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Many symptoms and situations may require a colonoscopy. Frequently, a routine colonoscopy or colon screening, will show the overall healthfulness of the colon and large intestine. Colonoscopies can help diagnosis polyps in the colon, ulcers, bleeding, tumors, inflammation, acid reflux, and colon cancer.

Colon cancer occurs in the large intestine, which is the lower part of the digestive system. The last several inches of the colon, can be susceptible to rectal cancer. If combined, an individual may have colorectal cancer. Colon cancer often begins as a small, benign clump of cells known as polyps. As time passes, these polyps can become colon cancer.
Much like other cancers, these polyps may not produce any immediate symptoms. This is why physicians and gastroenterologists recommend annual screenings, or colonoscopies, to locate and remove polyps before they become cancerous.

Symptoms

Although symptoms do not appear in every case of colon cancer, there are symptoms and indications that can occur, such as:

  • Inconsistent bowel behavior; changing frequently from diarrhea to constipation for long periods of time
  • Abdominal pain, discomfort
  • Gas and bloating
  • Blood in your stool
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling unable to have a full bowel movement, especially after doing so

Call Dr. David Yamini

How do you know it’s time to call Dr. Yamini? If you’re noticing any symptoms of colon cancer, such as constant changes in bowel movement, blood in your stool, or persistent abdominal pain then now is the time to call our office and schedule an appointment, (310)285-3005.

Dr. David Yamini always treats his patients with gentle and compassionate care, taking his time during all procedures. Although guidelines typically recommend patients begin colonoscopy screenings at the age of 50, you may have other risk factors, such as family history, or disease symptoms that may indicate earlier screening.

Do You Really Need a Colonoscopy?

During a colonoscopy, Dr. Yamini will be looking for anything that could be causing you pain, or cancer. Only during a colonoscopy can cancer causing polyps be found and removed, simultaneously. If Dr. Yamini finds anything concerning, such as a tumor, or large polyp he will conduct a biopsy, sending it to a lab where it’s checked for pre-cancer or cancer cells.

Colonoscopies save lives and regular colorectal cancer testing, or colonoscopies, are the best way to prevent colorectal cancer. Dr. Yamini wants to ensure that we prevent colorectal cancer before it starts. Through colonoscopies, cancer can be found in early stages, before it can spread and while it is very treatable.

Regular colonoscopies, or screening tests, is the best way to diagnose rectal cancer or colon cancer. If you have questions about having a colonoscopy or would like to see Dr. Yamini, of Westside Gastro Care, call our office today for an appointment (310) 285-3005 or contact us here with your preferred appointment time and date and our staff will call to confirm.

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Our Patient Reviews

David P. Yamini, MD

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 58 reviews

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.

Office Hours

Monday

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Wednesday

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Thursday

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Friday

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Contact Us

Santa Monica Office

Address
2001 Santa Monica Blvd #1286
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone
(310) 285-3005

FAX
(310) 935-1560

Beverly Hills Office

Address
9400 Brighton Way #410
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone
(310) 953-3550

FAX
(310) 935-1560