Dr. Syed Fehmi, MD

Dr. Syed Fehmi, MD

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Dr. Syed Fehmi, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Aga Khan Medical College, The Aga Khan University in 1999 and specializes in gastroenterology.Read his story

200 W Arbor Dr

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(619) 543-6222

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cholelithiasis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Fehmi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fehmi "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."

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1  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

1  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

78  Conditions Treated

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9  Procedures

  • Anoscopy
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Pyloromyotomy

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.

Education

  • 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

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fehmi to family and friends
10 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Fehmi's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

This physician is thorough and sharp. Complete confidence and a life-saver to many.
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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....more
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