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Barrett’s esophagus develops as a complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The tissue that lines the esophagus is affected to the extent that it more resembles the tissue of the intestine. There are no direct symptoms related to this GI condition, although patients will likely experience symptoms of GERD. If you have been diagnosed with GERD or are experiencing any of the symptoms, it is important to consult with a gastroenterologist right away.

Dr. Yamini has the qualifications, knowledge and experience to diagnose GERD and any related complications such as Barrett’s esophagus. You can visit offices in Santa Monica or Beverly Hills and receive a comprehensive examination to determine the root cause of your symptoms. While there are no noticeable symptoms of Barrett’s esophagus, there are risks involved that patients should not ignore.

What are the Symptoms and Causes of Barrett’s Esophagus?

The symptoms of Barrett’s esophagus include a sore throat, sour taste stemming from the throat, a chronic cough and laryngitis. These symptoms can range from mild to severe, so it is always recommended that patients seek a diagnosis to rule out GERD, including Barrett’s esophagus as a secondary complication. The condition is typically caused by acid flowing back into the esophagus, which can eventually lead to the cells being replaced with intestinal type cells.

Patients who suffer from this condition may also develop cancer of the esophagus due to the abnormality of the cells. If you are suffering from acid reflux-like symptoms, it may indicate the development of Barrett’s esophagus and an increased risk of throat cancer. Dr. Yamini will provide a complete diagnosis as well as any necessary treatment.

Contact the offices of Dr. Yamini today if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of GERD to arrange a consultation. Your health is important, so do not delay in seeking treatment that you need.

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Nicole R.

Scheduling was extremely easy with Dr. Yamini's staff, I scheduled my Tuesday appointment on Monday afternoon. The staff and Dr. Yamini were courteous and straightforward - even with new patient paperwork I was out the door within an hour!

Bill C.

Dr. Yamini definitely is a great doctor who is very thorough and detail oriented with his diagnosis. He is very passionate about what he does and was able to answer any question or concern. He took his time before my appointment to look through all the documentation to know exactly what was going on. He definitely was able to put me at ease even though I was very worried. I am very satisfied with his services. Thanks!

Mario O.

He was very gentle about my situation yet did not fail to emphasize about the seriousness that could arise from gastrointestinal problems. Few and far between are as professional and caring as Dr. Yamini and his staff. I was 20 minutes late on Friday evening & they still had me in a room in 5 minutes as a new patient.

Lisa P.

I can’t say enough great things about my first impression of this doctor and his amazing staff! They got me right in and set me up for everything needed. I’ve been looking for the right GI doctor for years having had a very negative experience with another doctor years ago. Dr. Yamini is not only professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and experienced... this guy is “cool” and nice too! His front desk person, Toni was amazing! She was kind, bright, efficient, patient, and positive! ??

Kendall S.

Makes talking about uncomfortable subjects a breeze. Competent and honest: doesn't sell vitamin cleanses and his own probiotics or anything like that. Makes sure your symptoms aren't half-fixed but fully fixed. Gets to the heart of the issue quickly. Good listener. Very sweet receptionist. I hate receiving many phone calls, and she's persistent about making sure you set up an appointment; it was stressing me out. I found the her much easier to connect with once she gave me her cell and said to text.

Babak E.

Thank you Dr. Yamini and Tony. When it comes to patient care and professionalism, I have never received this much care and attention from a physician and the staff. I was able to talk to Dr. Yamini for good period of time allowing me to ask all my questions. Tony you are so cute thank you for scheduling me in last minute.

Kyle K.

I highly recommend Dr. Yamini. He's very personable and actually listens to your issues and concerns, then recommends a reasonable course of action. He was able to properly diagnose my symptoms and get me healthy again. Also his admin Toni is great too, she will help select a facility and verify that your insurance will fully cover. She's really nice and trustworthy as well!

Eric W.

Thorough doctor who cares about his patients, and very meticulous about the details of your ailment. Clearly very knowledgeable and skilled. No wait time for appointments, and the nurse (Toni) is very friendly and follows up appropriately. One of the best doctor experiences I've had and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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