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Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis

Gastroenterology
Los Angeles, CA
31 years experience male

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Los Angeles, CA

Address

2080 Century Park East, Suite 1206, Los Angeles, CA
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Gastroenterology

Languages spoken

English, Greek

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
It is possible: Did you confirm the eradication after the antibiotics? (usually via breath test) if the antibiotics did not completely eradicate the h. Pylori the ga... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Depends how small: Anything smaller than a cm or 1/2 inch should pass without incident. If it is bigger than that or develop any symptoms please visit an emergency room.... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
It could: Bright red blood per rectum requires medical evaluation. Most of the time it ends up being just hemorrhoids but the seriousness of the possibility tha... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Activated charcoal: And acid suppressive medications can be helpful, however persistent episodes of painful gas maybe a symptom of a more serious problem, such as a pepti... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Stomach pain : Discomfort in the upper stomach after eating, burning sensation, bloating, sometimes with nausea. In some cases "hunger pains" early in the morning ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Stomach pain : Discomfort in the upper stomach after eating, burning sensation, bloating, sometimes with nausea. In some cases "hunger pains" early in the morning ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Few possibilities: Ranging from fat malabsorption. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Clostridium difficile or other infectious colitis. Liver disease. Depending on ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Chronic inflammation: Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract and it belongs to a group known as inflammatory bowel diseases. It m... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Avoid gassy foods: Most intestinal gas is produced by bacteria that break down our food. Foods that contain undigestible fiber or carbs (including many fruits & vegetabl... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
May Try OTC antacids: Pill esophagitis is localized inflammation or even erosion and ulceration of the lining of the esophagus by pills that get lodged and dissolve there. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
By itself? Not very: Your question is not very specifications you should resubmit. I assume you are inquiring about abdominal discomfort. It is a reasonable over the count... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Both have pros&cons: Bad gerd with laryngitis that is poorly managed with meds makes you a candidate for either procedure. Esophyx is endoscopic without scars but is newe... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
New drugs approved: Fda recently approved 2 new drugs that should be available by prescription only, in late 2012/early 2013. Qnexa consists of the two prescription drugs... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
First see a doctor: Crohn's disease can be diagnosed with a combination of lab testing including xrays (enterography, ct scan) endoscopic biopsies and new serological mar... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Potential ulcer: If you have already been on Prilosec and still have nausea and need to eat you should consider the possibility of the presence of an ulcer or h. Pylor... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Acid reducing meds: Also known as proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole etc. Are recommended for the treatment of ulcers. Otc antacids may help with short term symptom r... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Not really: Moderate wine, alcohol consumption does not help an ulcer condition but it does not cause it either... Alcohol in heavy chronic use may cause multiple... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Stomach inspection: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (egd) is a test to examine the lining of the esophagus (the tube that connects your throat to your stomach), stomach, and f... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Not exactly: Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion. That means that you should have your symptoms evaluated and rule out other potentialy more serious conditions. Even i... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Few options: Laryngopharengeal reflux can be difficult to manage and requires long term acid suppression. Continue the ppis but consider adding h2-blockers ( such ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Yes you should.: Patients with severe gerd with extra-esophageal manifestations not responding to intensive medical therapy and lifestyle changes should be considered ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Diagnostic tests: Will need to check few lab tests to make sure you are not losing blood from the ulcer, check for the possibility of the h.Pylori bacterium (a frequent... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Acid reducing meds: Also known as proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole etc. Are recommended for the treatment of ulcers. Otc antacids may help with short term symptom r... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Green veggies or ...: In case if diarrhea gastroenteritis. Clostridium difficile is one of culprits associated with recent antibiotic use. The classic sign of an upper gast... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Depends: Gluten free diet is certainly indicated in patients with celiac disease aka gluten-sensitive enteropathy. It may also help in other conditions such as... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Depends on the cause: Many different causes of fatty liver and different stages of the condition. Assuming that you have nafld:non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, regulating... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Hashimoto's thyroid: Autoimmune thyroiditis (hashimoto's) has been linked to higher incidence of celiac disease and vice-versa based on a common genetic trait (the presenc... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Autoimmunity: As part of a related autoimmune condition and/ or arthritis it may. Especially if the joints of your wrist or fingers are swollen and tender you shou... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Decreased calcium: Newer studies shed light on the risk of osteopenia or osteoporosis because of decreased absorption of calcium with long term use of proton pump inhibi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Qnexa and Belviq (lorcaserin): Fda recently approved 2 new drugs that should be available by prescription only, in late 2012/early 2013. Qnexa consists of the two prescription drugs... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Gastritis? iBS? : Multiple possibilities. Gastritis without ulcers, common bile duct stones, pancreatitis, ibs depending on your associated symptoms, timing after eatin... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Fish,olive, veggies: Olive oil, veggies, fish are the staples of the mediterranean diet and they are all packed with healthy nutrients and antioxidants. Of course the way ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Possible. Stop it: In any event of new onset of symptoms after taking a new medication. You need to stop and contact your doctor as there may be a hypersensitivity react... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Sand Not the cause: Even if u do have sand like particles in your bile duct your symptoms are more suspicious for other problem such as lactose intolerance or fat malabso... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Karyotakis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Karyotakis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! After too many PPIs, and testing neg for H Pylori, the (modified) Mediterranean diet was the only thing that helped my reflux. Thank you for sharing!
HealthTap member
I've been ignoring my symptoms, but they're not getting any better :( ill make an appointment. Thanks for the advice.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! NF was best thing I've ever done in my life! No more Gerd OR asthma!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Crete Division of Medicine, Greece
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

UCLA STAR Award

Affiliations

GastroIntestinal BioSciences
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