Dr. Shahla Rah is a highly trained and experienced board certified Gastroenterologist
in practice for over 20 years.
She is awarded a prestigious Fellow status, FACG, by the American College
Dr. Rah graduated with honors from Dow Medical College and received her
post graduate training in Surgery in UK. She then migrated to US and completed
her residency at Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, and Gastroenterology
fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
My philosophy is helping patients and delivering a high quality of care
with compassion, respect and trust.
I make it my priority to develop a customized plan for each individual
patient and provide the education, resources and support they deserve.
Dr. Rah keeps herself up to date with the most recent innovations and techniques
and incorporating it into her practice besides routine endoscopic procedures,
such as Smart pill for motility, Capsule endoscopy, Barrx for Barretts
esophagus and Gastric Balloon for weight loss.
She is the pioneer in Orange County to introduce the nonsurgical hemorrhoid
removal technique using CRH O'Reagan system seven years ago that is
a painless nonsurgical procedure with no down time.
Prevention is the key to a healthy body, and her dedication is clearly
reflected in her personal efforts to increase the awareness of colon cancer
screening by starting a runners group and running a marathon, "Pound
the polyps Cure the cancer" raising funds towards the cure and prevention
of colon cancer. She is also involved in community services and volunteering.
Dr Rah is affiliated with Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Irvine. She lectures
locally and nationally and also participates in research protocols to
improve the understanding and management of evolving diseases.
In her spare time she loves traveling, spending time with family, being
outdoors, connecting with nature, playing golf, tennis and hiking.