Benjamin Basseri, MD -  - Gastroenterologist

Benjamin Basseri, MD

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

Endoscopy And Colonoscopy Specialist

Dr. Basseri has extensive experience in both endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures, performing accurate diagnoses and minimally invasive procedures in patients from throughout the Los Angeles, CA, area. Procedures are performed on an outpatient basis so patients can resume their regular routines as soon as possible.

Endoscopy and Colonoscopy Q & A

What is endoscopy?

An endoscopy is a procedure that uses a slim, flexible, lighted scope called an endoscope to look inside your esophagus, stomach and the upper portion of your intestine (the duodenum) to look for signs of disease or medical issues that may be causing specific types of symptoms. It's commonly used to diagnose and evaluate ulcers, gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) and changes to the esophagus that can be a precursor to esophageal cancer. The endoscope also features a tiny camera that transmits images to a monitor so they can be easily viewed. Some procedures can also be performed during endoscopy.

What is colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a procedure that uses a long, flexible device called a colonoscope to look inside the large intestine, or colon, to check for signs of colon cancer and to look for and remove fleshy growths called polyps which can sometimes be a precursor to colon cancer. The colonoscope uses a tiny camera to view the colon and transmit images to a monitor for viewing. An insert gas is also pumped into the colon to help gently expand it so it can be viewed more easily.

How do I prepare for a colonoscopy?

The evening before your procedure, you'll need to take a special preparation to help empty your bowel completely so the lining of the bowel can be seen more clearly. During preparation, you'll need to have regular access to a toilet so you can empty your bowels as the need occurs. You'll receive a complete set of instructions in advance of your procedure so you know exactly what steps to take to prepare.

Will I be able to go home after my procedure?

Yes, both endoscopy and colonoscopy are performed on an outpatient basis. You'll need someone to drive you home since both procedures are performed under sedation.

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 Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Motion Picture Industry Health Plan

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."

  • 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."

  • 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.
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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