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Dr. Thomas Aguirre, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Aguirre

Santa Barbara Gastroenterology Consultants

2403 Castillo St Ste 201 Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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(805) 682-3585


Dr. Thomas Aguirre, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1997 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Aguirre accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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

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Abdominal Disorders
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Dr. Aguirre treats Abdominal Disorders more than 99% of his peers

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

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aguirre treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 99% of his peers

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

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aguirre treats Hemorrhoids more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Aguirre treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Aguirre's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • 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
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Aguirre's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Aguirre

3.5

Based on 18 reviews

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1 Star
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Being recommended to Dr. Aguirre was a blessing! As someone who "is not a doctor person", I found him to be professional, caring, accommodating, and really listens to any concerns I have. I feel Really comfortable with him and confident in him and highly recommend him!
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Had colonoscopy at 25 W Micheltorena site. Staff was kind and caring. Dr Aguirre performed treatment carefully and explained things as they went along. Highly recommend
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I waited over a month for my consultation. Dr. Aguirre was unfriendly, unhelpful, and seemed unwilling to even speak to me about my concerns. He did not physically examine me, and spent less than five minutes with me before stating that he couldn't offer any help without having a litany of tests done. I do not think he spoke more than 10 words to me. I was quickly handed off to someone to book an appointment without listening to my symptoms. I was not reassured and left feeling uncared for.
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My experience with Dr. Aguirre could not have been better. He was very attentive to an urgent need and had a caring, concerning demeanor. His bedside manner was more than excellent. I would recommend Dr. Aguirre highly!
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Aguirre to anyone without hesitation. He was very professional and explained everything fully.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Thomas Aguirre, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1997 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Az College Of Med
Residency Hospital
1997
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School
1997

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2017)

97% Patient experience rating, 28% higher than the national average