Jeffrey H. Sherman, MD
Gastroenterologist located in Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Sherman provides in-depth gastroenterology consultations to help patients in the Greater Los Angeles area understand the possible causes of the symptoms they may be experiencing, as well as learn about diagnostic and treatment options that can help them find relief and prevent serious medical issues from developing.
Gastroenterology Consultation Q & A
What does a gastroenterologist do?
A gastroenterologist is a specialist who has special training in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of medical issues that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine and rectum. Gastroenterologists perform diagnostic testing as well as procedures to treat a wide range of disorders and diseases.
What will happen during my consultation?
During your consultation, you'll be asked to provide a complete medical history, including a family history that may reveal risk factors for gastrointestinal disease and disorders. You'll also be asked to describe your symptoms and Dr. Sherman will perform an exam, which may include gently palpating your belly to check for signs of pain or bloating. He may also order diagnostic testing to evaluate your symptoms, and he may also provide you with a treatment plan to help relieve or eliminate symptoms.
How does Dr. Sherman diagnose gastrointestinal diseases and conditions?
Dr. Sherman uses the most advanced methods to evaluate symptoms so the best treatment can be used based on your individual needs. These methods can include:
stool sample evaluation
diagnostic imaging like x-ray, MRI, ultrasound or CT scan
minimally-invasive diagnostic procedures, including endoscopy, colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy to evaluate the upper digestive tract and the large intestine
small bowel imaging, which uses special techniques to evaluate issues that may affect your small intestine
What symptoms do gastroenterology issues cause?
Gastroenterology conditions can cause a wide array of symptoms that affect only one part or more than one part of your digestive tract, including:
abdominal or belly pain
nausea and vomiting
fever and chills
unintentional weight loss
loss of appetite
bloody bowel movements
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, you should schedule an evaluation to determine the cause and prevent potentially serious complications.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
We accept most major insurance plans, however, at this time, we are not providers for any HMO plans. We will gladly bill your insurance plans for you, however, you will be responsible for any co-pays and/or deductibles.
Please familiarize yourself with your plans policies for GI care. Pre-certification may be required prior to treatment or testing. All billing inquiries should be directed to our office during normal business hours.
Words from our patients
"There was no waiting at Dr. Sherman's office. The staff was most courteous, and Dr. Sherman made me feel comfortable right from the start of the visit."
"Great office, friendly and efficient staff. Doctor Sherman is a highly professional physician that provides the best service."