Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Our Services

The Division of Gastroenterology treats patients with both common and rare digestive diseases, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures delivered by experienced providers who continually update their skills.  

We are proud to be the first County hospital in California to receive the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Certificate of Recognition of Quality in Endoscopy​ 


FULL LIST OF SERVICES

Procedures

  • Colonoscopy

    • Colonoscopy with hemostasis
    • Colonoscopy with biopsy
    • Colonoscopy with submucosal injection
    • Colonoscopy with polyp resection
    • Colonoscopy with endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
    • Colonoscopy through stoma
    • Colonoscopy with decompression
    • Colonoscopy with tumor ablation
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
    • EGD with variceal ligation
    • EGD with hemostatis
    • EGD with polyp resection
    • EGD with foreign body removal
    • EGD with biopsy
    • EGD with submucosal injection
    • EGD with balloon dilation
    • EGD with Savary dilation
    • EGD with stent placement
    • EGD with endoscopic mucosal resection (ESR)
    • EGD with fine needle aspiration (FNA)
    • EGD with transmural injection
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
    • ERCP with lithotripsy
    • ERCP with stone removal
    • ERCP with stent placement (biliary and pancreatic duct)
    • ERCP with stent removal
    • ERCP with sphincterotomy
    • ERCP with balloon dilation of ampulla
    • ERCP with biopsy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
    • EUS with FNA
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    • Flexible sigmoidoscopy with FNA
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy with tumor ablation
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy with band ligation
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy with hemostasis
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy with biopsy
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy with polyp removal
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy with submucosal injection
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy with decompression of volvulus
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy with stricture dilation
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy with stent placement
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy with endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Single balloon enteroscopy
  • Chromoendoscopy
  • Anoscopy
  • Percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement (PEG)
  • Abdominal paracentesis (diagnostic and therapeutic)
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • pH test with impedance
  • Anorectal motility test
  • High-resolution esophageal manometry
  • Moderate sedation
  • EndoFLIP and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (Stool transplant)

Diseases and conditions treated

  • Abdominal pain
  • Achalasia
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency
  • Autoimmune cholangitis
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Autoimmune pancreatitis
  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Bile duct stones
  • Bile duct strictures
  • Biliary atresia
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Bloating
  • Budd-Chiari syndrome
  • Cancer of the esophagus
  • Cancers of the colon or rectum
  • Carcinoid tumors
  • Caroli's disease
  • Cavernous hemangioma
  • Celiac disease
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Choledochal cyst
  • Chronic gastrointestinal bleeding of unknown cause
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)
  • Collagenous colitis
  • Colonic diverticular disease
  • Colonic dysmotility
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Constipation
  • Cowden's syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Diffuse esophageal spasm
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic gastroenteritis
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal varices
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Familial amyloidosis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Foreign bodies
  • Functional bowel disorders (FBD)
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Gastric varices
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genetic liver diseases
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B 
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)
  • Hereditary Colorectal Cancer
  • Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC or Lynch syndrome)
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Idiopathic portal hypertension
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal gas 
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Jaundice
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver Transplant Workup
  • Lymphocytic colitis
  • Lymphoma of colon or rectum
  • Lynch syndrome (HNPCC or hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer)
  • Microscopic colitis
  • Motility disorders
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Pancreatic pseudocysts
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Polyps of the colon or rectum
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Pseudo-obstruction
  • Radiation colopathy
  • Radiation enteropathy
  • Recurrent C. difficile infection
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Sclerosing mesenteritis
  • Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD)
  • Sporadic (Nonhereditary) Colorectal Cancer
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ulcers
  • Ulcers
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Upset stomach
  • Veno-occlusive disease
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting/bleeding
  • Wilson's disease
  • Zenker's diverticulum