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Dr. Marc D. Makhani is a native of Los Angeles. His passion for medicine began in early adolescence when he volunteered at UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Makhani pursued his bachelor's degree at UCLA with a major in psychobiology. He also volunteered at the Santa Monica UCLA Hospital as an undergraduate. He then went on to obtain his medical degree as a doctor of medicine (MD) at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He subsequently obtained a board certification in internal medicine after completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Makhani then continued his medical training by pursuing a specialty in gastroenterology at Temple University Hospital in Pennsylvania before moving back to Los Angeles to begin his practice.
Dr. Makhani is the founder of LA Digestive Health and Wellness and centers his principles on a passion for promoting overall health and wellbeing. Digestion of nutrients is essential to proper nutrition and overall wellbeing, which led to his passion for his medical specialties in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pancreaticobiliary conditions.
Dr. Makhani’s belief is that one’s health is the result of a combination of an active lifestyle, proper dietary habits and maintenance of digestive health.
Dr. Makhani has published research in several leading medical journals. His interests that include acid reflux in respect to a condition called Barrett’s esophagus, colon cancer screening and prevention, as well as motility disorders including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Dr. Makhani has expertise and clinical training in a wide range of digestive health conditions as referenced in his website www.ladigestivehealth.com.
We look forward to serving any and all of your digestive health needs.
Verified Patient Reviews
Excellent bedside manner and rapport with the patients. Very personable and knowledgeable. Walked me through each of my questions step-by-step so that I understood. 10 out of 10, would return in the future.
He made eye contact and spent a few minutes connecting with me. He was a good listener it seemed. His assistant carefully reviewed everything with me following the appointment We have a day surgery scheduled and I will know more in two weeks.
Excellent doctor - patient mannerisms, easy to speak with, created instant comfort zone, provided easily understood explanation for procedures. His office staff were very efficient, responsive & exhibited an compassionate demeanor.
Dr. Makhani is an amazing doctor! He is one of the most thorough and knowledgeable doctors I've ever met. He is transparent and honest with his thoughts on your diagnosis and lays out the next steps for testing and treatment for you so that you're completely informed. Also, he's really friendly and has great bedside manner. Highly recommend him as your specialist!
Dr. Makhani was very personable. I felt very comfortable with him, and his staff. He was very efficient and precise as to what he wanted to do to make me fell better. I am glad I found him with Zocdoc!
Knowledgeable, thorough and entirely patient oriented.
Dr Makhani is so eager and motivated. He also is not afraid of my deafness. He approached me so well by writing papers to communicate effectively. I hope we will be a good relationship in future. Cheers,
Great doctor. Takes time to explain all the options.
Helpful , gives you all your time to talk about your problems
Dr. Makhani was very friendly as was his staff as well . He spent a good amount of time with me explaining everything and answering all of my questions .He was very personable and had great bedside manners . I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a great gastroenterologist.
Amazing doctor! He made me feel so comfortable! Highly recommend him to anyone
A great doctor, a great exprience. Proffesional, kind, caring, smart, responsive, human. Helped me a lot. Highly recommended!
Lazy staff, wasted a lot of time to deal with insurance, because they couldn't assist me to take care of it.
Dr. Makhani did not accept my insurance when it was stated on his site and information that he did take it. So instead of having a minimal copay, I had to put up a large sum in cash. I told him that I was not responsible for his mistake, but he still did not budge. Moreover, he did not know what medication to prescribe me and had to look through his medical dictionary to find something that might work. I would not recommend him.
Very knowledgable and friendly staff. I felt very comfortable and safe around such competent professionals.
He was attentive and heard what I had to say and gave me all of my options before making a decision I was comfortable with. I was scared to go get checked out but he was very easy to speak with and get information from.
He was very professional and knowledgeable.
My initial visit was informative and it's really premature to comment on Dr. Makhani's abilities except to say he was entirely present and respectful of all my questions. I really liked him a lot and look forward to working further together.
Dr. Makhani MD was amazing! I had been to multiple stomach doctors and he was the only one that really listened to me and explained everything. Ended up figuring out what I had and he walked me through everything. So nice and dedicated to help me and stick with me long term. Really could not say more good things!
Excellent doctor, smart, attentive, concerned, thorough. I would highly recommend him.
Very smart, personable, and direct.
He is great doctor, he asks a lot of questions, and he takes notes. He spends a lot of time with patient and he explains well what's going on. I highly recommend him, he is great doctor.
The best doctor experience I have ever had.