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Dr. George Triadafilopoulos

Gastroenterology
Mountain View, CA
43 years experience male

Locations

Silicon Valley Gastroenterology

Mountain View, CA

Address

2490 Hospital Drive #211, Mountain View, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 2:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

650-396-5566

About

Specialties
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Gastroenterology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English, Greek

Doctor Q&A

26 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Need more time: Prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole) need time to work. Ideally you should take them daily before breakfast and for 2 months. If your symptoms persist o... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Hemorrhoids?: Since you are young, hemorrhoids are the most likely cause for the bleeding. However, since you have abdominal pains you will need to see a gastroente... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Appendicitis?: It could be early appendicitis and you should see a doctor for a proper examination. This is particularly true if the pain radiates down towards the r... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Yes: Pepcid may protect the stomach from possible damage induced by Advil (ibuprofen). Such protection however depends on the doses of each of the 2 medica... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Rule out cancer: Because of your age, you will need to consider colon cancer among other possibilities (diverticulosis, etc) and you should have a colonoscopy
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Bugs: When this happens, you should think of abnormal amounts of bacteria in your stomach and/or small intestine. An assessment using a lactulose breath tes... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Almost impossible: There are no foods or drinks that can have a significant impact on the amount of acid in the stomach over a significant period of time but every food ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Bacteria?: Gastroparesis (slow stomach emptying) and small bowel bacterial overgrowth are leading possibilities and will need to be investigated. There are easy ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
No: The size and mobility of the node are benign and not related to the endoscopy. Please monitor the size over the next 2-3 months. If it enlarges, a ct ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Yes: H.pylori infection serves as a carcinogen (may cause cancer or lymphoma of the stomach) and it predisposes to ulcers. It is best to get rid of it. It ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Yes: Almost 10 times as powerful.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Irritable bowel: This is an enhanced gastro-colic reflex that usually happens with irritable bowel syndrome and gets better with passing gas or stool or with heat appl... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Coagulation issues: Idiopathic PE may be serious and related to underlying genetic predisposition to forming blood clots. You should see a hematologist and get this evalu... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Surgery: There are surgical techniques that can be used to eliminate acid reflux, but there are some caveats. You will need to see a specialist who will assess... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Hours: Starting dose is 10 mg 3 times per day. This means that the effect does not last for more than few hours at a time.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Wrong: Low acidity in the stomach happens very, very rarely and it is never associated with inflammation of the esophagus. Most likely you have acid reflux, ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Urine infection: You should consider urinary tract infection as a possibility (pyelonephritis). Urinalysis could be very useful.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Absolutely yes: If what you describe is true, you should consider having this boil drained surgically
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Maldigestion: This is a serious condition that needs attention. Your pancreas is losing its ability to produce digestive enzymes and this leads to bad digestion, di... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
PH test: The most sensitive way to look into acid reflux is to undergo a pH study. This will tell you if you have acid reflux or not. An endoscopy is less like... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
No worries for now: Most likely these tumors are hemangioma, which are benign and they happen a lot in young women. The scan features will help determine their nature
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Excess gas: In a young person, lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity are the key possibilities. In an older person, abnormal amounts of bacteria in the small... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
It is a good test: There are several ways to make the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis and one of them (a bit invasive) is endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). The study may re... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Hemorrhoids: In a young person with some straining and constipation, hemorrhoids are the leading possibility. If there is a lot of diarrhea and mucus, colitis need... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Needs attention: Abdominal pain and bleeding per rectum are not a good combination. You should see a gastroenterologist to make sure that you do not have an inflammato... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Triadafilopoulos
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Needs monitoring: Propofol is very safe as long as it is administered by an anesthesiologist or other qualified physician and monitoring of your breathing is continuous... Read More

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Dr. Triadafilopoulos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Triadafilopoulos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! That could be very likely as I am very prone to them. Did not even think of it!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Aristotle university of thessaloniki
Graduated 1979MD

Medical/Graduate school

Medical
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

Internal Medicine
Completed 1983

Awards

Premier Physician Award, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Northern California Chapter 2009 Distinguished Service Award, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2011 Mentor recognition award, Stanford Program in Biodesign 2012 Mentor recognition award, Stanford Program in Biodesign 2014 President’s award, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

Stanford University Medical School
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