoors and traveling to Italy. He and his wife, who were married in her hometown of Padova, Italy, also love to bike, run and enjoy the outdoors. Dr. Roger Kao is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and conversational medical Spanish and Italian.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Univesity Of Ilinois Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2003
University Of Illinois Chicago Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1999
Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
Medical School
1995
University Of Washington
Undergraduate School
2007
2003
1999
1995

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)