Dr. Sanjay Ahluwalia, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Ahluwalia
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Advanced Gastroenterology

2971 W Elliot Rd Chandler, AZ 85224

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Dr. Sanjay Ahluwalia, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Chandler, AZ. Dr. Ahluwalia has more experience with Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Gateway Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ahluwalia to book an appointment.


Dr. Ahluwalia's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ahluwalia

3.3

Based on 67 ratings

5 Stars
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I’ve been a patient here for 15 years. I’d not go anywhere else. The doctor is quiet, not loud and brassy. I find his calm demeanor to be pleasant. He’s a caring and very intelligent provider.
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Debbie – Mar 06, 2020
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Awful experience, he was incredibly rude and did not explain a single thing to me. He sat at a computer asked me absolutely no questions and explained nothing to me.
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Adrian – Dec 17, 2019
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The worst. Literally the worst appointment of my life. I was referred to see him. His waiting room was empty and I was promptly brought back to an examination room, where a student who was trailing him interviewed me for 10 minutes about what I was there for. She then said, "I'll go get the doctor now." An hour later, Ahluwalia walks in, no apology, and no idea who I am or why I'm there. He spent the whole session looking at a screen and taking notes, barely ever looking at me. He then insulted me, blaming me for my illness despite the fact that we don't actually know why I have my condition, and suggested that I do what I already did, and told him I'd done. He does not listen well at all. He made me a couple appointments. I am cancelling them. Not if he were the last doctor on earth.
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Jul 25, 2019
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Dr Ahluwalia is a great Doctor! I experienced awful upper stomach pain throughout the year with many ER visits. I am grateful to have found Dr Ahluwalia. He quickly identified a very unique stomach disorder and immediately got me the right care. Dr Ahluwalia really cares for his patients well being and I feel he saved my life! I referred my Sister to Dr Ahluwalia and she is very pleased with the care he provided to her. I highly recommend Dr Ahluwalia!
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Patty in Chandler, AZ – Feb 13, 2019
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I’ve been seeing Dr. Ahluwalia for two years now. The worst doctor in AZ. No bedside manners. Tries to be as rude as possible! 2 hour wait or more. Cuts down your heartburn medication because he says “Youre addicted to it” but if you take heartburn medication you have to take it for the rest of your life!! Now I get my heartburn medication every other day? Who is the real doctor in this room? He doesn’t have a clue both of my parents are doctors. He should know how the universe karma works! RUN!
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Annette P. Icenhower in Phoenix – Feb 07, 2019
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I'm deeply grateful to Dr. Ahluwalia for his professional care. He is very thorough and takes time to ask questions about my symptoms. He found my stomach cancer and diagnosed my current condition. I would highly recommend Dr. Ahluwalia to my family and anyone with stomach and digestion concerns. He has what I call a "happy office" because his staff is very friendly and happy. I think that is directly linked to Dr. Ahluwalia's caring characteristics.
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Veronica Buchanan in Maricopa, AZ – Jan 12, 2019
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Well thanks Dr. Sanjay, Aluhwalia! You did nothing for me but stick a tube up my but to tell my everything is ok. 3 months later I have an abstruction and have to go into emgergency surgery!! I called your office countless times before closing times and no answer!! As far as getting a call back? That is impossible!! You guys should have that office shut down completely for your incompetence and lack of empathy! If I could pay to leave -5 star review I would!
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Michael in Phoenix , AZ – Dec 12, 2018
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Awesome doctor. Admin staff worst I've ever encountered. Very difficult to get an appointment, no one answers the phone most of the time and it take forever to get a call back. He needs to work with his admin staff as I'm sure he's losing business!
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Oct 23, 2018
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I have internal bleeding that hasn't stopped in about 6 months now. The doctor prescribed medicine that needs to be monitored every month with blood tests. I was told if my bleeding was bad to go to the hospital. When doing this the Doctor never returned any of the hospitals phone calls. Later the Manger discharges me and I can't see the doctor anymore and was blackballed from all Gi doctors it's been three months I have high lipase 2000 and internal bleeding and can't get in to see doctor.
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Natalie in Chandler, AZ – Apr 19, 2018
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This doctor has no regards to his patients. My first appointment was on time, then my procedure was 2 hrs early but he was 1 hr late, so I lost 2 hrs worth of pay. Then for my 2nd appointment he had me waiting 40 min s then I picked myself up and left. For my 3rd appointment I waited almost 1 hr as I listened to him in his office talking to his nurse while I sit in his patient room waiting for him. I am now currently looking for a new doctor.
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Jan 28, 2018
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Very enjoyable!
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Christopher Sharp in Chandler, AZ – Nov 28, 2017
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I needed a colonoscopy done. I am usually terrified of any medical procedures and get very anxious about going to a hospital. This doctor sensed my discomfort, explained everything clearly and put me at ease. Contrary to my fear, the colonoscopy was a breeze. He put me at ease before the procedure and when I woke up from my anesthesia, he was right there and explained what he discovered. He said I will need to repeat this every 5 years.. I will absolutely go back to him when its time.
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R Devaraj in Mesa, AZ – Nov 25, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr. Ahluwalia for over seven years. . . .I wouldn't think of going to anyone else! While his bedside manner may not be "warm and fuzzy"...he gets the job done in a compassionate and professional way.
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Debbie Oliver in Chandler, AZ – Aug 07, 2017
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I saw some bad reviews and it makes me sad. I have been seeing this Doctor for 6 years and I think him and his staff are great.
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Leonard Sackson in Mesa, AZ – Jul 15, 2017
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I would walked out if I knew I could easily find another doctor that took my insurance. The waiting area carpet is filthy, the chairs are all ripped up, and the dirty pens at the front desk are in need of some TLC. Some of the chairs were also dirty. I had a 1:30 appointment and did not see the doctor until 2:30. Dr. Ahluwaila is one strange dude. He kept asking the same questions over and over again, typed more than he talked, and acted like he couldn't give a damn about me.
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Barbara in Chandler, AZ – Jul 07, 2016
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The staff and office workers were great to work with, I liked how they handled everything. P.A. Sean Smith is also a very good and very helpful person, I saw him twice. Dr Ahluwalia seemed angry, arrogant, and as though I were wasting his time. I was waiting for CT results - I got them (sort of) but not enough to understand what's wrong with me, or what to do. I'm not going back, I'll find another doctor. Only had 2 bad doctors in my life - Dr Ahluwalia is the worst. Simply put, he doesn't care.
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Jennifer Fitts in Maricopa, AZ – Apr 12, 2016
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I've seen the guy twice in the times I have gone there. Once for two seconds during my consultation appointment, and right before my procedures.
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Care Philosophy

We have designed a Digestive health practice especially for you, our patient, by providing a comprehensive array of healthcare to you and by building a strong partnership together. Everything we do at Advanced Gastroenterology is geared toward providing you with nothing less than the best possible care.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Advanced endoscopy
2002
University South Ca
Fellowship Hospital
2002
University Of Southern California
Residency Hospital
1993
University Of Illinois
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

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(480) 733-5483

Dr. Ahluwalia accepts the following insurance:

Accountable Health Plans of America
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
Allstate
Altec
American Family Insurance
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Motorola Health Plans
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Arizona Medical Network
Assurant Health
AZ Benefit Options
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Bankers Life and Casualty
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benesight
Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Care 1st Health Plan
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Caremark Pharmacy
CHAMPVA
Chandler Group
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus
CNA
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
Compusys
Conseco
CopperPoint Mutual
Worker's Compensation WC
CoreSource
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
CRS
EBMS
El Paso First Health Plan
Employers Dental Service
EDS
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Choice of Arizona
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Health Net
HealthPartners
Humana
Gold
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
LifeWise
Lincoln
Lutheran Preferred
Lutheran Preferred PPO
Magellan Health Services
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Maricopa Health Plan
Maricopa Managed Care
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MedPartners
MedPartners PPO
Mercy Care
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
Meritain Health
MetLife
Monumental Life Insurance Company
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
RAN/AMN
New York Life
One Health
One Health HMO
One Health POS
One Health PPO
Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
Pacific Life & Annuity Company
PHCS
PHCS PPO
Phoenix Health Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Premier Group Insurance
Principal Life
Private HealthCare Systems
Prudential
Pyramid Life
Secure Care Indemnity
Select Med
Select Med Select Med
Sierra Choice
Sierra Choice POS
State Farm
Three Rivers Provider Network
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons
UMR
United Healthcare
Unum
Wausau Benefits
Wells Fargo Insurance
WPS Health Insurance

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Practice Areas

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahluwalia treats Esophageal Diseases more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Ahluwalia treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Heartburn
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahluwalia treats Heartburn more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Ahluwalia treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Dysphagia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahluwalia treats Dysphagia more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Ahluwalia treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Constipation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahluwalia treats Constipation more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Ahluwalia treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahluwalia treats Abdominal Disorders more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Ahluwalia treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahluwalia treats Stomach Diseases more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Ahluwalia treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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Dr. Ahluwalia's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Advanced Gastroenterology

Advanced Gastroenterology2971 W Elliot Rd Chandler, AZ 85224
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Banner Baywood Medical Center

Mesa, AZ

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Banner Gateway Medical Center

Gilbert, AZ

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Chandler Regional Medical Center

Chandler, AZ

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Gilbert, AZ

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)