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    Colonoscopy Made Easy
    • No Pain or Weird Feelings
    • No Downtime
    • Highly Experienced GI Doctor
    • Weekend Appointments
    • Flexible Financial Options
    • Free Consultation
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who needs a colonoscopy? 2017-05-26T10:57:37-07:00

    If you have no colorectal symptoms, family history of colon cancer, polyps or inflammatory bowel disease you should have your first exam at age 50 whether you are a man or a woman since colon cancer affects both genders equally. Recent evidence suggests that African Americans should begin screening earlier at the age of 45. If you have colorectal related symptoms such as bleeding, feeling bloated,  unexplained abdominal pain, signs and symptoms of diverticulitis, etc, you should then consult your gastroenterologist to see if a colonoscopy is indicated.

    Is there any downtime after colonoscopy procedure? 2017-05-26T11:00:35-07:00

    There is minimal downtime after colonoscopy. You should avoid driving or going back to work for the rest of the day. If your doctor removed a polyp during your colonoscopy, you may be advised to eat a special diet temporarily. You may feel bloated or pass gas for a few hours after the exam, as you clear the air from your colon. Walking may help relieve any discomfort.

    How should I prepare for my colonoscopy procedure? 2017-05-26T11:03:19-07:00

    You need to clean out your colon before your colonoscopy. Any residue may obscure the view of your colon and rectum during the exam. To empty your colon, your doctor may ask you to do one or more of the followings:

    • Follow a special diet the day before the exam.
    • Take a laxative.
    • Use an enema kit.
    • Adjust your medications.
    • Also tell your doctor if you take aspirin or other medications that thin the blood, such as warfarin (Coumadin)
    How long does the colonoscopy procedure take? 2017-05-26T11:04:09-07:00

    Colonoscopy usually takes about 30 minutes: If polyps need to be removed it will take longer, depending on the number and the size of the polyps.

    How much is the cost of colonoscopy? 2017-05-26T11:09:16-07:00

    If you don’t have insurance, the cost of colonoscopy will be usually between $15000-$2000, depending on  the type and steps in the procedure. If you have insurance, please contact our office so we can calculate your out-of-pocket cost according to your policy.

    Will my insurance cover my colonoscopy? 2017-05-26T11:12:14-07:00

    The Affordable Care Act requires health plans that started on or after September 23, 2010 to cover colorectal cancer screening tests. Most private insurance plans cover the cost of colonoscopy as a screening test, but you might still be charged for some services. Please contact our office and our staff will happily address these concerns on an individual basis.

    Meet Dr. Rahim Raoufi

    Dr. Rahim Raoufi is a board certified gastroenterologist and internist who is fellowship trained in Gastroenterology. He graduated from medical school in 1994 and after passing all qualification exams in United States, in 2003 embarked on the residency in Family Practice at East Tennessee State University.

    After completion of his family practice residency in 2006, he pursued his great interest in the field of medicine and gastrointestinal disease. Dr. Raoufi spend the next three years at University of California San Francisco, Fresno where completed his internal medicine residency. Dr. Raoufi was awarded Outstanding Resident Teacher of the Year by the Dean. He subsequently completed his gastroenterology fellowship at University of California San Francisco, Fresno. He served as Chief Fellow during second and third year of his fellowship.

    Dr. Raoufi is board-certified in gastroenterology by the American Board of Gastroenterology. He’s a member of several professional societies including the Society of American College of Gastroenterologists, The American Medical Association (AMA). For the past 5 consecutive years Dr. Roohipour received the “Compassionate Doctor Recognition” and “Patient’s Choice” Award. In 2014 Dr. Raoufi was named among the Top 10 gastroenterologist in Metro Area. Read more about Dr. Raoufi…

    Our Difference

    Award-winning Physicians

    We are a team of board-certified well-rounded doctors with years of experience in expertise in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

    State-of-the-Art Facilities

    Our 30,000 sqft facility is equipped with the the most modern colonoscopy and gastroenterology equipment.

    Weekend Appointments

    Busy schedule? No problem! Call us to book a weekend appointments at our Torrance office.

    Financial Options

    We accept most PPO insurances. We also collaborate with several health financial services if you are not insured. Learn More.

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    21250 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 430
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