Shant Kiyork struggled with his weight for years. He dieted, exercised, lost weight, and inevitably gained back what he lost and then some. Fearing that his own attempts to control his ever-greater weight were failing, he chose to have laparoscopic gastric banding surgery, commonly called lap-band surgery, in 2006. The lap-band was appealing to Shant Read more
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Eighty-five year old Laura would develop gallstones. The gallstones would cause painful infections. Doctors would attempt to treat them, but the gallstones would return. Her family knew it was time to try something new. Her doctor suggested a place known for the latest research and procedures: the USC Digestive Health Center at Keck Medicine of Read more
Our Program Our Liver Disease Program at Keck Medicine of USC is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind, providing state-of-the-art, exceptional treatment for the full range of diseases and complications affecting the liver. Keck Medicine at USC experts from virtually every specialty area collaborates with our renowned liver specialists Read more
Having performed many anti-reflux surgeries over the years, upper G.I. surgeon F. Paul "Tripp" Buckley turned to Keck Medicine of USC and esophageal and gastric surgeon John Lipham, MD, to treat his own acid reflux with the revolutionary Linx device.
Type A Meets Big C As John Gaebel relaxes in a subtle flower-patterned chair at his home in Mission Viejo, CA, he thinks about how lucky he is. Gaebel, who towers above most people at 6’4”, has genuine joy in his eyes as he talks about his life — his career, his upcoming travel plans Read more
Up until last year, Carisa Malanum had tried everything to lose weight. From fad diets to manic exercise regimens, the now 42-year-old had racked her brain and her wallet to get the pounds to come off. But nothing was getting better. Carisa, who works at the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board to bring conventions Read more
Top honors for USC’s Wallace Coulter Foundation Award went to a team of collaborators from the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. The $100,000 award, which will fund the design and development of a photo-acoustic imaging device, will be shared by Jacques Van Dam, MD, PhD, professor of Read more
Clinical trial results published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week offer additional evidence that a new device may help relieve chronic heartburn symptoms that standard treatment cannot. The Keck Medical Center of USC was one of 14 U.S. and European medical centers to test the device prior to its March 2012 approval Read more
In designing USC’s new Advanced Endoscopy Center, Jacques Van Dam had two distinct missions in mind. The facility, located in the Norris Cancer Hospital, had to provide excellent patient care and serve as a site for conducting important research. Physicians working in the newly opened suite say it does just that. There is one small Read more