Digestive Diseases

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

6 health care professionals offer tips for getting the most out of telemedicine.

By Anne Machalinski • December 11, 2020

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer. Every week over 1,000 Americans die from it. Currently, one in ten people diagnosed with colorectal cancer is under age 50.

According to digestive diseases specialist Lynn Connolly, MD, colon cancer has been on the rise in people under age 50 [...]

By uclahealth • October 29, 2020

Find out what may be the cause your stomach pain

By uclahealth • October 1, 2020

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

What patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease should know

By uclahealth • June 10, 2020

A new Covid-19 related illness is affecting kids

By uclahealth • June 8, 2020

Find new information about weight control here

By Jane Murcia • May 26, 2020