Dr. Syed Fehmi, MD

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Dr. Syed Fehmi, MD
Syed Fehmi, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist who specializes in all aspects of endoscopy. He also has expertise in complex procedures such as endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreaticography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided needle biopsy. He works closely with community physicians and cancer physicians at UC San Diego Health for early and advanced cancer diagnosis, staging and management/treatment with endoscopic ultrasound, needle biopsy and injections, placement of chemotherapeutic agents into cancer, placement of markers for radiation, early cancer endoscopic resection to prevent surgery, and stent placements to relieve blockages.Dr. Fehmi also works closely with our minimally invasive surgeons to develop novel surgical and endoscopic solutions to avoid large surgeries. His referral practice also includes referral for failed procedures, complex colonoscopies for large polyps and failed past attempts, Barrett’s esophagus related endoscopic resection of early tumors and ablation, pancreas cyst drainage, aspiration and ablation, pancreatitis and gall stone disease.As an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Fehmi is active in research, working on assessing new endoscopic tools and techniques to enhance patient care. His work has appeared in several publications and he serves as a reviewer for journals such as Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Digestive and Liver Disease and UpToDate physician resource. He has been a guest speaker and presented his research at multiple national conferences. He is also a member of the editorial board of VideoGIE an online video journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and sits on national committees in the field of gastroenterology.He has trained physicians in advanced endoscopy techniques who are now at other leading hospitals and cancer centers abroad and in the United States. He is also the author of novel educational videos on troubleshooting the endoscope and ergonomics of endoscopy. Dr. Fehmi completed fellowships in gastroenterology at the University of Michigan Medical School and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He did his internal medicine residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and earned his medical degree from the Agakhan University Medical School in Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Fehmi is board-certified in gastroenterology.In his free time, Dr. Fehmi enjoys spending time with his wife and children, playing squash, and spending time outside in sunny San Diego.

9350 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Dr. Syed Fehmi, MD

Dr. Syed Fehmi, MD

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Fehmi's Experience

Dr. Fehmi'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
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

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
  • Celiac Disease
  • 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
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • 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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  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • 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.


  • Aga Khan Medical College, The Aga Khan University
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Michigan, Medical School,
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fehmi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fehmi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fehmi to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Fehmi'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 (6)
in San Diego, CA |
This physician is thorough and sharp. Complete confidence and a life-saver to many.
I am very impressed with his invaluable expertise and I felt very comfortable having him as my surgeon and specialist. Basically he rescued me from an emergency and dire situation. He saved my life a few weeks ago. He knows his field well, takes the time with his patient, explains procedures so it is easy to understand them. He is cordial and caring. I know I am in good hands under him.
in San Diego, CA |
This review is far overdue. My dad has a very complicated medical history. I sought a 2nd opinion from Dr. Fehmi as his current doctors at the time were suggesting no other treatments could be done and that hospice was the next step. My dad had been bleeding, what we thought was uncontrollably, for months. In a short 15 minute procedure, he stopped the bleeding that for months, others doctors couldn't. Long story short - my dad would not be alive right now had it not been for him. I am indebted.
in San Diego Ca |
Dr. Fehmi is a very caring and considerate Dr. He has been an integral partof my care team. He is sharp and he is proactive. I have a complicated medical history- however Dr. Fehmi is the the reason I am alive. I owe him my life his aggressive surveillance of ny condition has led to early catching of cancer- more than once. In addition- There is no one better at ERCP. He is the worlds best. Any patient would be luck to be in his care.
in La Jolla, CA |
Very knowledgeable. Listens to the patient. Explains procedures very well. Many doctor friends got procedures done on themselves or family members by him. I found him spot on when it came to diagnosing myself. I see him once a year now to make sure all going well and he is very detailed every time. Really cares for him patients. I was lucky to get him but since establishing care with him, so many others have recommended him or have mentioned that I was lucky to have him as a physician.
in San Diego, CA |
I had a colonoscopy with Dr Femhi where went okay. When recovering he camethough and explianed to me and my husband what he found. He said he took biopsys.After 3 weeks of calling his officefor him to dicsuss the results he STILL HAS NOT CALLED ME BACK!!!!! BTW as he was ending the conversation the day of the procedure he had to rush off,
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Hospitals where Dr. Fehmi has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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