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Dr. Mark Mattar

Gastroenterology
Washington, DC
18 years experience

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Gastroenterology

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English

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mattar
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Need biopsies: There are blood tests that can help distinguish between crohn's , ulcerative colitis and ibs but these are not the most dependable. The gold standard ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mattar
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Colonoscopy : The gold standard for diagnosing crohn's if the colon or ileum is colonoscopy. Special ct and mre can help to see if the rest of the small bowel is in... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mattar
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Oral white thrush: A candida fungal infection can manifest in multiple ways, depending on where in the body the infection is. You can have oral "thrush", which is a whit... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mattar
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Maintain remission: Ibd is a chronic illness like diabetes and hypertension. There is no cure to crohn's disease and the only cure for ulcerative colitis is a total colec... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mattar
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Yes : There is an overlap between patients who have ibd and ibs.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mattar
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Compliance is key: The first step is to make sure you are truly following a gluten-free diet. Gluten can hide in substances like beer and some pills. Consult with a diet... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mattar
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Flu-like symptoms: The main side effects include fatigue and body aches. You should have regular blood tests to check for a possible low white blood count and other side... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mattar
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Yes, for refractory: I am performing this procedure for patients with c diff not improving after 3 antibiotic treatment. It's been shown to be effective in more than 90% o... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mattar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mattar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 2004MD
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