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Dr. Kian Makipour, MD, MS

Gastroenterologist

Professional statement

Dr. Kian Makipour is a diligent and attentive gastroenterologist in Woodbridge, VA. Dr. K Makipour is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and certified to practice gastroenterology. Dr. K Makipour is a Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Medical Association. Dr. Makipour is currently working with is father, Dr. Houshang Makipour, and serving patients at the Northern Virginia Endoscopy Center, which is fully accredited by the AAAHC and utilizes the most advanced technology. Dr. Makipour earned his medical education from the Eastern Virginia Medical School. He then began his postdoctoral training with an internal medicine internship at the Temple University Hospital. While at the Temple University Hospital, Dr. Makipour completed his internal medicine residency, fellowship in gastroenterology, and his fourth-year fellowship in advanced interventional endoscopy. He also served as a faculty member at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Makipour has extensive experience performing complex GI procedures. He performs procedures that include double-balloon enteroscopy, PEG insertion, endoscopic therapy of Barrett’s esophagus, therapeutic ERCP, EUS with FNA and cyst drainage, endoluminal stenting, endoscopic mucosal resection, colonoscopy with polypectomy, and EGD or upper endoscopy. Dr. Makipour has presented numerous abstracts at national meetings and has published several articles in prestigious gastroenterology journals. Dr. K Makipour has privileges at both Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center and INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Disclaimer: We will ask you to fill out additional paperwork at our office

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Temple University Hospital, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
  • Georgetown University, Master’s in Human Physiology
  • Temple University Hospital, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Temple University Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Temple University Hospital, Fellowship in Advanced Interventional Endoscopy
  • Medical School - Eastern Virginia Medical School

Professional memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • 2.Friedenberg FK, Makipour K, Palit A, Shah S, Vanar V, Richter J. A Population-Based Assessment of Heartburn in Urban Black Americans. Diseases of the Esophagus 2012 Dec 13.
  • 7.Iorio N, Makipour K, Patil A, Friedenberg FK. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome in African-Americans. Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. 2014 Oct 30;20(4):523-30.
  • 11.Advanced Cardiac Life Support (certified)

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1811148430

Office locations

Houshang Makipour, MD

2280 Opitz Boulevard, Suite 200

Woodbridge, VA 22191

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Dr.Makipour is excellent and extremely professional. Thank you for everything
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Very gentle doctor. Great bed side matter.
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Doctor was nice, but no one is worth an hour wait for a 10 minute visit.
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He and his staff are very helpful and courteous, respectful and kind.
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Excellent bedside manner.
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I finally found a gastro who I like and one with a great deal of respect. He treated me like I was a person and not someone who needed him. Great guy - great doctor.
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Dr. Makipour took the time to listen and answer all my questions. He explained the diagnosis and treatment plan in detail.
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Wait time was too long and automatic blood pressure cuff didn't work correctly (squeezed my arm so tight and for so long my hand went numb), but the doctor himself was very courteous, knowledgable and professional.
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A friendly office and Dr. Kian takes the time to explain and answer questions. Highly recommend!
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thank you very good dr
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See Makipour was outstanding! Extremely knowledgeable and caring.
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Dr Kian Makipour is such a nice,caring doctor. He takes time to listen to questions and takes his time answering them. I highly recommend this doctor.
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Dr. Kian Makipour actually listens to you and is responsive. Answers questions matter of factly and has a very down to earth bedside manner. I feel very at ease in his care and I trust him.
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I really liked Dr. Makipour. He took the time to really understand what was going on with me and give me options of how we could go about fixing it. He explained everything very thoroughly and made sure I didn't haveany questions. I think he is a fantastic Doctor. My only complaint was how long I waited. My appointment was at 4:00pm and I was not called back by the nurse until 4:30pm.
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Precise and to the point, my appointment took very little time.
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Dr. Makipour is very thorough, friendly and good manner with patients. Highly recommend.
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He seems genuinely concerned and is a very good listener. He did not rush through the appointment. All of my questions were addressed.
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He was very nice! He listened to all my concerns#
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Best experience ever...I highly recommend this doctor
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Wonderful doctor with an excellent bed side manner. He behaved very professionally and was extremely kind and humble. The office is clean and the staff are all true professionals. His diagnosis was spot on and gave me the steps to take to remedy the situation.
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He is absolutely outstanding. He takes time to listen, he asks questions to get the patient to fully explain their issue then develops a treatment plan - that works. Do not hesitate seeing Dr Makipour
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My visit to Dr. Makipour's office was great. The staff was nice, and I was seen by Dr. Makipour very quickly. He was friendly, listened to my concerns, and was able to figure out what I was experiencing. I would recommend him to others in the future.
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Dr. Makipour was amazing he took the time to talk with me about what I was going through. He scheduled a scan for me right then and called me about 20 minutes after I was finished to give me the results.I have never had a doctor call me with any test result, let alone call me within 20 minutes of finishing the test after hours on a Friday. He made me comfortable, and I plan on seeing him again for additional tests in route to a diagnosis.
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The dr. Is excellent, but the front office staff is very unorganized. I made my appt. the day before with zocdoc. I signed in and I was the first name on the sign in sheet at the time, which was 8:20,my appt. was scheduled at 8:30. Several people came in after me and we're taken back. Finally at almost 9:00, I was asked if I had an appt. I signed in which at the time I was not even acknowledged. They did not even have me on the schedule, so I had to wait more than 45 minutes or so to be seen. The front office needs to be more efficient and acknowledge the patient.
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Very nice Doctor, the staff was very polite, the office was very clean.
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Not bad very direct but reassuring.
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I was a little late to my appointment, but the office staff was extremely nice and understanding. Dr. Makipour was outstanding, the best GE I have seen. He listened attentively to everything I said and made sure I felt comfortable withthe plan of action for treatment. Overall, highly recommend.
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Great doctor! The office was a bit busy that day and overlooked I was there and needed to fill out forms. Caused me to have to wait longer. Overall, an amazing team with streamlined service!
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great doctor
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Amazing Doctor! I have seen many and this person had no issues discussing possibilities, help me reason through my line of thinking and was the first to not suggest wasted procedures. This doctor is very mothodical and will evaluate your condition fairly. Very Satisfied!
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I did my research on ZOC DOC and came across Dr. Kian Makipour. I appreciated all his reviews and made the appointment although he is 40 minutes away from where I live. At this point, the distance was not my firstconcern. My first visit was everything everyone had said about him especially his bedside manner.
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The receptionist was friendly and efficient. Dr Makipour was personable and very knowledgable. He explained things in an easy to understand manner.
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Dr Makipour is outstanding. He takes the time to explain the issues and listens to his patients
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For meeting with him for the first time he was very in tune with my issues and concerns. I look forward to my next appointment with him.
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Dr Makipour gets an A+. He is very impressive with his approach to diagnosis and problem solving. He wants to understand all the issues and then provide a path for resolution.
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Outstanding! Dr Makipour took the time to talk to my mother-in-law about her issues. Since she is elderly, some physicians will not invest in understanding the environment. My mother-in-law felt very comfortable with Dr Makipour - he is a greatlistener and took his time to get to know her since this was our first visit - but not our last
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Dr. Makipour was very thorough in explaining my procedure and patiently answered every question I had...at no time did I feel rushed. I left feeling very confident that he was the best doctor to perform the procedure.
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Answered all my questions and made me feel completely comfortable.
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The doctor was friendly easy to talk to answered all my questions and put me totally at ease. I would highly recommend him.
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Dr Makipour was patient, thorough and highly professional.
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Very professional
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So my appointment was scheduled for 10:45 and I wasn't seen until around 11:30, which was way more time than I expected to spend in the waiting room. However, as soon as my name was called and they brought me backthe doctor came into the room, which was good. Dr. Makipour (the younger) was incredibly kind and actually listened to my concerns. He didn't condescend to me and spoke to me frankly about my condition, which I appreciated. I never felt rushed. I would most definitely recommend this practice.
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He was great! Very informative and made me feel comfortable. I felt like he was just as determined to figure out what is going off n as I am. Best doctor I've seen in a while.
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It was good!!!
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Nice office and staff! Doctor was knowledgeable and helpful.
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Excellent physician... he took his time to understand my symptoms and discuss next steps.
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He was great. very professional and helpful. And actually listened to me!
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Professional; very good listener; provided clear explanation of his diagnosis.
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Very professional, actually was a patient 14 years ago so this made it easier to describe the problem since there was pre-existing background imformation. Excellent website!
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