Dr. Sheldon Getzug, MD

Dr. Sheldon Getzug, MD

Gastroenterology  |  

Accepting new patients

Dr. Sheldon Getzug, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Tarzana, CA.

San Fernando Valley Gastroenterology Medical Group

18425 Burbank Blvd Ste 500

Tarzana, CA 91356
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Getzug performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pouchitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Anoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology 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.


  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Los Angeles Co Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Wadsworth Va Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Getzug has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Providence Tarzana Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 100 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

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

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Dr. Getzug's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Getzug to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Getzug's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Valencia, CA |
Dr Getzug is hands down the absolute best GI doc in the business. He is caring, compassionate and brilliant! He has been so patient and kind and done all that he can to help me avoid surgery. I have yet to meet a doctor that spends this kind of time and persistence to care for his patients. He has been around for over 30 years and based solely on the patients talking in the waiting room, you can tell it's mutual. H His office manager-nurse Judy is amazing and Extremely professional & kind!
in Sherman Oaks, CA |
They charged me $23,000.00 for a colonoscopy! Want to know why insurance is so high? How disgusting is this office? NEVER GOING BACK. Shameless exploitation of insurance. Horrific. The average cost in California is $2500.00 $5000.00 is considered highest. This includes a facility.
Woodland Hills, CA |
Dr. Getzug is one of the most patient, knowledgeable, and informative physicians I've ever seen. He has a gift of putting the patient at ease despite the type of exam that a visit to the GI may entail. He also saw my husband the week before me and was the first GI in 1/2 a decade to brilliantly look at the entire medical record and make a proper diagnosis (later supported by HLA findings). Dr. Getzug is a true gem as is Judy Felkai his office manager. Judy F. was warm and effective!
in Calabasas, CA |
Terrible office manager "Judy" and billing manager " an other Judy". No follow up with in regards to your Ins. I was told they will check my Ins. and let me know if I am out of net work, only after paying $150 I found out that the Dr. isn't in my net work. And when I left a massage to ask why should I pay $150, I didn't hear from Judy, and when I called again Judy was very rude and improper. I had my procedure with r. Badii in Wes Hills, he and his stuff are the best.
in Encino, Ca |
Dr Getzug's ability saved me from a surgical procedure other MD's said was necessary. Waiting for the lab results, as per his opinion, was the answer needed to treat my infection. He is a great physician with a great bedside manner.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Getzug accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Getzug has admitting privileges

Providence Tarzana Medical Center
18321 Clark St
Tarzana, CA 91356
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