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Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev

Gastroenterology
Gilbert, AZ
23 years experience male

Locations

Arizona Digestive Health

Gilbert, AZ

Address

2680 s Val Vista, #116, Gilbert, AZ
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 430am
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Practice website

Fax

4805075677

About

Bio

I am a gastroenterologist specializing in therapeutic endoscopy including EUS, ERCP and all types of GI endoscopy. I also specialize in diseases of the liver.

Specialties
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Gastroenterology

Hepatology

Languages spoken

Hindi, Punjabi

Doctor Q&A

45 Answers
15 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Make: Make sure to get a colonoscopy at age 50 (unless you have a family history).
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Hint : Hi the tumor may be pushing on the colon. Would try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and see your gastroenterologist.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Depends : Depends on the number type and size if the polyps. Usually anywhere from 3 to 5 yrs and occasionally sooner.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Don't need to: There is a whole market of products available to cleanse colons. I would focus on using fiber, and taking probiotics. I think too many colon cleanses ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Yes: But these are rare, usually the tumor presents as a cause of a blocked bile duct. The fear is always malignancy, and then we find benign after surgery... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
A few things: I am very sorry to hear about your loss and your fathers health. In terms of risks, you should be aware that you need to have your colonoscopy 10 year... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Many things: It could be your gall bladder especially if are eating fatty foods, also an ulcer is a possibility. Would recommend seeing a gastroentrologist.
A female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
No: A ct scan, MRI or eus (endoscopic ultrasound) are the best ways to diagnosis pancreatic cancer. A chest x-ray will not show this.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Blood test: You may benefit from a blood test or endoscopy for celiac disease.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Pain: Pain under your right rib cage that might go to your right shoulder or back. The pain is usually sharp or squeezing and might be associated with fever... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Helpful: It can be helpful but it doesn't fix the problem. The effect usually lasts three months or so but each time you do it, it lasts a little less.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Theories: There are a lot of theories but the current thinking is that it is related to serotonin from the gut and/or a disruption in the bacterial flora. I wou... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Constipation: You may be constipated, but i would get an xray called a kub or a ct. I would see a gastroenterologist.
A female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Yes: When vomit smells like feces, then you should go to the ER to confirm that you don't have some type of intestinal obstruction. I would definitely go t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Topical treatment: Use fiber and stool softeners. Soak in a warm bath, clean the area with alcohol pads and use hemorrhoidal ointments.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Probiotics: Probiotics are felt to be helpful in ibd, as is eating a healthy diet.
A male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Pain control: Narcotics but your gastroenterologist may be able to do a celiac nerve block. This can be very helpful.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Emr : It is a good way to remove large polyps but it depends on the size location and doctor.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Hospital: You may be having a gall bladder attach (cholecystitis), a stone or an ulcer. I woul go to the hospital for an ultrasound.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Hemorrhoid : He probably has a hemorrhoid. He should see his pcp, gastroenterlogist or surgeon. In the meantime sitz baths and topical treatments. If the bleeding ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Gastroenterologist: For the burning you could try an over the counter medicine like ranitidine or omeprazole, for the constipation you may try miralax, (polyethylene glyc... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Also: In addition to the obvious concerns, smokers usually cough a lot during anesthesia for colonoscopy, and this makes it more difficult to do a good exam... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
different: Thrush is a plaque (on the lining) an ulcer is a divot. It could be your piercing or stud rubbing on the palate creating an erosion/ulcer.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Any number of things: A spot can be a "cyst"-or fluid collection. A tumor such as a lipoma, cancer or neuron doctrine tumor, a focus of inflammation or nothing. You should ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Medicine: Treatmentis usually with a proton pump inhibitor (eg nexium, (esomeprazole) prilosec, etc..) you may need an endoscopy as well.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Can be : There is a push to stop colonoscopy after age 70 or 75. I tell folks that of you are healthy person and could live at least another 10+ years you shou... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
If: If it is acute, what are the odds of it turning chronic?
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
BRAT: The brat diet is good for now ( bananas, rice, apple sauce and toast, ) if you continue to vomit then i would see a physician in urgent care or an er... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Thyroid: The most common cause of diarrhea and sleep disturbances in a young person would be a thyroid issue or anxiety, but typically it is daily diarrhea. I ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Not sure: In sorry for your loss. Esophageal cancer can be very aggressive. I have seen patients die as quickly as two weeks after diagnosis. It's a tough one a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Depends: Most likely not. Just depends on what they are checking. If its lipids or iron studies then yes otherwise lost likely kit.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Aspirin: There are some studies suggesting that low dose Aspirin may prevent polyps. Also if your colonoscopy was at thirty then any siblings and your children... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Ulcer: It could be an ulcer or pancreatitis. Alternatively it could be your gall bladder. See your doctor tomorrow. You could try over the counter antacids u... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Training: Check www.Asge.Org for full details. You want to make sure that your gastroenterologist was properly trained in eus. There is a list of current traini... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Diet: Eat a low fat diet and start probiotics. Diarrhea is common after gall bladder removal but the diverticulitis has disturbed your bacterial flora. You... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Fatty liver: Casues include: 1. Excess alcohol, 2. Metabolic syndrome (obesity/overweight; diabetes, hypertension)), 3. Certain medications and 4 (very rarely) exp... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Ulcer: It sounds like an aphthous ulcer, would recommend seeing an ENT or dermatologist. Sometimes these can be due to viruses.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Diet: The most common cause is probably diet. If you eat alot of beans or drink soda it can make you gassy. You could also be lactose intolerance. Try to ta... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
No: Unless you both happen to be bleeding at the same time, or it is a non traditional virus like epstein barr (mono).
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Diarrhea: Prevacid (lansoprazole) can cause diarrhea in a few patients, it would be a good idea to try and switch to another acid blocker, try Prilosec or taga... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Not really: A little bilirubin in the urine is not typically a sign of cancer of any type. However it can be a sign that someone is having more bilirubin in the b... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
None: NAFLD (non alcoholic fatty liver disease) is due t fat being deposited in the liver.. Not from any beverage. Generally it is due to having high choles... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Difficult to say: I would recommend the ultrasound, blood work (afp, CEA and ca 19-9) followed up by a possible biopsy vs a hemangioma workup..
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Yes but: Liver mets can cause obstruction which woul lead to jaundice, but soemtimes jaundice can be from break down of red blood cells, or medications.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Relax: You should be sedated, so enjoy a great nap. Ypu may feel gassy after the procedure. Enjoy your post procedure meal!

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sachdev is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sachdev is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! We will look into it. The pain affects her every day life and its been one thing after another. I really appretiate the advice
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Thanks for your quick reply! i had it removed 3 yrs ago and have had diarrhea everyday since.
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Thank you, You have been more than helpful Its good to know atimeframe

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dayanand med coll & hosp
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

MARICOPA MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Gastroenterologist , First Place, Arizona - Summer
2013
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