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Dr. Allen Kamrava

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Beverly Hills, CA
16 years experience male

About

Bio

Allen Kamrava M.D. earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience at University of California, Los Angeles. His studies continued in Philadelphia, where he completed a dual graduate degree in medicine and business administration at Temple University’s School of Medicine, and The Fox School of Business. He then completed his General Surgical residency at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Kamrava continued his training with a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania where he fulfilled his lifelong desire of obtaining a highly specialized skill set. The University of Pennsylvania is the major tertiary care center in the tri-state region and Dr. Kamrava learned the advanced skills needed to treat complex colon and rectal diseases. He simultaneously received certification in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques. Dr. Kamrava’s clinical research interests include the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, advanced colorectal cancers, and complex anal diseases. He is also developing methods for improving healthcare workflows and efficiencies. His specialized training in colorectal surgery and his advance education in business administration allow him to provide both advanced and time-tested solutions for his patients and the system as a whole. Dr. Kamrava is board certified.

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Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Doctor Q&A

397 Answers
117 Agrees
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Need more info: It seems to be chronic constipation, but really need more info to be able to help you with this and these forums are very limited. If your colonosc... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
No: Not for asymptomatic diverticulosis found only by a colonoscopy.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
No: Not prep h. See a doc, there are prescription ointments that can help it heal.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Colonoscopy: Get the colonoscopy. How would you even know it's a false positive if you haven't had a colonoscopy?
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Depends: Free fluild in the abdomen comes from one of the many organs in the abdomen. Any of them can be the culprit.
A member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Several things: Just because there isn't a pile, it can still be a fissure. Pile comes after long standing fissures. It can also be a sexually transmitted disease.... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Shaving Hair: The only thing we know that possibly can prevent a recurrence is hair shaving. You want to keep the area around the surgery completely clear of hair. ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Depends: May be linked with a history of chronic constipation. Can be linked to positions you have to take to assist with a bowel movement. Can simply be back ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Eh: Dangerous is a strong term Certain colon polyps are considered precursors to cancer. That is, if not removed, they have potential to become cancer.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Pelvic Floor Studies: Exam by a doctor first. Pending the findings on history and physical, your doc will tailor testing to defecography or manometry or some other studies ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Hydration: Staying well hydrated will assist with constipation, but for some people not enough on its own.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Not necessarily: If it is not infected and stable, then not necessarily. If you have an active infection, it is hurting, draining, or swollen - than yes. My questio... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Yes: There are numerous different operations available for pilonidal cyst treatment. All of them very different. Speak with your surgeon about the diffe... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
It can worsen: Fistulas are touch little infections because we have to work very hard to preserve the anal sphincters. The simpler the tract, the easier and less... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Sort of: Trauma can irritate the area but proctitis is usually associated with an inflammatory condition. So probably not but yes. Needs to be seen to determin... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Few different ways: Some procedures to look up: unroofing & marsupialization bascom procedure primary cyst excision rhomboid flap.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Genes: There are a number of genes in the polyp formation cascade. As these genes get altered, polyps form.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
All Different: Fissure: think paper cut in your anus hemorrhoids: think varicose veins in the anus fistula: much more complex - think aberrant tract from rectu... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Ointments: There are ointments with less side effect profiles that have been very well investigated and have good healing rates for anal fissures. I have not... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a very safe and good laxative in these settings. It is over the counter and should help you.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Surgery: There are numerous surgeries available. See a surgeon to discuss options.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Surgery: There are numerous surgeries available. See a surgeon to discuss options.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
No, however.: However, if you get an active flare up/infection, make sure you get prompt evaluation and treatment while it is still localized and small.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Bilirubin: The liver is in charge of the body's bilirubin. As the liver gets sick, the levels of bilirubin rise in the blood to abnormal levels. Bilirubin over a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Usually not: It can. However usually from diverticulae usually come from diverticulosis, which is when there isn't inflammation. In the setting of inflammat... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Normal: Eat normal. Shouldn't change your diet.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Pressure: Coughs increase intra abdominal pressure which puts pressure on your hernia.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Depends on size: Depends on the size of the polyps on ultrasound. Discuss with your doctor.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Depends: There are numerous causes of abdominal pain. There is not one simple treatment. The real answer to this question is: by visiting your primary care... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Scarring: The abdomen is very susceptible to scarring when touched. Normally everything moves around freely but when there are adhesions the organs have scars t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Doc: A colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Ask you doc: Ask your surgeon. Depends on the type and the reason for it.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
<24 hours: Usually the same day if a straightforward uncomplicated surgery.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Fluid: Test and/or remove fluid in the abdomen.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Death: The most serious is death if left untreated.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Sometimes: There are clear indications for a colonoscopy. Age, blood from below, change in bowel habits, stool caliber, abdominal pain, etc. A virtual colonos... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
That is good: That is a good thing. We use CEA for surveillance. 1.8 is a very good number. Your docs will follow the CEA now to see if it rises as a way to detect ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
See your doctor: There are a few things that can cause this, most are absolutely benign and it will go away. However, without seeing it and knowing the full story, my ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Probabaly fine: You are probably just fine. However, because a real discussion can't be held on these forums, the safest thing to do is discuss with your primary c... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
None: There are no lab values to follow for diverticulosis. At most you would get your hemoglobin checked, but likely your chronic blood in your stool i... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
No: Recurrence is one of the more common problems after pilonidal surgery. Every procedure that we offer for it has this risk. At 6 months you should b... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Op or Non Op: "best" really depends on what your goals are. Hemorrhoids are much more of a nuisance than a danger to your life. Very rarely do people die from hemor... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Yes: A reactionary skin growth can form right at the base of the fissure. This is benign but can cause problems with hygiene.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Treat the primary: Treat the primary problem, which is the anal fissure. Until then, consider wearing a hygiene pad to protect your under garments.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Sort of: Any inflammatory state increases your risk of thrombosis, but it doesn't directly cause it.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
No: Your diet has nothing to do with pilonidal disease.
A member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Hemorrhoids?: My first guess would be hemorrhoids but that is without knowing anything else. I strongly urge you to see your doctor for further evaluation.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Surgery: There are numerous surgeries available. See a surgeon to discuss options.

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Feb 27, 2013
A highly skilled surgeon and compassionate and down to earth physician. I highly recommend him.
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Mar 7, 2013
He answered my question clearly,wisely ad supportively .he also advised me to proceed with my drs.health plans.highly recommend this dr. based on this question.
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Feb 28, 2013
A very knowledgable and caring doctor. He spent a great amount of time explaining my condition to me. Great bedside manner. I highly recommend him.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I went to have a checkup and the doctor said I had fissures in my rectum which is causing the pain.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! What does it mean when you make a bowl movement but you cant get it to pass but yellow mucus
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have no other option as steroids even not working and my doctor is going to remove colon. Plz hlp

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2006MD

Medical/Graduate school

Fox School of Business
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - LOS ANGELES

Awards

Health Grades Honor Roll
Top Doctor, Second Place, Los Angeles, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Los Angeles, CA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
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