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Dr. Mohammed Shafi

Gastroenterology
Las Vegas, NV
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Las Vegas, NV

Address

1647 E.Windmill Lane, Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV
Directions

Insurances accepted

No Value

Office

Las Vegas , NV

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Gastroenterology

Languages spoken

Hindi, Persian

Doctor Q&A

125 Answers
145 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Allergic: This may be due to allergic reaction or contact dermatitis.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Anal itching: Sometimes this can be due to hemorrhoids.Allergies to medication can also cause these symptoms.Try preparation h for a week , see your doctor if there... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Jaundice.: The color of turmeric and the color of jaundice caused by biliary obstruction in deep yellow.It is recommended not to use turmeric when you have bilia... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Bleeding.: Bulimea can lead to esophagitis and esophageal tears, which can in turn lead to bleeding.Please see your gastro doctor to arradge for endoscop[y.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Abdominal pain: This could be due to irritable bowel, peptic ulcer disease and gastritis.Please see your doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
FOLLICULITIS.: It could be folliculitis-you may need antibiotics.Please see your M.D.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Costochondritis: Usually this kind of pain is due to muskuloskeletal inflammation, suggest using Ibuprofen for 2-3 days.See your internist if noet better.
A member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
IBS ,SPASTIC COLON: Avoid caffienated , carbonated beverages, sugarless gum , mint and chocolate.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Gastritior ulcer: Recommend trying Prilosec 20 mgs once a day.Get an appointment to see a gastroenterologist for upper endoscopy and ultrasound.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Lower ge bleeding : Abdominal pain with bleeding can be due to many reasons.You need see a specialist to r/o inflammatory bowel disease and hemorrhoids.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
WATERBRASH: This could be a sign of gerd, reflux, acid peptic condition. Try otc Prilosec for a week.If still not better see your doctor.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Constipation: Increase hydration and natural fibre intake.
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
ACID REFLUX: 40 mgs of Omeprazole will reduce acid production more efficiently than 20 mgs.Acid reduction does not usually interfere with digestion of food.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
ABDOMINAL PAIN.: Erytromycin related antibiotics can cause stomach distress but that shold stop soon.If symptoms are still persistent you need evaluation to rule out ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Constipation: Yes it can cause flatulence.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
LIUNG ABCESS: Lung abcesses and respiratory distress can take some to respond to antibiotics.Talk to your son, s pulmonologist, infectious disease doctor about anti... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
STOMACH PAIN.: These symptoms can be due to gastritis or irritable bowel syndrome.You can have an urge to have bowel movement after meals and this is due to gastro-c... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Fatty liver: Low fat diet, green leafy vegetables and fruits. Avoid alcohol.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole): Pro, s effective and powerful medication excellent relief from gerd and heartburn con's expensive side effects-----headache, diarrhea, abdo... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Gerd: Persistent symptoms of dyspepsia warrants evaluation by a specialist to r/o peptic ulcer disease and barrets esophagus.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
ABDOMINAL PAIN: There can be many reasons for abdominal pain-gastritis, irritable bowel, diverticulitis, appendicitis, gall bladder problems.Please ask your mother-in... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Spastic colon: Diarrhea after eating can be due to gasto-colic reflex. Some times it can be seen with irritable bowel syndrome.Recommend avoidind chocklate mint and ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
FOOD POISONING.: Prescribe medications for hydration, abdominal pain relief and sometimes antibiotics if needed.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
COLON TEAR.: Colon tear is called perforation. Colonic perforation can be due to trauma, severe colitis, diverticulitis or it can be a complication from colonos... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
CONTRACEPTION.: Pills can cause bloating and abdominal distension.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
HYPOGLYCEMIA.: There is tumor called insulinoma which can cause hypogylcemia, but it is a rare tumor.Make sure you take carbohydrates regularly and see your endocrin... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
STOMACH PAIN: Stomach pain associated with nausea can be due to gastritis, peptic ulcers and gallstones.Please see your doctor for abdominal ultrasound and upper en... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
ABDOMINAL PAIN.: Avoid carbonated and caffienated beverages.Try maalox or gasex.If symptoms still persist see your doctor.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
GOITRE.: If you need to get rid of the goitre you may need surgery. Methimazole helps controlling hyperthyroidism but does not get rid of the goitre all the ti... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Liver function tests: They usually called abnormal liver function tests.If the laboratory testing shows incresed level of liver tests .It may suggest some unc=derlying live... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
ABDOMINAL PAIN.: This can be due to irritable bowel syndrome.You should also consider colitis and diverticulosis as other possibilities.Please consult you gastroenter... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
REFLUX: Stay away from the following items. Stored orange juice carbonated beverages fried and fatty food citrus fruits tobacco alcohol; mint chocla... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
ABDOMINAL PAIN: Try maalox or mylanta, sometimes over the counter gasex or beano are helpful.Please see your doctor if symptoms persist.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
STOMACH PAIN: Avoid dairy products, get yourself tested for lactose in tolerence.Try lactaid tablets when you cannot avoid dairy products.Suggest lactose free milk.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Fatty liver: Low fat diet, natural foods like fruits and vegetables. Avoid alcohol.
A female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Change in bowels: Frothy stools can be due to fat malabsorption altered intestinal motility and medications.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Constipation: Increase fibre intake and take at least 6-8 cups of water.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Gerd: This may suggest, gerd or delayed gastric emptying.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Abdominal pain.: You may need a hida scan to evaluate the gallbladder for dysfunction.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
ABDOMINAL PAIN: Abdominal pain with lower ge bleeding can be due to colitis, hemorrhoids and peptic ulcer disease.You should see a gastroenterologist for sigmoidoscop... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Mild gastrits: Gastric mucosal inflammation usally suggests mild gastritis.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Gastric mucosa.: Suggests mild gastritis.Very common finding on endoscopy.Usually suggests mild irritation of gastric mucosa.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Dark stool: Metamucil does not turn the stool dark.Peptobismol, iron pills and upper gastrointestinal bleeding can turn the stool dark.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
ABDOMINAL PAIN: Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not usually cause abdominal pain.You may need to see your doctor if pain persists.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
R/o infectious diarr: If you have chronic diarrhea (more than 3 weeks)you will need further investigation. Recommend stool cultures for parasites, bacterial cultures and c.... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
ABDOMINAL PAIN.: These symptoms could suggest.Pevlic inflammatory disease.Please consult your gynecologist.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
ABDOMINAL PAIN: Many conditions can cause abdominal pain.Irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, pelvic inflammatory disease.If the abdominal apin is persistant your mothe... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Abdominal pain: Gastris, ulcers, duodenitis.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Abdominal pain.: It is very unusual to experience pain from liver.The pain you are describing souns muskuloskeletal.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Lipoma.: Tthis could be a fatty tumor-lipoma, please have it checked by your internist.

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Dr. Paul Schanbacher
Nov 27, 2012
I have worked with Dr Shafi for several years. He is an excellent physician and a wonderful person. He is very bright, caring and talented. I would certainly highly recommend him to any of my famil...Read More
Aug 8, 2013
Great answers, very helpful! Keep up the good work!
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Initially I was enthralled with the care I received by Dr. Shafi, his staff and his treatment. HOWEVER, I am quite upset his team did NOT tell me I could not be set up on a payment schedule as a first...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! But my problem that my skin has been changed same issue when the belly of pregnant woman changed what should I do to remove this changes
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Thanks for your quick reply! But this question has already been answered..had blood tests and no diabetes, etc.My Dr thinks it was a one off
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Gandhi Medical College
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Wayne State University Affiliated Hospitals

Residency

St. Luke's Health System

Awards

Community Business Leadership Award, Citigroup-Corporation
Top Gastroenterologist , First Place, Nevada - Winter
2013
Top Gastroenterologist , First Place, Nevada - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American College of Gastroenterology
Digestive DIsease Specialists

Publications

A Case of Wire Capsule Endoscopy Presenting As Esophageal Forien Body
Mycotic aneurysm of external iliac artery secondary to Salmonella infection masquerading as pelvic abscess
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