Digestive Diseases

With flu season behind us – or ahead of us, depending on your perspective – the possibility of contracting the disease is currently low. For people [...]

By Tami Dennis • July 5, 2017

An upset stomach can’t be ignored – go ahead, try it – but that doesn’t mean you should panic either, as those of us who have spent too much time Googling our various aches and pains are wont to do. "If it lasts for a day or two, [...]

By Tami Dennis • March 27, 2017

I want to recognize Dr. Kovacs, Thomas who has a heart of gold. I have never worked with a doctor who has such compassion, kindness, and equally cares for all his patients tremendously. He is truly one of a kind.

By btapiamaldonado • March 8, 2017

Several years ago I had a gastric problem. I waited weeks before I had to go to the ER. There was so much activity surrounding me it was terrifying. Except there was one hand, holding mine nearly every moment, it reasured me with out words that I would OK. And [...]

By lindashevlin • February 3, 2017

Like all doctors, surgeons need to stay abreast of their field, but for them, doing so is complicated by the need to learn – and be adept at using – constantly evolving surgical technologies. They need a place to learn in a non-life-and-death situation. That’s where UCLA’s CASIT [...]

By Enrique Rivero • August 3, 2016

This year, patient Steve McDowell received what is arguably the best birthday present ever – a life-saving liver transplant – at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Not only was the operation an amazing birthday gift, it was a landmark procedure [...]

By Kim Irwin • July 28, 2016

  Pay attention to your stomach. A healthy stomach will make for a better brain. That’s because inside your gut -- indeed, in and on your entire body -- is what scientists call our microbiome—composed of fungus, bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. It’s estimated that these [...]

By • June 29, 2016

Dr. Marcus is my daughter's pediatric GI physician. She is very kind and goes beyond normal expectations of a doctor. My family lives 2 hours away from UCLA and Dr. Marcus always takes that into consideration. She has made herself available via email and several times in clinic when needed. [...]

By portersparks • March 30, 2016

Dr. Lynn Connolly is the best in town! Her all around attitude, her caring ways makes her a true Rock Star in her field. Very smart young woman. So grateful to the Celiac community for turning me on to her and Nancee Jaffe - feel so blessed.

By jackie12 • March 29, 2016