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Farshid Rahbar, MD, FACP, ABIHM

California | United States of America

Dr. Farshid Sam Rahbar is the founder and medical director of Los Angeles Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition. As an acclaimed gastroenterologist, Dr. Rahbar combines his experience, knowledge, and highly-advanced techniques with the art of functional medicine, providing patients with all-encompassing and comprehensive approach to gastrointestinal health.

Dr. Rahbar attended the University of Tehran in Iran and completed his residency training at St. Mary’s Hospital in New York, one of the most prestigious and well-known medical facilities in the world. In 2009, Dr. Rahbar founded LA Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition, where he combines Eastern and Western medicine to create a unique, “whole-

person” approach to caring for the body, designed to optimize and improve a patient’s health.


At LA Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Dr. Rahbar has won several awards, including a Patient’s Choice Award. This special honored is bestowed to less than 5% of the nation’s practicing physicians. A Patient’s Choice Award is given to doctors who go above and beyond when treating their patients. Additionally, Dr. Rahbar is a recipient of the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award. Less than 3% of the nation’s physicians are bestowed this honor, which is based on patient satisfaction, a doctor’s bedside manner, and follow-up care.

At Los Angeles Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Dr. Rahbar aims to provide his patients with the highest-quality care in Los Angeles. With his exceptional ability to patiently and keenly listen to his patients, insightfulness in discovering the root of what is causing their symptoms, and his unique blend of Western and holistic medicine, Dr. Rahbar has become one of Los Angeles’ most sough-after and beloved gastroenterologists, with a highly successful ability to treat a wide variety of disorders affecting the gut.

"SIBO Pattern Recognition with Case Examples"

SIBO is currently expressed as hydrogen producer, methane producer, mixed and hydrogen sulfide producer based on the gas patterns. Clinical experience, however, shows that additional patterns can be defined not only based on the gases, but also based on clinical response to therapies and the difficulty that one may experience in eradicating SIBO and/or preventing recurrence.

Our experience shows that certain SIBO patterns should point to underlying mechanisms that promote persistence or recurrence of SIBO. Clinicians may use this information to consider additional investigation to better understand the root cause leading to ongoing illness.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognizing SIBO as a biologic marker of systemic illness.

  • Pattern recognition in SIBO clinical scenarios.

  • Learning practical tips for case examples. 

Past Conference Participation

2019 Integrative SIBO Conference - Seattle, Washington

~ Featured Speaker ~

"SIBO and Related Microbiomes as Biological Markers of Systemic Illness"

2020 Integrative SIBO Conference - San Diego, California

~ Featured Speaker ~

"SIBO Pattern Recognition with Case Examples"

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