Dr. Saleem Desai, MD

Dr. Saleem Desai, MD

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Gastroenterology  |  
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49 y/o
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Dr. Saleem Desai, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Northridge, CA. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Desai is affiliated with West Hills Hospital & Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center.

Machicado and Desai MD's

18350 Roscoe Blvd Ste 303

Northridge, CA 91325
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Accepted insurance

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

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Care Philosophy

Our goal is to assist every patient in achieving optimum health and to maintain wellness.
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Dr. Desai's Experience

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Dr. Desai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • 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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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
70

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

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Procedures

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

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.

Education

  • 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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Northridge Hospital Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Desai is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desai to family and friends
3.5
based on 20 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Desai's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Reseda, CA |
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 procedure are out of network. No one explained to me that it wasn't included in my insurance, and that I could expect a 20k bill.
in Van Nuys, CA |
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 Dr. Desai
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 accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Desai has admitting privileges

Northridge Hospital Medical Center
18300 Roscoe Blvd
Northridge, CA 91325
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West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
7300 Medical Center Dr
West Hills, CA 91307
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