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The gallbladder is responsible for storing bile and concentrating it before it moves on to the small intestine. There are a number of gallbladder disorders which affect patients, most of which are treatable without the need to remove the organ. Abdominal pain in the upper right side is a common sign of gallbladder problems. This pain often occurs immediately after eating foods that are high in fat content.

Gallstones can also cause problems when they lodge in a duct, which results in a blockage. The symptoms experienced are usually indicative of the type of medical condition you are suffering from when the gallbladder is affected. Dr. David Yamini provides excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of gallbladder disorders and other GI conditions in California.

Symptoms of a Problematic Gallbladder

Besides pain in the abdomen around the gallbladder, there are a number of other symptoms which are often ignored or mistaken for something else. Many patients experience a loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting without experiencing pain or any other kind of discomfort. It is not until they experience a mild fever, tea-colored urine or light colored stools that they suspect gallbladder problems.

When a duct is blocked, it can result in symptoms expressing as jaundice. This condition requires treatment from an experienced gastroenterologist in order to restore proper function to the organ and deal with any large gallstones that are likely to cause further health concerns. Dr. Yamini, supported by his team, can provide an accurate diagnosis when you visit his offices for consultation.

To book an appointment in either Santa Monica or Beverly Hills, contact the offices of Dr. Yamini today. Your continued good health is important to us, so do not delay in reaching out if you have any concerns about your gastrointestinal health.

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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.

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2001 Santa Monica Blvd #1286
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 285-3005

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Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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