Benjamin Basseri, MD -  - Gastroenterologist

Benjamin Basseri, MD

Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Abdominal Pain Specialist

As one of Southern California's top gastroenterologists, Dr. Basseri helps patients throughout the Los Angeles area understand the causes of their abdominal pain so they can get the most appropriate treatment for their unique health needs.

Abdominal Pain Q & A

by Benjamin Basseri, MD

What causes abdominal pain?

Abdominal pain can be caused by many factors, some which are mild and resolve on their own, and others which may indicate a serious underlying medical issue. Some of the most common causes include:

  • ulcers

  • food allergies

  • food sensitivity or intolerance

  • gallstones

  • liver or kidney issues

  • hernias

  • inflammatory bowel disease

  • irritable bowel syndrome

  • gas

  • upset stomach or stomach virus

  • food poisoning

  • appendicitis

  • gastrointestinal reflux disease

Does abdominal pain always require a doctor's visit?

Sometimes, but not always; for instance, some abdominal pain can be caused by gas that develops as a natural part of digestion and will resolve on its own but when pain is persistent, recurring or increases in strength, or when it's accompanied by vomiting, fever or blood stools, seeing a doctor is very important to determine the underlying cause and prevent potentially serious medical conditions from developing.

How is abdominal pain diagnosed?

Diagnosis begins with a medical history, including a discussion of when symptoms began and how symptoms have progressed, as well as a physical exam to locate the precise areas of discomfort. Once the initial exam is complete, you may need additional evaluation or testing, including urinalysis, blood tests or stool sample evaluation, or diagnostic procedures like endoscopy or colonoscopy, CT scan, ultrasound or x-ray to provide additional information about your condition.

How will my abdominal pain be treated?

That depends on the cause of your pain. Once your diagnosis is complete, your treatment can be customized to your specific needs. In some cases, lifestyle changes may be all you need to resolve your symptoms and start feeling better. In other cases, you may need medications to treat your underlying issues or even surgery to treat a hernia or bowel blockage.

Insurance Plans Accepted

For your convenience, we've created a short list of the providers we accept. If you do not see your insurance provider listed on our site, please call our office to confirm coverage.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Medicare
Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    “He is one of the best doctors I've ever dealt with, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is having GI issues. Thank you Dr. Basseri!”

    Robbie R.
  • Vitals

    "Clear, concise explanation of procedure and risks. He made sure I was comfortable with how we were to proceed and that all questions were answered. Top-notch."

    Patient
  • Yelp

    "I've seen Dr. Basseri for approximately a year now and I must say that he is the best, friendliest, honest, and trustworthy doctor I have ever seen."

    John D.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Basseri is a great diagnostician with great compassion. He took time to speak with me and discuss my diagnosis. Very skilled and talented."

    Steven L.
  • Vitals

    "I was impressed by Dr. Basseri's professionalism. He knows how to listen. That's the most important skill for a good doctor."

    Patient
  • Yelp

    "This man and his knowledge changed my life. I got my life back. Words cannot express my gratitude!!! Go see this man if you have any GI troubles. He's a true healer."

    Cara A.
Location
Benjamin Basseri, MD
8631 W 3rd St, Suite 1015E
Beverly Hills

Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 424-206-5002
Fax: 310-358-2266
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424-206-5002