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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) ,

Primary biliary cirrhosis, or primary biliary cholangitis, is a chronic condition where the bile ducts in the liver degrade over time and are eventually destroyed. The condition is incurable but there are treatments available for the condition from Dr. David Yamini in one of two offices in Santa Monica or Beverly Hills, California.

There are several medications that are used in the treatment of PBC, including Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), Optocollic acid (Ocaliva) and Fibrates (Tricor). A few other drugs are also used and have been shown to produce mixed results. In severe cases of primary biliary cirrhosis, the only viable treatment option is a liver transplant, the need for which arises when medications are no longer maintaining the condition.

Dr. Yamini will also work with you to help control your symptoms. Patients may experience fatigue, itching, dry eyes and mouth. These symptoms are treated separately with different medications, as well as recommended changes to diet and lifestyle. As a patient of Dr. Yamini, you will receive a tailored treatment plan to fight the impacts of primary biliary cirrhosis.

Care with Compassion

Dr. David Yamini strongly believes in delivering treatment and care with compassion. Each patient is facing his or her own challenges in life while trying to cope with the impact of health conditions such as primary biliary cirrhosis. It is important that those patients receive the highest quality of care available in California, which is available from Dr. Yamini.

If you are searching for a primary care provider who understands your specific needs, Dr. Yamini will deliver excellence in comprehensive care. Contact our offices today if you are seeking a diagnosis or treatment for primary biliary cirrhosis in the state of California. We are confident that you will find a trusted physician in Dr. Yamini.

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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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Santa Monica Office

2001 Santa Monica Blvd #1286
Santa Monica, CA 90404

(310) 285-3005

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Beverly Hills Office

8920 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 310
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

(310) 953-3550

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