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Gallstone Pancreatitis ,

Gallstone pancreatitis occurs when a gallstone causes an obstruction in the pancreas duct. The area affected, the sphincter of Oddi, is a muscle found at the opening of the bile duct that leads to the small intestine. This results in the obstruction of any material attempting to travel from the liver and pancreas. The gastroenterology condition is potentially life threatening, so patients require prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Blood tests are taken to identify inflammation, which is indicative of gallstone pancreatitis. Additionally, patients will typically need to undergo a CAT scan to determine how severely the pancreas is inflamed. If a CT scan is unable to identify the presence of gallstones, it may be that the gallstones are too small, in which case an abdominal ultrasound is the next step in diagnosis. Dr. Yamini will take every care in ensuring that diagnosis is thorough, so appropriate treatment is provided to the patient.

The treatment of gallstone pancreatitis follows a methodology of providing fluids intravenously. The patient should avoid all other fluid and food intake until otherwise directed by Dr. Yamini and his team. In severe cases of the condition, treatment is elevated to include intravenous nutrients when oral intake is not possible after 5 to 7 days. Additional treatment options such as pain therapies may also apply on a case-by-case basis.

Dr. David Yamini

If you present with symptoms such as abdominal pain, fever, nausea and vomiting that are sudden in onset and severe, Dr. David Yamini can provide excellence in diagnosis and care in the state of California. When dealing with a potentially life-threatening condition, you will want to trust your treatment to a specialist who recognizes the symptoms and can quickly arrive at an accurate diagnosis.

Receiving the right treatment from a specialist will make all the difference when it comes to finding relief from pain and discomfort. The team at Dr. David Yamini’s offices are friendly, understanding and will ensure that you feel relaxed and every need is understood throughout consultation and treatment. Do not suffer from the pain of gallstone pancreatitis unnecessarily – look to Dr. David Yamini to provide fast and effective relief.
If you are experiencing the sudden onset of abdominal pain that is severe or frequent, contact the offices of Dr. David Yamini right away.

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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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