Dr. Salim Jaffer is a gastroenterologist with fellowship training in treating patients with stomach diseases and abdominal disorders. He has nearly three decades of clinical experience in a wide range of procedures, including colonoscopies, liver biopsies and endoscopies to examine the esophagus, stomach and duodenum small intestine.
For Dr. Jaffer, education and prevention are vital to every patient’s wellbeing. He encourages patients to understand the importance of screenings that can prevent diseases or detect abnormal growths in early stages when more treatment options are available.
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Jaffer considers every patient special and unique. He gives patients his time and full attention to understand their individual needs. Open communication, education and respect are essential to making a proper diagnosis and offering the right treatment options.
Preventive medicine is at the core of Dr. Jaffer’s approach to treatment. He is a strong advocate for educating patients on the importance of screenings, including colonoscopies that can prevent colon cancer. Other diseases that interest Dr. Jaffer include malignancies of the esophagus, liver, stomach and pancreas.
Academic research has interested Dr. Jaffer throughout his career. He has published a series of books, including Adult Guide: Health Screening and Prevention, that give readers important tools to take control of their own health. He has co-authored several studies in basic sciences and clinical medicine that have appeared in peer-reviewed clinical journals. Currently, he is investigating the effectiveness of at-home screening tests to detect colon cancer.