gastroenterology

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is not something often heard, but just as alarming as IBS

By Ask the Doctors • May 2, 2022

Devin Dillon is the perfect example of why colorectal cancer screenings are now recommended beginning at age 45

By uclahealth • March 29, 2022

The Thousand Oaks resident was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at just 26, underscoring a troubling trend

By uclahealth • March 14, 2022

'It’s one of the few cancers that we can actually prevent,’ says Dr. Sonya Dasharathy, a UCLA Health gastroenterologist.

By Sandy Cohen • March 7, 2022

Ask the Doctors answers a few of your most-asked questions this month

By Ask the Doctors • November 22, 2021

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. Mark [...]

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