Dr. Sanjay Ahluwalia, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Chandler, AZ and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Ahluwalia's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Constipation
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ahluwalia treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 92% of his peers

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

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
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • 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
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • 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
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

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

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

University of Illinois Chicago
Residency Hospital
2003
Advanced endoscopy
2002
University of Southern California
Fellowship Hospital
2002
University of Southern California
Residency Hospital
1993
University of Illinois
Internship Hospital
1987
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
Medical School
Lokmanya Tilak Mun MC Bombay U
Undergraduate School
2003
2002
2002
1993
1987

Languages

  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ahluwalia's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ahluwalia

3.3

Based on 65 reviews

5 Stars
47.69230769230769%
(31)
4 Stars
10.76923076923077%
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3 Stars
3.076923076923077%
(2)
2 Stars
3.076923076923077%
(2)
1 Star
35.38461538461539%
(23)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Very enjoyable!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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