Items Tagged ‘gastroenterology’

Baking for Awareness

March 20, 2019

Baking for Awareness

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 a cake, so I made it in the form of colon, with intestines that had polyps. It’s become a […]

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Tags: cancer, colon cancer, colon cancer awareness month, featured, gastroenterology, gastroenterology technician, polyps, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


March 28, 2017

The words “thank you” just aren’t enough for this wonderful doctor

By myangel myangel

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 for nearly an hour, he said, “I […]

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Tags: digestive diseases, Doctors Day, Dr. Eric Esrailian, gastroenterology, gastrointestinal endoscopy, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, inflammatory bowel diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, patient stories, UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases


My Love for UCLA

March 23, 2017

My Love for UCLA

By Linda Pita Linda Pita

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 three months at my local hospital I […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Gail Ishiyama, Dr. Kevin Ghassemi, Dr. Timothy Chang, gastroenterology, neurology, patient stories, UCLA Neurology


UCLA team removes suspicious polyp with new alternative that keeps colon intact

May 4, 2014

UCLA team removes suspicious polyp with new alternative that keeps colon intact

By uclahealth uclahealth

Robert Greenwald was told after a routine colonoscopy that he had a suspicious polyp that was a little bigger than a quarter in a hard-to-reach place that was going to require major surgery to remove – even though it wasn’t certain if the polyp was cancerous or not. Greenwald, age 58, who has no history […]

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Tags: Anne Lin MD, colorectal surgery, gastroenterology, Kevin Ghassemi MD, patient story, polyp, popyl removal, UCLA Colorectal Surgery


January 26, 2013

From the birth of my Daughter to saving my life 2x

By jaxanddoug jaxanddoug

The level of care and the comfort UCLA has provided my family is second to none and will forever be part of our lives and etched in our memories. In 2005, our daughter was born into the caring arms of lovely nurses and amazing doctors. With almost no complications, mother and daughter were healthy and […]

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Tags: BirthPlace, Crohn's Disease, gastroenterology, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery


January 12, 2013

A Life Saved

By GABZ GABZ

I met Dr. Eric Fonkalsrud in 1983. He was Chief of Pediatric Surgery at UCLA Hospital, and his patients were often newborn infants with congenital malformations. I was 42-years old, happily married and had two young school-age children. Let me give you the background for our meeting. I had been battling ulcerative colitis since I […]

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Tags: Dr. Eric Fonkalsrud, gastroenterology, patient stories, surgery