Multidisciplinary Approach to Care
Our physicians work closely with your primary care physician and other physicians to ensure that you receive the best possible care available. This means that we collaborate with some of the best consultants in various specialties including Pathology, Medical Oncology, Surgery, and Nutrition to achieve the best possible outcome.
Areas of Expertise
- The Los Angeles Gastroenterology Institute provides a full range of services for adult and adolescent patients with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, biliary tree and liver. Ambulatory services include specialty clinics for patients with pancreatic disease, biliary disease, liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease and GI oncology.
- Endoscopic services include interventional management of upper and lower GI bleeding, benign and malignant pancreatic and biliary disease, portal hypertension, and benign and malignant esophageal disease.
- Advanced endoscopic techniques include diagnosis and palliation of tumors (e.g., colon cancer), evaluation of tumors with endoscopic ultrasound, and treatment of tumors with laser photocoagulation. A GI physiology center provides esophageal, pancreatobiliary and anorectal motility, 24-hour esophageal pH, and tests of intestinal absorption, gastric and pancreatic function. An integrated approach is coordinated with our colleagues from Internal Medicine, Surgery, Oncology and Radiology.
- We are committed to Northridge Hospital’s mission to expand the boundaries of gastroenterology diagnosis, treatment and related medicine through research. We seek to advance continually our understanding of patients’ gastroenterology symptoms and problems at all levels, and continue to bring forth new, innovative, safer and more effective methods of treatment.