Dr. Saleem A. Desai, MD

Dr. Saleem A. Desai, MD

Gastroenterology | Male | 48 years old

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Machicado and Desai MD's
18350 Roscoe Blvd Ste 303
Northridge, CA 91325 Get Directions
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in Northridge |
I would never recommend Dr. Desai to anyone. He has a deplorable Bedside manner and never follows thru on his own words. He and his staff never return calls for scheduling of procedures or medical advice even after they promise to do so. In my opinion he has NO compassion for the other things that go along with having a debilitating disease and still trying to lead a productive life. No regard for patient paperwork regarding employment or medical benefits. ABSOLUTELY DEPLORABLE
in Reseda, CA |
He can do his job with his eyes closed, he's that good!
Dr. Desai was very knowledgeable and understanding of our concerns and hesitations from day 1.
in N Hollywood, CA |
Dr. Desai is a phenominal GI specialist, he is compassionate, and has an awesome bedside manner. I was seen in Dr.Desai's office for multiple problems, including abdominal pain. After, a year of suffering, Dr.Desai was the first doctor to properly treat and diagnose my problem. I was embarrassed to mention certain problems I was having, but his humor made it easy. His work-up was right on, and within no time, I was cured! I would recommend Dr.Desai to my family and closest friends!!!
in Woodland Hills CA |
Very good hospitality and services.
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Dr. Desai's Care Philosophy

Our goal is to assist every patient in achieving optimum health and to maintain wellness.

Dr. Desai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    Miraj Med College Shivaji University

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Metrowest Med Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Boston University Med Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brigham and Women's Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy