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Dr. Sindu Stephen, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Female · Age 41

Dr. Stephen

Montgomery Gastroenterology

12012 Veirs Mill Rd Silver Spring, MD 20906

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Dr. Sindu Stephen, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Silver Spring, MD. She specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


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(301) 942-3550

Dr. Stephen accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Stephen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diarrhea
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Dr. Stephen treats Diarrhea more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Stephen treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Abdominal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stephen treats Abdominal Pain more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Stephen treats this condition more than 75% of her peers

Diverticulosis, Intestinal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stephen treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 73% of her peers

Dr. Stephen treats this condition more than 73% of her peers

Dr. Stephen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Nausea
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Sindu Stephen, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Silver Spring, MD. She specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Languages

  • Malayalam
  • English

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Dr. Stephen's Reviews

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I recently had a colonoscopy with Dr Stephen. She removed two polyps(one is very large) which can develop into cancer over time from my colon. She did excellent job.
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I've had two colonoscopies with Dr. Steven. She's been great about explaining what to expect and what my results have meant. During my first procedure she found and removed large polyps that were on track to become cancer, It is such a relief to know that they are gone! Not having cancer is totally worth the minor inconvenience of prepping for the procedure! My Dad waited until his 70's to get screened and discovered symptomless stage 3 cancer (fortunately he survived).
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I came to see Dr. Stephen for general GI discomfort. She recommended a colonoscopy, which I didn't really want to do because I was only 35 and in otherwise great health, but I followed her advice and had the procedure. She found a pre-cancerous polyp that could have developed into colon cancer and killed me, a mother of four young children. I am so grateful I listened to her, both for my own sake and my children's.
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I was treated for Hep-C with Dr Stephen, She is very informative ,she had me on a very successful plan. I am now cured of Hep.C and very grateful to have her as my doctor.
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Two years ago, during a gall bladder surgery the surgeon discovered a couple of small tumors on my pancreas. He dismissed them as "nothing to worry about." Dr. Stephen, however, was adamant that I follow up in the pancreastic cyst clinic at Hopkins. I did and learned that these tumors are precancerous and require careful follow up. My husband and I are both patients; we find her to be kind, professional, knowledgeable, diligent and overall first rate. We can't recommend her highly enough.
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Dr. Stephen makes the time to listen and talk to you offering comprehensive solutions that aren't just about medication. I also had an endoscopy and she and the anesthesiologist were fantastic, listening to my concerns and addressing them.
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Patient, thorough, kind, and very smart.
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I made an appointment for a colon exam during my visits with Dr Stephen with blood work and all she discovered I had Hepatitis C and found ways through my insurance to get me treated with Harvoni. This pill saved my life as well as Dr Stephens because without her alerting me that i had Hepatitis C i would have never know so If you have HepC please contact Dr Stephens to get you started on the medicine Harvoni its a miracle pill I no longer have Hepatitis and it was no side affects for me
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I am a 70 year old male who had never had a colonoscopy. I had some colon problems and saw Dr. Stephen. She recognized the seriousness of my condition, arranged for an immediate colonoscopy that showed I had colon cancer,and she then arranged for me to see a surgeon. Her quick action allowed to treat the cancer in its earliest stage. I have two recommendations. Get a colonoscopy. One day of discomfort is better and cheaper than surgery and 6 months of chemo and call Dr. Stephen.
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Rude and lazy.
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very bad
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Dr Stephen is thorough, personable, and knowledgeable. She takes all the time you need to make sure that you understand your condition and treatment options. Dr Stephen and her staff are excellent. I would recommend Dr Stephen unconditionally.
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