Dr. Saleem Desai, MD

Dr. Saleem Desai, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Saleem Desai, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Northridge, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Machicado and Desai MD's

18350 Roscoe Blvd Ste 303

Northridge, CA 91325
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Peptic Ulcer
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Desai's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Desai "Our goal is to assist every patient in achieving optimum health and to maintain wellness."

2  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

69  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

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.


  • Miraj Med College Shivaji University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Metrowest Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Boston University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Desai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desai to family and friends
21 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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  • 1

Dr. Desai'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 (8)

Dr.Desai took great care of my husband and brother in law. As a critical care nurse we are able to see how Drs really are personally, in their work, how they deal with sick patients and how they deal with families. Dr. Desai is compassionate about his patients as well as their families. He has a...more
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They've hit me with a completely unreasonable $20,000 bill that my insurance wont cover due to Dr Desai's negligence and poor customer service. A little research tells me that the upper endoscopy I received should cost no more than $2500. Dr Desai's Anesthesiologist and place where he performed the...more
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Dr. Desai has helped me with all my digestive issues. He carefully listens to you, takes his time and explains everything thoroughly. He is caring, honest and efficient. I would highly recommend him to all my friends. As far as his staff is concerned- they are super nice and attentive. Thank you...more
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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...more
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He can do his job with his eyes closed, he's that good!
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