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Michael Lajin, MD, DPM

Podiatrist (DPM)
Gastroenterology (board certified)

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Location and phone

  1. Michael Lajin, MD, Inc.
    8860 Center Drive, Suite 330
    Suite 330
    La Mesa, CA 91942-7001
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    619-460-4055
    Fax: 619-460-5148
  2. SharpCare Medical Office Gastroenterology
    8860 Center Drive Suite 330
    La Mesa, CA 91942-7001
    Get directions
    619-460-4055
    Fax: 619-460-5148

About Michael Lajin, MD, DPM

I believe in providing for both the physical and emotional wellbeing of the patient. To me, the best medical care is up-to-date medical knowledge and advanced technical skills in a warm, supportive and compassionate environment. I was inspired to go into medicine by my grandmother's family physician. It was gratifying to witness the impact he made in her life. He treated her as a person rather than a set of different diseases. In my free time, I enjoy being out in nature. I love art and enjoy learning the history of art.
Age:
 51
In practice since:
 2012
Gender:
 Male
Languages: 
Arabic, English, German
Education
Saint Luke's Medical Center:
 Fellowship
William Beaumont Hospital:
 Internship
Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine:
 Medical School
William Beaumont Hospital:
 Fellowship
William Beaumont Hospital:
 Residency
Hospital affiliation
Areas of focus
  • Ampullectomy to resect ampullary polyps
  • Biopsy
  • Cardiac occluder devices
  • Celiac disease/gluten intolerance
  • Colitis
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Confocal endomicroscopy (Cellvizio) for pancreatic cysts
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diseases of the gallbladder and bile duct
  • Diseases of the pancreas
  • Diverticulitis
  • Double balloon-assisted ERCP in patients with gastric bypass anatomy
  • E-POEM to treat achalasia
  • Endobiliary ablation for cholangiocarcinoma
  • Endoflip for diagnosis
  • Endorotor
  • Endoscopic full thickness resection (EFTR)
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)/Cholangioscopy, pancreatoscopy, electrohydraulic, and laser lithotripsy
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
  • Endoscopic suturing
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography
  • Endoscopic ultrasound-guided gastrojejunostomy (EUS) to treat malignant outlet obstruction*
  • Endoscopy
  • Enteral stenting (esophageal, colonic, duodenal)
  • Esophageal dilation
  • Esophageal reflux
  • EUS-directed trans-gastric ERCP (EDGE) in patients with gastric bypass anatomy
  • EUS-guided biliary drainage*and gallbladder drainage
  • EUS-guided coiling and glue injection for gastric varices
  • EUS-guided cystogastrostomy and necrosectomy for pancreatic pseudocysts and abscesses
  • EUS-guided decompression of small bowel obstruction
  • EUS-guided drainage of peri-rectal cancer
  • EUS-guided gastrojejunostomy to treat malignant outlet obstruction
  • EUS-guided liver biopsy
  • EUS-guided portosystemic pressure gradient measurement
  • EUS-guided radiofrequency ablation for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
  • EUS-guided shear wave elastography
  • EUS/fine-needle biopsy/celiac block/neurolysis
  • Fatty liver
  • G-POEM to treat gastroparesis
  • Gallstones and bile duct stones
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Liver biopsy
  • Liver disease
  • Malabsorption
  • Over-the-scope clips
  • Pancreatic biliary disease
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and cryotherapy to ablate neoplastic Barrett
  • Removal of colon polyps
  • Resection of difficult polyps or submucosal tumors: EMR
  • Resection of difficult polyps or submucosal tumors: Endorotor
  • Resection of difficult polyps or submucosal tumors: ESD
  • Resection of difficult polyps or submucosal tumors: FTR
  • Resection techniques: EMR
  • Resection techniques: ESD
  • Resection techniques: FTR
  • Septotomy
  • Single-balloon and double-balloon enteroscopy
  • Small intestinal balloon enteroscopy
  • Stenting
  • Swallowing difficulties/disorders
  • Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) to treat a hiatal hernia
  • Ulcer evaluation/treatment
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ultrasonic endoscopy
  • Video capsule endoscopy
  • Z-POEM
To confirm coverage for specific treatments and procedures, contact your physician or health plan.
NPI
1467411702

Insurance plans accepted

Michael Lajin, MD, DPM, accepts 19 health insurance plans.

Ratings and reviews

4.7
34 ratings
Patient ratings
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.7
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
4.6
Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care
4.6
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
4.7
Care Provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)
4.7
Patient reviews
Verified Patient
December 22, 2023
5.0
I had a very good visit!
Verified Patient
October 11, 2023
5.0
*Dr. Lajin in one of the BEST doctors of my life.
Verified Patient
September 19, 2023
5.0
Very clear communication with realistic goals. He shows compassion during the care & goals.
Verified Patient
August 25, 2023
4.8
It was a very good experience, physician was very kind and professional.
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