Dr. Sylvain Sidi, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 78

Dr. Sidi
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Sylvain Sidi MD

310 N Wilmot Rd Tucson, AZ 85711

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(520) 885-7600

Dr. Sylvain Sidi, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Tucson, AZ and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Universite De Montpellier I, Ufr De Medecine medical school in 1972. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sidi to book an appointment.

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Dr. Sidi's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
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Dr. Sidi treats Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sidi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Achalasia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sidi treats Achalasia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sidi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sidi treats Gastritis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Sidi treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Sidi's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Digestive Disorders
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • CRH Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Sidi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Arizona Foundation
Assurant Health
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
Health Net of Arizona HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Pacificare Life and Health Insurance Co
Principal Financial Group
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Dr. Sidi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sidi

3.4

Based on 109 ratings

5 Stars
55.96330275229358%
(61)
4 Stars
3.669724770642202%
(4)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4.587155963302752%
(5)
1 Star
35.77981651376147%
(39)
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (130)
  • Explained conditions well (128)
  • Appointment scheduling (126)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (68)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (66)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (62)
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This person is unbalanced... arrogant, rude and insulting... worse... incompetent.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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JJ – May 20, 2021
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They overbook & rush you in & out of the appointment. The waiting room was the most dangerously crowded i've seen in lockdown. He never stops talking & it was only possible to get in some questions by being very verbally assertive. He completely ignored multiple things I said. He ignored my questions about cancer after the procedure--i guess because he didn't bother to read the lab tech's notes. I fired him & filed a complaint. Biggest jerk I've had for an MD in two decades.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 02, 2021
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Does not even deserve a star but people need to know about this Doctor!! I Will never go back !! I have never met a doctor that was so inconsiderate and made me feel so ashamed about myself when he told me I was “FAT” and looking at my stomach and asking how much weight have I gain and why I cant I stop eating and then he looks at me again and says is it Mexican food is that why you can’t stop! And then he states that he will have to order a alter sound for my stomach because he know that he won’t be able to see anything because I am a “big” girl and there will be lots of fat fiber !! . I totally lost it there ! I walked right out of his office and told him he was mean and I didn’t like him!!. I have never cried so much! Please don’t go to this Doctor!! 11/24/2020
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Nov 25, 2020
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Always fabulous
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Andrea Bryant – Aug 07, 2020
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Dr Sidi is a real asset to our community and real doctor! I had some serious issues and following his direction, the issues resolved. He may be strict in his approach, but; listen and follow his instruction as he is experienced and likely seen it all.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Vic – Jul 08, 2020
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I love Dr. Sidi. He has been so thorough with finding the problems that I had suffered from for almost a year. I supposedly had seen one of Tucson’s best GI’s but the only time I actually saw the doctor himself was for an endoscopy and colonoscopy otherwise my office visits were with a nurse practitioner? A office worker? Maybe the janitor? But Dr. Sidi has seen me for every appointment, redid my endoscopy and colonoscopy, blood work, etc... and he figured me out! I am now on a medication that actually works! My stomach pains are gone. My IBS is under control and it’s all because he took the time to really listen to me. The other doctor who I will not mention said there was nothing more he could do for me unless I wanted to go to some compound in Canada. CANADA? Really? We do have excellent hospitals in the USA. Thank you Dr. Sidi! See you at my next follow up.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Judy P – Apr 02, 2020
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My experience with Dr Sidi was good. However, his office staff is questionable. Dr Sidi ordered some blood tests of which two tests were not covered by Medicare and therefore Tricare could not cover those either. When I contacted them, they said that the MA would get back to me. That did not happen. A week later I called and they said that they would send the information to the lab. A few weeks later, the lab still did not have the information. When I called Dr Siti's office again, they had sent my chart to the wrong lab. Finally, when the lab received the information, it was just my chart with no explanation of why I needed the blood tests. I called them again today asking if I could get a memo from Dr Sidi as to the reason for the tests, I was informed that I would need to contact the billing department. I am unable to get a justification for the lab tests thereby forcing me to pay over $125 for two blood tests.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Jan 14, 2020
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If your looking for a respectful, caring, professional physician who listens to your concerns and communicates options for treatment, Dr. Sylvain Sidi is not the physician for you. If your looking for a direct, disrespectful, condescending, physician who displays arrogance and a total disregard for your concerns, Dr. Sylvain Sidi will meet your expectations . In reading the reviews rated one star It looks like everyone has covered everything I experienced on my first and only visit. I have never been spoken to in such a disrespectful way by a physician, and am truly amazed that Dr. Sylvain Sidi remains in business. Patients deserve better.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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First and only visit. – Nov 19, 2019
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Excellent! I have worked for 32 years in the medical profession and I know a good DR. or a not so good DR. after five minutes of dialogue with the medical professional I am dealing with. Dr Sidi's office is clean and well laid out.. The staff Renee, Daune and Lupe are caring courteous and truly genuine with there patient care. So if you.. want a Doctor that coddles you and lies to you so your feelings ar not hurt don't see him! If you want the best of the best than get in line.. What I love most of Dr. Sidi that he tells it as it is NO SUGAR Coating that's what you need and want from your medical provider THE TRUTH and sometimes the truth hurt's but it beets being DEAD because your DR. did not want to hurt your feelings! Like I said 32 years working in health care and DR. Sidi and staff get A+
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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May 18, 2019
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Dr.Sidi was running late and was in a great hurry. He did not explain medication ordered or procedures ordered.These are things that I find very important.He also didn't make eye contact and I was mostly speaking to the back of his head as he was documenting info.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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May 06, 2019
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Rude, short, and unpleasant. Recommended every expensive procedure and test under the sun without even looking at my charts (which were never sent over from my last doctor even though I called ahead to make sure they got them in advance). The doctor I saw after him confirmed that he was way off the mark and had no idea what he was talking about. I also had to wait for 2 hours in a sweltering waiting room with no ventilation and no AC (talk about a health risk). This guy is a total quack and pr
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 22, 2019
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My experience in Dr. Sidi’s office Was pleasant. He may be a bit dismissive and short. His staff was extremely helpful. They did everything they could to set my anxieties go rest and I truly appreciate their help.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 26, 2019
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It’s a pleasure to have Dr. Sidi as my Doctor. Dr. Sidi is very caring and professional. He takes his time, listens to my concerns, and solves my problems. He caught and treated me several times before pneumonia settled in and sent me to the hospital. His staff are courteous and professional. I highly recommend Dr. Sidi.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Tucson, AZ – Mar 05, 2019
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This man is rude, condescending, and asked about literally everything besides my gastroenterology issues. I've had 2 week of constipation after weeks of diarrhea and severe pain after eating. I've had IBS-D for years, but never any pain after eating before. My PCP sent me there to investigate my gall bladder. Dr Sidi asked me if I do meth after saying I'm too thin (I weight 144 at 5'6), if I have ever been hospitalized for mental illness, and recommended ECT. I'm an academic, not an addict.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Tucson, AZ – Jan 05, 2019
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Was angry that I made another appointment with him before a scheduled colonoscopy. As soon as I walked into the room he starts to very angrily ask why I was there "again". The reason was because his "solution" to a problem I was having had not worked and, since he WAS my doctor, I was there to see if he had a solution that worked.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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AZ – Sep 15, 2018
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Do your research!!!! After being treated by Dr. Sidi for an ERCP at St. Joseph’s Hospital, I ended up at Tucson Medical Center 2 days later with an infection. Fortunately the GI Dr. at TMC rectified the damage Dr Sidi caused.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 21, 2018
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After several weeks of waiting I got an appointment they cancelled on me last minute they rescheduled Me 3 weeks out here I go missing work again only to get a call again last minute. My appointment has been cancelled again. The receptionist was extremely rude and Unapologetic.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Brant in Tucson, AZ – Jun 29, 2018
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He was very professional. His staff and nurses at my procedure were very nice and accommodating.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marilyn in Benson, AZ – Jun 14, 2018
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I wouldn’t recommend this Dr! Dawn was very rude and unprofessional over the phone, then when I checked in she was rude and condescending when I mentioned the phone issue telling me she was the manager. The nurse took me back right away only to have me wait for almost 2 hours. The Dr wasn’t any better, he has no bedside manner, didn’t listen to anything I had to say and accused me of doing drugs! I’ve never done a drug in my life! They have no right to treat people that way! I’ll never go back!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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SS in Tucson – Mar 23, 2018
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Dr. Sidi is not only a great GI doc, he has a great personality. He can make you laugh even when you're facing a colonoscopy! He's the best :)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Amy Steele in Tucson – Mar 21, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Sidi's clinical expertise includes esophageal disease, Barrett's esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease and he has a special interest in liver disease...Read more

Biography

Dr. Sidi and his staff believe in working with our patients to maintain and improve their health. We work together to serve all of your gastroenterology...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Colorectal Surgery

Education

1977
Tufts University St Elizabeth Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1975
Tucson Hosps Med Ed Program
Residency Hospital
1973
Tucson Hosps Med Ed Prgm
Internship Hospital
1972
Universite De Montpellier I, Ufr De Medecine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Sylvain Sidi, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sidi frequently treats Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm, Achalasia, and Gastritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sidi treats.

Where is Dr. Sylvain Sidi, MD's office located?

Dr. Sidi's office is located at 310 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Sidi speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. View profile to see all.

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Sylvain Sidi MD

Western Gastroenterology310 N Wilmot Rd Tucson, AZ 85711
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