About CGA

With Dr. Akhtar, Dr. Khurshid and Michael Alper PA, you are in the best of hands.

California Gastroenterology Associates is a blossoming partnership between Dr. Naeem Akhtar, Dr. Ambreen Khurshid, and Michael Alper PA. The provision of high quality, cost-effective and compassionate patient care is the primary goal of CGA physicians. Our board certified physicians share expertise, talent and technology to promote the patient’s positive outcome, comfort and quality of life.

CGA is uniquely qualified to deliver services supporting the full spectrum of an individual’s digestive health care. Our board certified physicians are recognized as leaders in the treatment of all digestive disorders including: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (heartburn), Crohn’s disease, Colitis, Colon cancer screening, as well as disorders of the liver, pancreas and gallbladder. The personalized care of the past is combined with today’s state of the art technology.

Dr. Akhtar, Dr. Khurshid and Michael Alper PA work closely with your primary care physician and strive to understand and diagnose your gastrointestinal disorder, thus consistently receiving referrals from other doctors who respect their knowledge and expertise. Our group also has a close working relationship with the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford, therefore providing the best of care possible. We are affiliated with the Saint Agnes Medical Center, Madera , Fresno and Clovis Community hospitals.

With two locations covering a 50-mile radius, CGA provides health care services for the Fresno and Madera counties.

Our endoscopy centers are built with patient care and privacy foremost in our mind. State of the art equipment combined with licensed professionals ensures total patient satisfaction. Services provided at our centers include colonoscopy, EGD (upper endoscopy), flexible sigmoidoscopy, capsule endoscopy (for the detection of small bowel abnormalities). Manometry, pH monitoring, breath testing for Helico-Bacter Pylori and lactose intolerance. We also provide for colitis and crohns disease, celiac disease, liver diseases, gastro esophageal reflux disease and colorectal diseases.

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About the Endoscopy Center

When requiring an endoscopy, the typical “patient experience” in a hospital setting is often impersonal. Our center offers you an alternative, delivering the same high quality health care in a friendly, convenient and compassionate environment. Patients move quickly and smoothly through their procedure, rather than spending endless amounts of time in waiting rooms along with flexible scheduling.

Our center functions in a manner that allows for maximum levels of comfort and privacy before and after examinations. They are readied with state of the art equipment for upper and lower endoscopic examinations, as well as the latest technology in sedation that assures patient relaxation, safety and comfort. CGA physicians, nurses and technicians apply their expertise and skills in a work environment that allows for a higher degree of patient oriented care.

Dr. Akhtar and Dr. Khurshid fully understand that fear might prevent you from having an endoscopic procedure performed. That’s why they go out of their way to make you feel as comfortable as possible. You’ll relax in a state-of-the-art facility under intravenous sedation. You’ll find that your endoscopic treatment will be fast, effective and comfortable thanks to their compassionate care.

Our Endoscopy Center is licensed by the State of California and certified by Medicare (Health Care Financing Administration). Additionally, we have been certified by all the major insurance carriers. Dr. Akhtar and Dr. Khurshid utilize this facility as their primary and preferred location to perform the endoscopic procedures. The location of our center offers an easy access and ample parking space for your convenience.