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Dr. Maz Ghodsian

Colon and Rectal Surgery
West Hollywood, CA
17 years experience male

Locations

Proctology Institute

West Hollywood, CA

Address

8264 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

Dr. MaziGhodsian is a highly specialized Proctologist and Colorectal Endoscopist. He specializes in diseases of the colon and rectal surgery as well as aesthetic anal beautification and rejuvenation. Dr. Maz also performs diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy examinations.

Specialties
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Colon and Rectal Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

16 Answers
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
Ginger/Lemon/Honey: There are many causes of abdominal pain/cramps, some benign such as heartburn or gastroenteritis and some more serious such as infections, cancers of ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
Constipation Causes: Causes of constipation can vary from benign causes such as consuming foods high in fat/sugar and lack of fiber and water to more serious causes ie col... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
Ribbon Like Stools: Change in bowel habits refer to any change in texture, consistency, frequency or amount including ribbon/pencil like stools. The exact thickness of th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
Anoscopy: A complete exam by a Proctologist will include the examination of the skin & area around your anal opening as well as a digital rectal exam where ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
Ginger/Lemon/Honey: There are many causes of abdominal pain/cramps, some benign such as painful menses, heartburn or viral gastroenteritis and some more serious such as i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
Most Probably: It is not medically safe to starve yourself. Nutrition and exercise are a very important part of a safe weight loss regimen. It is not only about cons... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
Very Carefully: This is a common ? in my practice by patients.The anal opening and perianal area (area around the anus) are rich in nerve endings thus very sensitive.... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
Multiple Reasons: There are many causes of pain with defecation, some benign such as anal fissures (split or tear in anal opening) or protruding internal hemorrhoids a... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
Colon Cleanse: You have posed a great question which I commonly get asked in my practice. Colon cleanses are not necessary to cleanse your colon . In fact, some over... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
Colon Cleansing: Jesse: You have posed a great question which I commonly get asked in my practice. Enema's are typically not necessary to cleanse your colon. In fact, ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
See Your Doctor: There are several dermatological conditions that can cause this, first, you must make sure you don't have Condyloma, a type of wart caused by HPV. Sec... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
Hemorrhoid Options: Edward: There are many different types of non-invasive internal hemorrhoid treatments availalbe which you should discuss with your proctologist that ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
Make Sure its IBS-C: Have you had a Colonoscopy prior to being diagnosed with IBS-C? If not, it is very important to have one completed. If your Colonoscopy was normal, th... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
Overeat/Constipation: Overeating may cause constipation by increasing the intestinal waste . This may lead to improper colon function and distension of the colon possibly a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
It Depends: Clinically, Focal Active Colitis depends on your endoscopic and clinical presentation/symptoms. It can be benign as a result of the prep you were give... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maz Ghodsian
Colon and Rectal Surgery 17 years experience
Need a Colonoscopy: A change in bowel habits as you are describing is an indication for a Colonoscopy. Before a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be conclus... Read More

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Feb 6, 2015
Dr. Ghodsian has been very active with HealthTap providing clear, straightforward answers to patients on a regular basis. Professional and compassionate communication, a star is the HealthTap galaxy...Read More
Feb 13, 2015
Provide informative and helpful answer. An asset to healthtap.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ghodsian is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I am a bit of a hypochondriac...I measure all my stools with a ruler and this morning was smaller in size. Wife says I am nuts...
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, CA
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

GRANDVIEW HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2013

Awards

On Time Physcian Award, vitals.com
Patients Choice Award of 2009
Top 10 Doctor 2014, Vitals.com

Affiliations

Board Member of the American Osteopathic College of Proctology
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