Dr. Tarek Hassanein, MD

Dr. Tarek Hassanein, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Tarek Hassanein, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Coronado, CA. He is 60 years old. Dr. Hassanein is affiliated with Riverside Community Hospital, Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sharp Coronado Hospital, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

Southern California GI and Liver Centers

230 Prospect Pl Ste 220

Coronado, CA 92118
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Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • HealthSmart

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Top Care Areas


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

Liver Damage from Alcohol
very high
more than 99% of peers
Esophageal Varices
very high
more than 99% of peers
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Transplant Hepatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • AIDS
  • 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
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • 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
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • 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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  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • 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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hassanein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Riverside Community Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Hassanein is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Hassanein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hassanein to family and friends
based on 45 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Hassanein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Anaheim, CA |
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
in Paradise, CA |
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.
in San Juan Capistrano, CA |
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.
in El Cajon |
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
in Chula Vista, CA |
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. .
in San Diego, CA |
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!
in Calif City, CA |
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.
in Santee, CA |
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!
He did an endoscopy here in Chula Vista and it was awesome
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Dr. Hassanein accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Elect Choice EPO
    Health Fund PPO
    Managed Choice POS
    National Advantage PPO
    Open Choice PPO
    Quality Point-of-Service POS
    Traditional Choice PPO
  • 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
    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
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
    Pacific Foundation for Medical Care PPO
  • Self Pay
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Premier HMO
  • Tricare
    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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Hospitals where Dr. Hassanein has admitting privileges

Riverside Community Hospital
4445 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92501
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UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
751 Medical Center Ct
Chula Vista, CA 91911
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Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
4077 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
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Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills
24451 Health Center Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Sharp Coronado Hospital
250 Prospect Pl
Coronado, CA 92118
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Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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