gastroenterology

What your stomach pain may indicate

By uclahealth • September 29, 2021

Your healthy stool could be used to benefit others who are ill

By Ask the Doctors • September 15, 2021

An endoscopic procedure performed by UCLA Health’s Dr. Alireza Sedarat gave Lavario the ability to eat and drink normally again.

“I could not swallow for a year and a half,” recalls MaryAnn Levario.

Levario came to UCLA Health after a failed surgery for achalasia left her unable to eat or drink. “I had [...]

By uclahealth • April 28, 2021

Claude Lagardere thought the pain in his throat was from something he had to eat.

“I thought it was from a taco I’d eaten a few days before, but the hurt wouldn’t go away,” recalls Lagardere, 78, of his experience in 2018. “I was referred to UCLA Health gastroenterologist Dr. [...]

By uclahealth • April 26, 2021

Dear Doctor: What on earth is a “gutoscopy”? We saw it on the news -- something about a pill that goes in one end and comes out the other, but it sounded more like science fiction than anything real.

Dear Reader: Your question brings us to the brave new world of [...]

By Ask the Doctors • September 18, 2020

Learn about her devotion to medicine and social injustice

By uclahealth • July 2, 2020

The causes behind bellyaches

By uclahealth • September 30, 2019
“I love to bake, and the blue ribbon helps raise awareness,” says Marissa Chavez, a gastroenterology technician at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “March is colon cancer awareness month. Two years ago I wanted to make [...]
By uclahealth • March 20, 2019
A few years ago, after being sick for over a year, I was referred to Dr. Eric Esrailian at UCLA. I clearly remember the first day when I saw Dr. Esrailian. It was like an angel walked into the room. After examining my records and talking to me [...]
By myangel • March 28, 2017
Hello! To be honest I have so many Doctors to thank. I have been an inpatient at UCLA four times in the last 11 months. I have two ongoing conditions, one being a GI disease and I must thank Dr. Kevin Ghassemi for my diagnosis. After suffering for [...]
By Linda Pita • March 23, 2017