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"Dr. is very caring and takes time to listen. She makes good recommendations and promptly provides results of tests and procedures. I highly" recommend Dr. !

-Nancy C.

"I was floored at the hateful demeanor of this doctor. He left me waiting in the waiting room for about 45 minutes. Then when I'm called in, I'm called" into his office, not an examination room. He snidely asked me how he could help me like I was wasting his time. This guy did absolutely nothing but condescendingly talk to me, yet he still got paid by my insurance company for an office visit. He should have his license to practice revoked.

-Steven B.

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Gastroenterology reviews in Santa Barbara


This guy is very peculiar and homophobic. I was totally shocked that after my visit concluded and it was revealed through his questioning that I was homosexual and engaged in anal s**, he told me "don't do that." I had a follow-up appointment, and during the exam his questioning strangely seemed to be digging toward finding out if my ...More insurance was going to cover the visit. Upon the conclusion of the visit, I discovered they actually had a phone set up on the outside of the desk (and I don't think this was by accident), and they had me use it to call my insurance company to straighten things out. I thought his behavior was very unprofessional.

- Steven B.

Very well as always. Dr is the best GI doctor I have ever seen. He is very intelligent and always up to date on the medications, possible treatments and new methodologies available. I have been ill for about 3 years and thanks to Dr I am now able to be highly productive person at work and with family ...More and friends. My illness no longer dictates my plans or inhibits my ability to be myself like before I had Crohn's. Whenever a flare does occur I am able to get an appointment quickly and adjustments are made. Dr cares about his patients as I can attest as he always calls the hospital when I am sick and makes sure I get treatment to make me better. He will visit patients in the hospital at St 's / which is exceptionally comforting bc it's pretty scary to have to be admitted to the hospital from GI issues. Also Dr has an amazing network of other doctors so when I was sick with kidney stone he gave me an excellent Urologist and when I had a MRSA infection he connected me with an Infectious Disease doctor. He always helps these other doctors guide my treatment and trust me this makes a huge difference in my health getting better quickly! I really am blessed by God to have found such an excellent GI doctor to help with what was a somewhat debilitating condition.
- Ross F.

Dr. was very friendly, but unfortunately he ended the visit in
less than 10 minutes, did not perform a physical exam, did not listen my
history of symptoms/concerns, he just said that if I was having
difficulties swallowing I needed an endoscopy. He seemed to be in a
rush. I didn't have the ...More to ask any questions to him, not even had
the to clarify that the difficulties swallowing happened just
once!! I could not ask questions about the endoscopy since he left me
with the nurse to schedule the procedure. His bedside manner was
friendly, but unaccessible as a provider/professional. As a patient you
want to be heard, you want to ask questions and get answers before
scheduling any procedure, you want to provide a clear history and
clarify any symptoms before getting any procedure or treatment. I do not
recommend this provider, and actually I went to another GI provider for
a second opinion and to consult my concerns.
- Yarlene L.

I felt very comfortable during the office visit, with the staff and Dr. . He took the appropriate time to get the full history and listened to my concerns, which is very important to me since many providers don't listen and they immediately jump to conclusions and recommendations without listening to the patient. Dr. ...More 's bedside manner is very professional and caring. I'll definitely continue my treatment with him.
- Yarlene L.

Dr. Gusten is a truly excellent physician. He has a calm manner, which is helpful for a procedure like a colonoscopy! He reviews exactly what will happen during the procedures so you can ask questions before you get anesthesia. Shortly after you wake up, the doctor comes back to see how you're doing, and to tell you the preliminary results, ...More whether they took samples for biopsies, etc. Patients receive a report summarizing those results, and receive printed copies of follow-up instructions. Dr. Gusten also tells you if there's anything he would like added to your follow-up care. The whole process is very thorough and professional without being cold and impersonal.
You're given numbers to call if there is a problem or concern, and also a separate number to call within the following 12 hours or so to leave a message that you're doing well. If you don't call, the staff will definitely track you down. :)
The office staff and nurses are wonderful and caring. The group office seems to have all the bases covered and they work very hard to make the environment comfortable and relaxing.
I recommend Dr. Gusten highly!

Upper and lower Gi's were completed as well as a colonoscopy.
All were done within a month and results were completed and discussed with the doctor and myself. It was a fantastic way to work with the situation that I had. I would definitely use them again for .

I was in hospital...having extreme pain...family doc referred me to GI. Family PC said do not wait for them to call you...call ASAP. I did and was rudely told they are referral only and I have to wait for their call. Going someplace that cares.
- Mary F.

Dr was 40 mins late to procedure. I had no issues before procedure. After procedure i have had abdominal pain for 11 days. I called her office and pleaded to speak with Dr , but she never called me back. I will NEVER go back to this hack.
- Gary B.

Gastroenterologists in Santa Barbara, CA

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Abdelkarim, Dr. Basim Z.

1148 San Bernardino Rd

Acupuncture Medical Center

30212 Tomas, Suite 180
Rancho Santa Margarita

Adamany, Dr. Ronald N.

26800 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo

Alameda Surgery Center

2601 W Alameda Ave

Ara Keshishian, MD

1808 Verdugo Blvd

Ari Nowain, MD

9730 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Billesdon, Dr. John C.

2241 Wankel Way

Billoups Innovative Healthcare Solutions

Beverly Hills

Biswas, Dr. Arnab

12565 Hesperia Rd

Brent Kovacs MD

2403 Castillo St
Santa Barbara

Bristol Park Medical Group Inc

722 Baker St
Costa Mesa

California Naturopathic Clinic

6860 Brockton Ave Ste 6

Care Gastroenterology Medical Group

655 Camino de Los Mares
San Clemente

Cedars Sinai Medical Care Foundation

8700 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles

Cedars Sinai Medical Group

8501 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

center for colonics

1214 23rd St.
Santa Monica

Chopra, Dr. Rakesh

3975 Jackson St

Curry, Dr. Noel

39935 Vista del Sol
Rancho Mirage

David, Dr. Yvette

11600 Indian Hills Rd
Mission Hills

De Rosa, Dr. Vincent

317 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Digestive Disease Consultants

221 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara


1611 E. 4TH St.
Santa Ana

Dr. Alex Kwan (Acuhope Center)

18740 Ventura Blvd.

Dr. Pat Shu ND

27520 Hawthorne BLVD STE 174
Rolling Hills Estates

Dr. Santina Kwan (Acuhope Center)

18740 ventura blvd.

Dr. Theodore Stein MD

99 N La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills

Drake, Dr. David

2880 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach

Edelstein, Dr. Marc A.

150 N Robertson Blvd
Beverly Hills

Edward Bentley MD

2403 Castillo St
Santa Barbara

Egan, Dr. James V

317 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Ennis, Dr. Craig A.

1140 W La Veta Ave

Farmers Insurance

325 N 2nd Ave

Five Seasons Healthcare

28 Monarch Bay Plaza
Dana Point

Gary Van Deventer MD

221 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Giap, Dr. Andrew Q


Gisi, Dr. Sylvia A

31493 Rancho Pueblo Rd

Glenn Littenberg MD

630 S Raymond Ave

Global Integrative Medicine PLLC

23412 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Hills

Golden Cabinet Medical

2019 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles

Hahn, Dr. William V

317 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara


#122, Ras Avenue

Herr, Dr. Stephen L

29525 Canwood St
Agoura Hills

Hobson, Dr. John D

317 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Holt, Dr. Kenneth M.

23441 Madison St

Ioana Bina MD

222 W Eulalia St

Janeska Therapy

5201 W 20th St
Los Angeles

Jonathan Ahdoot MD

15775 Laguna Canyon Rd Ste 290

Judy Law-Torok, MD

3640 Lomita Blvd

Juli Keene, B.S.c, CN Clinical Nutritionist

1603 Aviation Blvd. Suite B
Redondo Beach

Kaiser Permanente

12200 Bellflower Blvd

Karnes, Dr. William E

221 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Kinnane Dennis

4015 Pacific Coast Hwy # 104

Lam, Dr. Eugene

2001 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica

Laurance, Dr. Edward P.

460 W Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre

Lee, Dr. James


Lee, Dr. John G.

101 The City Dr S

Lee, Dr. Paul S.

113 Waterworks Way

Legacy Laboratory

1104 S Garfield Ave

Legacy MD


Leo Treyzon MD

8631 W 3rd St
Los Angeles

Leve, Dr. Laurie D De

1520 San Pablo St
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Endoscopy Center

3663 W. 6th St., Suite 306
Los Angeles

Magan Medical Clinic

420 W Rowland St

Martina Eberhard L.Ac.

Woodland Hills

Matthew, Dr. Jonathan S.

7301 Medical Center Dr
West Hills

McGuire, Dr. Richard F.

400 W Central Ave

Mehdizadeh, Dr. Shahab

9090 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Mehler, Dr Robert J

207 S Santa Anita Ave
San Gabriel

Melmed, Dr. Gil Y

8635 W 3RD ST
Los Angeles

Moghimi, Dr. Robert

10515 Balboa Blvd
Granada Hills

Mylinh, Dr. Nguyen

La Puente

Natural Healing Consultants

226 W. Ojai Ave.

Navjyot Gujral MD,MBBS,BS

655 Camino De Los Mares
San Clemente

Newport Beach Endoscopy Center

1525 Superior Ave
Newport Beach

Oliak, Dr. David A.

255 W Central Ave

Oliver, Dr. Michael T.

420 W Rowland St

Pacific Oaks Medical Group

150 N Robertson Blvd
Beverly Hills

Parikh, Dr. Ameesh S.

3080 Bristol St
Costa Mesa

Petit, Dr. Steven J

630 S Raymond Ave

Petrini Jr, Dr. John L

317 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Peyton P. Berookim, MD, FACG

150 N Robertson Blvd #204
Beverly Hills

Pomona Valley Health Center - Pomona

1770 N Orange Grove Ave

Prokupek, Dr. Dale

Beverly Hills

Purety Family Medical Clinic

200 N La Cumbre Rd Suite F
Santa Barbara

Ramchand Gokaldas MD

12820 Studebaker Rd

Ravi Thiruvengadam MD,MBBS,BS

4000 14th St

Robert Schiffer, MD

320 Superior Ave
Newport Beach

Romm, Dr. John D

8920 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Rosenberg, Dr. Peter M.

50 Alessandro Pl

Rosoff, Dr. Saul

2080 Century Park E
Los Angeles

Ross, Dr. Soraya A.

465 N Roxbury Dr
Beverly Hills

Saddleback Medical Group Inc

24221 Calle De La Louisa Ste 400
Laguna Hills

Samuel Mourani, MD

488 E Santa Clara St

San Antonio Ambulatory Surgical Center

901 San Bernardino Rd

Santa Barbara Gi Consultants

2403 Castillo St
Santa Barbara

Silver, Dr. Morris B.

12556 Valley View St
Garden Grove

Stein, Dr. Theodore

8536 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Stephen Lemon MD

2403 Castillo St
Santa Barbara

TheGreenLeaf.net - Whole Body Detox

2511 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles

Thomas Aguirre MD

2403 Castillo St
Santa Barbara

Thomas, Dr. George P.

622 W Duarte Rd

Ti Hung, Dr. Chuang

629 N 13th Ave

USC Health Care Internal Medcn

1520 San Pablo St
Los Angeles

Vermont Urgent Care & Multi-Specialty Center

1435 S. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles

Weinstein, Dr. Wilfred M

200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles

Wiese, Dr Cristina F.

325 Rolling Oaks Dr
Westlake Village

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