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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a buildup of fat deposits in and around the liver. As the name suggests, alcohol is not considered a contributing factor in NAFLD, and it is therefore attributed to causes other than alcohol. The condition is instead related to insulin resistance, which means that NAFLD is largely controlled through improved diet.

When patients visit Dr. David Yamini and his team for a consultation, they are taken through a medical and family history, as well as a comprehensive examination to arrive at the correct diagnosis. Receiving the most beneficial advice and treatment options relies on ensuring you are diagnosed by a gastroenterologist who understands the complexities of the liver as it relates to the digestive system.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Fatty Liver Disease?

If you are suffering from NAFLD you will likely experience swelling of the abdomen, which is known as ascites. Enlarged blood vessels will form beneath the surface of the skin. Men who are suffering from NAFLD may develop enlarged breasts as a result of the condition. Other external signs can include red palms and jaundice affecting the skin and eyes. Internal signs include fatty deposits in the liver and an enlarged spleen.

Many of the symptoms associated with NAFLD are also present when patients are suffering from other digestive tract conditions. The severity of symptoms is not the most important factor, as mild symptoms are not necessarily indicative of a mild condition. For the sake of your long term health and well-being, consider consulting with a gastroenterologist if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of NAFLD, whether in combination or isolation.

Dr. Yamini and his team are available to help. Contact us today to arrange a consultation with a caring team of gastroenterology specialists in California.

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David P. Yamini, MD

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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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