Dr. Tarek Hassanein, MD

Dr. Tarek Hassanein, MD

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61 y/o
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Dr. Tarek Hassanein, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Coronado, CA. He specializes in gastroenterology.

Southern California GI and Liver Centers

230 Prospect Pl Ste 220

Coronado, CA 92118
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GENERAL
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • HealthSmart

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hassanein's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Enteritis
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Dr. Hassanein treats Enteritis more than 100% of his peers

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

Liver Damage from Alcohol
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Dr. Hassanein treats Liver Damage from Alcohol more than 100% of his peers

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

Esophageal Varices
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hassanein treats Esophageal Varices more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Hassanein's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • AIDS
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Tarek Hassanein, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Coronado, CA. He specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Transplant Hepatology

Education

University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Fellowship Hospital
Wayne State University
Residency Hospital
University of Maryland
Internship Hospital
Alexandria University
Medical School

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Hassanein's Reviews

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I knew of Dr. Hassanein from my work health net work provider I recently referred a friend/colleague as a new patient to his Coronado office for colonoscopy procedure.Consultation. The surgery was scheduled within one week at the El Cajon office. Thank you Dr. Hassanien, my friend /colleague was super nerves about this 1st time procedure and surgery but now is so happy & thankful with the results and the no pain no side effects post-op! Dr.Hassanien thank you For your medical expertise! Maha S.
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This was my 4th and last visit to see the doctor. My first visit, I had to wait more than 2 hours until he would see me and he spent less than 10 minutes in the room with me and insisted on an endoscopy, which I'd agreed to. At the next appt, I'm told I have celiac's even though my biopsy was clear. What? At this last appt, he was in the room less than 5 mins, didn't address a single concern, and told me to take pepto bismol and see him again in 3 months.
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I have been a patient for 6 years now - Dr. Hassanein brought me back from certain death - he always is kind and caring and positive with every move or decision - He is the best Dr. I've ever encountered, hands down - I'm stoked he is my Dr. and to call him friend !
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Part 2 cont'd. I've read negative comments. As stated, I've been with Dr H 6 years, Participant in 4 trial studies. Been to both Coronado offices,Chula Vista including surgical center, San Clemente office previously in Mission Viejo. I've gotten to know many of the staff over the years. What people fail to realize is this doctor is a specialist in his field.. He's not just a "GI" doctor. Staff, overall are great - both front & back office. Don't confuse busy, best job for patient w/rudeness
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Always have mad love and respect for Dr Hassanein and his staff. Saved my life many times and helped me through my liver transplant and hep c. Moved up north and wish they would open a clinic here.
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to anyone who has found that they have liver cancer this is the doctor you need to see. My wife found she had liver cancer and Dr. Hassanein was a complete miracle in our lives. He has a profound knowledge of the disease and all of the various medical treatments used to over come the cancer. we had gotten a fatal prognosis form UCI Medical center and were advised to make out a will and expect a shorter life. Dr. hassanein changed all of that and now i have my wife back. eternal thanks.
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Dr. Hassanein was fine. My compliant is with his office ran by individuals who completely lack all skills nessacary to ran an office. I was sent to 3 different labs until I was sent to the right one. Forget about calling because after leaving voicemails for two weeks, I gave up and just went into the facility. I was not given proper instructions for medications or my procedures. The scheduler failed to add my 2nd procedure so now I have to wait another 2 months and take more time off work. AVOID
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Terrible !!!! The worst, very rude and he sucks balls. Long wait time, doesnt answer calls.lost my lab work. igot a ultra sound and a mri , two months before my appointment, he did not look at it till 5 mins before he saw me. very unprofessional ,dont wast your time , see a different doctor. Do not take yourself or loved ones to this quack. .
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The most awful experience of my life. My first time meeting with a liver specialist in San Diego. I have a rare condition called benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis. I was in just to get a point of contact and see if he has treated any similar cases. Not only was he judgemental and rude, he didn't listen to me at all. Pushed medicine and a balloon stomach trial on me and I couldn't even talk the whole appointment. I felt awful after. No help from this robot of a doctor. Finding a new one!
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My issue is with El Cajon Ofc, of Dr.Tarek Hassanein of Southern Cal.GI and Liver Ctrs. I never got to see the Dr. so I have no opinion about his care or lack thereof. I do, however, have an opinion about office/staff. Totally incompetent, and just totally unprofessional. First appt.was cancelled with no explanation & no phone call. Rescheduled 2nd appt. which was supposed to be at a new location. Arrived at a construction zone. Again no phone calls. Never able to talk to a live person only VM.
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I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS DR! The Dr himself is great its his receptionists that are horrible they give out wrong appointment times and act like its your fault they are so RUDE I went to my appointment one time there were 13 other patients that day the Dr and staff never showed 13 people! His med staff is wishy washy good luck with them they never call back. Most horrible experience I've ever had!
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He did an endoscopy here in Chula Vista and it was awesome
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Aetna
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Elect Choice EPO
Health Fund PPO
Managed Choice POS
National Advantage PPO
Open Choice PPO
Quality Point-of-Service POS
Traditional Choice PPO
USAccess
Anthem Blue Cross
Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM) HMO
Anthem Blue Cross of California EPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Plus POS
Prudent Buyer PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Prudent Buyer PPO
Blue Shield of California
Added Advantage POS
Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Shield of California PPO
Care 1st Health Plan
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care PPO
GENERAL
Indemnity Plan
Health Net
Health Net EPO
Health Net HMO
Health Net PPO
Health Net of California
Health Net of California POS
Seniority Plus Medicare Advantage HMO
HealthSmart
HealthSmart PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Inland Empire Health Plan
Medicaid
Medicaid of California
Medi-Cal
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care PPO
Self Pay
Sharp Health Plan
Premier HMO
Tricare
Prime
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
Choice EPO
Choice HMO
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Sharp Secure Horizons Medicare Advantage HMO

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