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Gallstones in Women ,

Women face several unique risks when it comes to developing gallstones. If you take birth control pills or are on hormone replacement therapy to cope with menopause symptoms, or are pregnant, you are more likely to suffer from gallstones. Given the additional risk factors for women, the occurrence of gallstones is understandably higher than for men. Dr. David Yamini understands these challenges and provides excellence in diagnosis and treatment.

Treatment of gallstones is not always necessary; however, it is important to attend additional consultation appointments with Dr. Yamini if you experience pain or discomfort in the abdominal area. If treatment is required there are a number of ways in which it is delivered. Surgery to remove the gallbladder may be an option, as bile can travel directly from the liver to the small intestine.

Alternatively, medications can be used to dissolve gallstones over time. This type of medication is taken orally. When you opt to take medication to treat gallstones, it is important to understand that the process will take a long time, and in most cases, gallstones will reoccur. There are dietary changes that you may make in order to avoid the reoccurrence of gallstones. However, Dr. Yamini may recommend the removal of the gallbladder as the most effective treatment option.

What are the Symptoms of Gallstones in Women?

One of the most noticeable signs of gallstones is a severe and intensifying pain in the upper right or center of the abdomen. Back pain may also occur in the back, between the shoulder blades or in the right shoulder. For many patients, one or more of these symptoms are experienced in conjunction with nausea and vomiting.

If you are concerned that you may have gallstones, reach out to the expert team of Dr. David Yamini in California today.

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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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