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Common causes of abdominal bloating with Dr. Shawn Khodadadian

November 24, 2014

Dr. Shawn Khodadadian, the director of clinical nutrition in the division of Gastroenterology at Lenox Hill Hospital and owner of Manhattan Gastroenterology joins eHealth Radio and the Gastrointestinal & Nutrition Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Shawn Khodadadian discuss the following:

  • What is abdominal bloating and what are some common causes?
  • What is the purpose of hydrogen breath testing?
  • What symptoms do patients who would benefit suffer from?
  • How is the test performed?
  • In what ways are the results helpful?
  • We've talked a lot about bloating, what are some steps to avoid these symptoms?
  • Are there any supplements that one can take to help with gas discomfort?

Duration: 9:39

After acceptance to the highly selective accelerated seven-year B.S./M.D. program, Dr. Shawn Khodadadian graduated summa cum laude from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/City University of New York Medical School with his bachelor’s degree in biomedicine. He then received his M.D. at the State University of New York’s Stony Brook School of Medicine where he graduated in the top 2% of his class. Dr. Khodadadian received the prestigious Merck Award and was inducted to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society for all U.S. Medical Schools.

Dr. Khodadadian went on to complete his internship and residency in Internal Medicine followed by a three year fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC. During fellowship, Dr. Khodadadian received grants to pursue specialized training in Inflammatory Bowel disease at the University of Chicago as well as training in liver disease at the Sinai School of Medicine. After receiving specialized training at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Khodadadian became one of a select few physicians board certified as a physician nutrition specialist by the American Board of Physician Nutritionists. Dr. Khodadadian feels strongly that nutrition plays a key role in general wellness and disease prevention, particularly in digestive diseases. As part of his comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Khodadadian incorporates nutritional interventions and lifestyle modification into his treatment plans.

Dr. Khodadadian is currently an attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC and serves as the Director of clinical nutrition. He is also a clinical instructor at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC. Dr. Khodadadian has been voted by his peers as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor as well as New York Super Doctors.

As a best in class NYC gastroenterologist, Dr. Shawn Khodadadian provides highly personalized and comprehensive care. His philosophy regarding the doctor/patient relationship is based on trust and has earned him one of the most respected reputations in NYC.

Twitter: @manhattangastro

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