Seattle Hemorrhoid Center

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About Our Doctors — Seattle Hemorrhoid Specialists

Alvina Gavrila, MD

Kirkland

Specialties: Gastroenterology
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine—Internal Medicine; American Board of Internal Medicine—Gastroenterology
Medical School: University of Bucharest—School of Medicine, Romania
Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY; Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA
Fellowships: University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA; Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA
Professional Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, hepatitis/liver disease, peptic ulcer disease, colon cancer screening, swallowing problems, gastro esophageal reflux
Personal Interests: Skiing, knitting, cooking

Robin Sloane, MD

Kirkland

Specialties: Gastroenterology
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine—Internal Medicine; American Board of Internal Medicine—Gastroenterology
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Residency: LA County – University of Southern California, Los Angles, CA
Fellowships: LA County – University of Southern California, Los Angles, CA
Professional Interests: I have done additional training in liver diseases and therapeutic ERCP, a technology used to diagnose and treat disorders of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas. I also have special interest in colon cancer, screening colonoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers and gastro-esophageal reflux disease. However, I thoroughly enjoy my practice and all facets of general gastroenterology and liver diseases too.
Personal Interests: Travel, camping, bicycling, swimming, cooking and mostly, family time

Darik Taniguchi, MD

Seattle – Fremont
Seattle – Northgate

Specialties: Gastroenterology
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine—Gastroenterology
Medical School: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Residency: University of Washington, Internal Medicine, Seattle, WA
Fellowship: University of Washington, Gastroenterology, Seattle, WA
Experience: Acting Clinical Instructor, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Washington
Professional Interests: Gastroesophageal Reflux disease, Colon Cancer Screening and Prevention, General Gastroenterology
Personal Interests: Seattle Sounders FC, new restaurants, boating.

Gregory Bernstein, MD

Seattle – Fremont
Seattle – Northgate

Specialties: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine; American Board of Internal Medicine – Gastroenterology
Medical School: Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
Residency: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Professional Interests: Management of obesity, obesity-related gastrointestinal complications including reflux disease, fatty liver, and non-surgical procedures to treat hemorrhoids
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, cooking, traveling and hiking

Praveen Guturu, MD, FACG

Seattle – Fremont
Seattle – Northgate

Board Certification: Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
Medical School: Andhra Medical College, India
Internship: University of Texas, Galveston, Texas
Residency: University of Texas, Galveston, Texas
Fellowship: University of Texas, Galveston, Texas
Affiliations & Awards: Texas Association of Internal Medicine award 2008, Train the Trainers ACG 2017, ASGE Crystal Award at DDW meeting 2018, Two presidential posters ACG annual meeting 2018, ACG SCOPYaward2018. Fellow-American college of Gastroenterology

Wataru Tamura, MD

Seattle – Fremont
Seattle – Northgate

Specialties: Gastroenterology
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine—Gastroenterology
Medical School: D. Keio Gijuku University School of Medicine, Shinjiku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Residency: Beth Israel Medical Center, Internal Medicine, New York, NY
Fellowship: Jefferson Medical College, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Philadelphia, PA
Experience: Gastroenterologist – Foothills Gastroenterology, PLLC, Oro Valley, AZ and Assistant Professor of Medicine – University of Colorado at Denver
Professional Memberships: American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Languages: Fluent in English and Japanese.

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The procedure takes about 1 minute to perform and is 95% effective.

No Recovery Time

Most patients can resume normal activities the same day.

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The procedure is painless and typically no pain medication is required after the procedure. A slight sense of pressure or fullness can occur after the procedure

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