About Gastroenterology.com

We realize that choosing a qualified gastroenterologist is an incredibly personal and important process. Gastroenterology.com was developed out of this realization. We strive to make it extremely easy for prospective patients to learn about gastroenterology, to find information about local gastroenterologists, and to contact and schedule appointments with those local gastroenterologists. In addition to our national network of gastroenterology professionals, Gastroenterology.com is directed by a Board of Advisors. This Board of Advisors is comprised of the following gastroenterologists.

Shahram Javaheri, M.D.

Dr. Shahram Javaheri is a leader in his field, with years of experience as a gastroenterologist at Mission Hospital and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Mission Viejo, California. He now also owns his own practice, Pacific Coast Digestive Health. Dr. Javaheri has been honored with several awards, including “Outstanding Performance in Service to Patients and Colleagues” and “Resident of the Year” by Monarch Healthcare and Highland General Hospital (UCSF), respectively. He specializes in colonoscopy for the detection of colon polyps and colon cancer, among other important gastroenterology procedures.

Dr. Javaheri's expertise in the field of gastroenterology originates from medical study at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), the Medical Branch at St. George's University and the California Pacific Medical Center. He is a board-certified practitioner of both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, as well as a proud member of the Southern California Gastroenterology Society (SCSG), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). He speaks English, Farsi and Persian.

Harsha Vittal, M.D

For over a decade now, Dr. Harsha Vittal has been a practitioner of advanced gastroenterology, specializing in complicated medical procedures such as stent placement, ERCP and endoscopic mucosal resection. He now practices at South Bay Gastroenterology in San Jose, California, treating patients with GERD, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colon cancer, hemorrhoids and various other gastrointestinal conditions with the utmost attention and care. Dr. Vittal is a board-certified doctor in Gastroenterology and in Internal Medicine. He also participates in the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

Dr. Vittal studied at St. Georges School of Medicine and was named “Outstanding Resident of the Year” during his Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada and has also completed advanced Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowships at the medical branch of the University of Texas. His qualified status as a performer of advanced therapeutic endoscopic procedures is a direct result of his fellowship work at the Main Medical Center. Dr. Vittal is the co-author of a number of important articles and papers about gastrointestinal health, collaborating with his colleagues from El Camino Hospital, Stanford Hospital, Regional Medical Center of San Jose and Good Samaritan Hospital. He speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.