Meet Dr. Sanaa Arastu
Dr. Arastu, a Board Certified gastroenterologist, graduated from New York University where she was both a premed and a mathematics major. Dr. Arastu spent a year after college serving as a volunteer social work assistant in the underserved area of North Philadelphia.
Dr. Arastu received her medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson where she received an MD with a distinction in service to the community. Dr. Arastu continued both her internal medicine and gastroenterology post-graduate training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. While at Thomas Jefferson she completed an advanced pathway for clinical Transplant Hepatology in addition to her traditional gastroenterology training. Dr. Arastu is triple board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and recently received her board certification in transplant hepatology.
Dr. Arastu has presented at national liver conferences and has been published in multiple liver and gastrointestinal journals. Dr. Arastu specializes in the management of liver diseases such as advanced liver failure, abnormal liver function tests, autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis, drug-induced liver disease, and genetic liver disorders. She is also interested in colon cancer screening, management of reflux, abdominal pain, anemia, gastrointestinal bleeding, constipation, nausea, vomiting, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome as well as other general gastrointestinal disorders.
When not working Dr. Arastu enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. Dr. Arastu's native language is English, and she also speaks Gujrati, Hindi, and Urdu.
Medical Degree: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Residency: Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society
"Dr. Arastu, could not have been nicer if she tried. Very professional . Answered my questions before I could ask them. Took excellent care of me. A pleasure to have such a great doctor on my case. And she and her staff followed up on several times. I don't think I could had a better treatment, not to mention really nice people. Really you can't do better. - David McBride, 1/2022
"Dr. Sanaa Arastu is the finest Gastroenterologist I have experienced in my 74 years. She is so informed and easy to converse and exchange information with. I have the most successful operational intestinal system I have ever had thanks to her!" - WebMD.com 7/27/21
"Dr. Sanaa Arastu's compassion, thoughtful, patient, and thorough attention to the details of my 10-year undiagnosed medical complications gave her the insight to see what no one else could. Within weeks she figured out a diagnosis and treatment plan. Her care continues to be exemplary." - Michael Shaelling 5/2021
"Dr. Arastu is one of the best physicians in my 65 years I have the pleasure of being under her care and guidance. She is very thorough, a great listener to your concerns, discusses options and medications and let’s you decide which direction you want to go. She has a fantastic bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable from the moment she walks into the room. I highly recommend Dr. Arastu." - I. B., 5/2021
"I would recommend Dr. Arastu to my family and friends after having her as my doctor for the colonoscopy and upper endoscopy. Her excellent medical procedure, thorough reports, genuine caring office visits before and after my procedure, and her great knowledge as a medical doctor in gastroenterology is helping me to treat my gastric and esophagus issues. I am grateful for Dr. Arastu who is treating my conditions to better my health to live with confidence and comfort. " - Young-Ran Srein 3/2021
"I met with Dr. Arastu after my previous doctor retired for an unexpected concern. I am genuinely impressed with her compassion, thoroughness and skill. She toko the time to listen to me and asked questions so she could get to know me as well as my concerns. I am very thankful to have her as my doctor and recommend her to anyone who needs a gastroenterologist." Anonymous Patient on Healthgrades.com 4/2021