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Pancreatitis – Acute and Chronic ,

When pancreatitis is suspected, Dr. Yamini will begin by taking blood tests to determine if pancreatic enzymes are elevated. For this gastroenterology condition, stool tests are a method of measuring levels of fat to determine the efficiency of nutrient absorption in suspected chronic cases of pancreatitis.

It is next important to discover whether there are gallstones present and to what extent the pancreas is inflamed. Some of the tools used to diagnose pancreatitis may include abdominal ultrasounds, computerized tomography (CT) scan, endoscopic ultrasound and an MRI.

Fasting can help the pancreas to recover in acute cases. Once inflammation has died down you may return to drinking clear liquids and eating bland foods. It is important to maintain this diet until advised otherwise by Dr. Yamini. In some cases, where pain when eating persists, Dr. Yamini may recommend a feeding tube to provide nutrients. There are a number of other treatments for pancreatitis available including treatment for alcohol abuse.

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Dr. David Yamini specializes in gastroenterology with an additional focus on conditions of the liver. His expertise and experience have allowed him to provide excellence in treatment to patients in the state of California. A consultation with Dr. Yamini is one-on-one, where patients can openly discuss concerns about symptoms and the implications of any potential treatment options.

If you are suffering from pancreatitis, your treatment will be in good hands under the care of Dr. David Yamini. With specialization in treating diseases and disorders that affect the gastroenterology systems, Dr. Yamini is a trusted care provider in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills where he has offices.

Reach out to the offices of Dr. Yamini if you are suffering from pancreatic pain when eating or drinking. Effective treatment options are waiting for you in California today.

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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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