Dr. Shaban Faruqui

Gastroenterology
Baton Rouge, LA
male

Locations

Shaban Faruqui Md;FACG;AGAF

Address

St. Francis Gastroenterology, 10289 Gould Drive, Ste. C, St. Francisville,
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
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St Francis Gastroentrology

St Francisville, LA

About

Bio

I am a Gastroenterologist Board Certified, with 25+ yrs of clinical practice, and teaching medical students , Residents and Fellows at LSU and Tulane Medical centers. Presently Iam practicing in New Orleans as a gastro- enterologist I have published scientific articles and have been involved in many clinical trials.

Specialties
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Gastroenterology

Licenses

United States: Louisiana

Languages spoken

Urdu

Doctor Q&A

485 Answers
59 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Healty LIFESTYLE: Experts don't know exactly why some people accumulate fat in the liver while others do not. Similarly, there is limited understanding of why some fatt... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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95% do not ingest : Recomended daily intake of fiber is 25 grams per day for women and 38 grams per day for men. However, some experts estimate as much as 95 percent of t... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Diet low in salt.fat: Fiber helps your liver work at an optimal level. Fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads, rice and cereals can take care of your body fiber need. Don’t... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Look up Low FODMAP d: Bloating after meals usually resolve itself.But best way to tackle bloating is to determine its cause. Prevention : Eat small meals, avoid sugar drin... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
See GI: The timing of the nausea or vomiting can indicate the cause. When appearing shortly after a meal, nausea or vomiting may be caused by food poisoning, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Compliance + Timing: Erosive esophagitis (EE), nonerosive reflux disease (NERD) and Barrett’s esophagus are the three phenotypic presentations of GERD. typical symptoms of... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Aware of Red Flags: Chronic constipation is a common difficult, infrequent, or perceived incomplete evacuation of bowel movements. Red flags” such as unintentional weight... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Dietary restrictions: Bothersome gas is generally treated with dietary measures, lifestyle modifications or over-the-counter medications. Reducing or eliminating the follow... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
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Carbohydrate--Gas: Gas pain, bloating, and flatus frequency can be exacerbated by anything that causes diarrhea or constipation. Gas also caused by: overeating ,swallo... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Gastroenterology
P/infectious IBS: If you’ve battled a gastrointestinal (GI) infection before, you know it’s not pleasant. But typically symptoms don’t last longer than few days.Some pa... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Must be eval.ASAP: It appears you may have PI-IBS after rather severe gastroenteritis. Studies have estimated that about 10 percent of people dealing with IBS fall into ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
See your PCP: Without the Hx of location of abd. pain, the D/Dx widens: So I will limit my answer to below, When to go to the ER with abd. pain. Accompanied high f... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
IBS: Burning diarrhea,!! think about what you’ve eaten recently. capsaicin ,a naturally occurring compound is the same stuff you find in pepper spray, m... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
W/U for proper dx: . A "normal" bowel movement will not produce much mucus. Yellow or clear mucus is present in such little amounts that the naked eye would not notice. ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
No best RX for BE: Most commonly NSAIDS and 40 % of patient with H.Pylori infection develop Reactive Gastritis/Reactive Gastropathy. Best Rx- Stop NSAID and eradicate H.... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Needs good Hx/ P/E: Patientg most likely has Hernia, possibly strangulated, There are 4 Abd. & pelvic hernia. Inguinal hernia most common. Femoral Hernia more com... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
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Needs WU ASAP: Long list of Dx possibility, it is essential a w/u is entertained emergently. Appendicitis,Crohs Ileocolitis and IBS will be on the top of my list. C... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Talk to your PCP: The options include: Antibiotics , such as amoxicillin, clarithromycin , metronidazole , tetracycline, or tinidazole . You'll most likely take at lea... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Avoid stimulant Lax.: According to the American Pregnancy Association, 50 percent of women experience constipation at some point during their pregnancy. Laxatives can be e... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
See your pcp: Your nausea and back pain don’t subside within 24 hours or your back pain is unrelated to an injury, make an appointment to see your doctor. Seek imme... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Gastroparesis is com: Esophageal reflux, abdominal pain are common Chest pain , body ache , nausea and vomiting are other conditions associated IBS can occur and may be as... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
LPR a variant of GER: You have.LPR . A retrograde (backward) movement of stomach enzymes (Pepsin) and acid into the lower throat region. LPR patients are usually unaware... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
IBS: Need high fiber in diet , about 25-35 gyms /day Using stool Softners will help, but you need to increase. fiber in your diet , increased water, incr... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Compliance most imp: H pylori eradication rates were higher for a 7-day antibiotic regimen containing lansoprazole, amoxicillin, and clarithromycin (LAC), when used as fir... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Need good GI w/u: Gastroparesis is the most common cause of early satiety. People with gastroparesis have early satiety because food stays in their stomachs longer than... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Hic.should be invest: Many conditions can cause this irritation and result in hiccups, including eating too fast and swallowing air, chewing gum, smoking, eating or drinkin... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Rebound Acid product: It is important to administer PPIs only for patients who will gain a substantial clinical benefit . Beneficial effects of PPIs for GERD and preventio... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Gall Bladder Disease: The location , +ve Murphys sign, and radiation to back suggest Gall Bladder disease. Although close D/D is Peptic Ulcer disease U/S Abdomen and possi... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Symptoms of BR: Bile Reflux is ass. with Upper abdominal pain that may be severe. Frequent heartburn — a burning sensation in your chest that sometimes spreads to you... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Caution Heart , Live: Advil initially causes gastritis and develop erosions if continued, Advil may cause ulceration of the stomach or intestine, and the ulcers may bleed.... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Liver bx last resort: Fatty liver, resulting either from alcohol use or from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease , is the major cause of mildly elevated aminotransferases.. N... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Visual appearance B: In Barrett's esophagus (also called Barrett's metaplasia), the normal pearly-white lining is replaced by a pink-red velvety lining made up by cells ca... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Confusing Constipati: Most think it is "normal" to have one bowel movement a day, the actual range of normal bowel movements is quite large, its normal to have anywhere ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
GS disolving option: Ursodiol or Chenodiol, which have been shown to dissolve some gallstones, are available in oral bile acid pills. These medicines work by thinning the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Barretts to Cancer: In very serious cases, untreated GERD (and subsequent Barrett's esophagus) can lead to cancer of the esophagus . The main risk factors are smoking, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Uncomp. D'itis RX OP: Despite the broad antibacterial spectrum of ciprofloxacin, most anaerobic organisms are resistant to the drug, whereas several gram-positive organism... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
SB bx is nessacary: Of all these tests, the EMA-IgA blood test is considered the most accurate blood test for celiac disease, meaning that if you have a positive result o... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
GI W/U ASAP: Some people feel as if they have a lump or mass in their throat when no mass is actually there. If this sensation is unrelated to swallowing, it is te... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Need further test: Fatty Liver Disease is a condition where normal liver tissue is replaced by more than 5-6 percent fat. In FLD, the accumulation of fat can cause infl... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Early Dx of Cirrhosi: Early diagnosis of liver cirrhosis is very important. Prognosis and management of chronic liver diseases hinge strongly on the amount and progression... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Follow recomendation: Give your colon adequate time to heal and transition slowly back to a regular diet D.airy products such as milk and foods made with milk may cause ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Dyspepsia: Dyspepsia is a common disorder that affects up to 30% of the general population. Symptoms of dyspepsia include upper abdominal pain or discomfort and ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Needs further test: Numerous conditions can cause lower back and lower abdominal pain. Severe pain in the lower abdomen and back should not be ignored.The most common lo... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Risk if GERD not Rx: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (the muscular ring connecting the esophagus... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Needs work up : It is already well accepted that Candida are known to colonize the esophagus of 20% of healthy adults. Once colonization has been established, impair... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Follow Dx Protocol: Practice guidelines from ACG recommend that BE diagnosis is made by a combination of endoscopic diagnosis with confirmation of IM on histopathology. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Needs colonoscopy: If you’ve had abdominal pain and other signs of IBS for at least 3 months, you may have it. Hx of Bloody diarrhea, weight losss, nocturnal diarrhea ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
High Fiber diet: Rome II criteria define IBS as having abdominal pain/discomfort along with at least two of the following. (1) Defecation relieves pain/discomfort. (2... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
RX as GERD/LPR: GERD is a factor in 40 percent of people who have a chronic cough.Of course, in some cases, chronic cough may be caused or made worse by acid reflux. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
RX PUD & AP as one: Source of abdominal pain can be very difficult to identify in the older adult. Due to the vague nature of symptoms that often present with abdominal p... Read More
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Very knowledgeable and caring.
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Dec 31, 2018
Dr.Shaban explains all the important details and is very helpful with his broad experience and knowledge excellent Doctor in his field helping others on Healthtap.
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Nov 27, 2015
This Thanksgiving, I wanted to share my appreciation for all that you do! Thank you, doctor! :)
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Just the professional i needed !Thank you It is funny my wife says my voice got deeper over time.ENT happy after nasal scope.I found it odd to need another Endoscope 3yr...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you for providing an excellent amount of helpful details that if needed can go back to for all the options available .Most appreciated for your kind effort to help...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It's been over 3 years. Since trearment. I've taken probiotics sparingly early on but I'll give it a go for a month. Any particular brand you recommend? Thank you again ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dow University of Health Sciences - Dow Medical College, Pakistan
MD

Residency

Shaban Faruqui, MD, FACG, AGAF

Residency

SAINT FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER Affliate Hahneman Medical University

Awards

TOP GASTROENTEROLOGIST, First Place, The Nation - 2018
TOP DOCTOR, Second Place, LOUISIANA - 2018
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Publications

A Study of Abatacept in Patients With Active Crohn's Disease Start of enrollment: 2006-12-01 Bristol-Myers Squib
Phase 2 Study of VX-950, Pegasys®, and Copegus® in Hepatitis C Start of enrollment: 2006-06-01 Medical Monitor Merimepodib (MMP
Merimepodib (MMPD) in Triple Combination for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Start of enrollment: 2004-07-01 Robe
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