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Physicians

Physicians2019-02-06T14:44:14+00:00

Our USC Digestive Health Center team of specialists provides state-of-the-art diagnoses, management and treatment for the full spectrum of disorders of the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, liver, intestines, colon, rectum and anus. Whenever possible, our experts choose minimally invasive or non-surgical options to minimize complications and reduce your recovery time. A sampling of the disorders we treat and procedures in which we specialize include:

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Complex Polyectomy
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Defecatory Dysfunction
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (UES)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Fatty Liver
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastro Paresis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ileal Pouch
  • Incontinence
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Transplantation (conventional, living-donor, transfusion-free)
  • Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Polyposis
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Small Bowel Bleeding
  • Sphincter-sparing and Re-operative Procedures for the Rectum and Colon

Our Physicians

Aaron J. Ahearnview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Scott Atayview profile
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Specializing In

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Shelly X. Bianview profile
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specializing In

Gastrointestinal cancer, lung cancer, brain tumor, central nervous system (CNS) tumors, melanoma, gamma knife

Nikolai A. Bildzukewiczview profile
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 4
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Specializing In

Upper GI & General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Foregut Surgery, Advanced Endoscopy, Robotic Surgery, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, GERD, Paraesophageal and Hiatal Hernias, Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST), Esophageal Motility Disorders, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Ventral and Inguinal Hernias, LINX Procedure, Gastric Pacemakers

James L. Buxbaumview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
Kyle G. Cologneview profile
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
Keck Medicine of USC – Glendale
LAC+USC Medical Center
USC Healthcare Center 4
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specializing In

Colorectal Surgery
Anal Fissure
Anorectal Diseases
Colon, Rectal, and Anal Cancer
Colonoscopy
Crohn's Disease
Diverticulitis
Endoscopic Polyp Removal
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
Fistula
Hemorrhoids
Hereditary Polyposis Syndromes
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Minimally Invasive Colon Surgery
Pilondial Disease
Pouch Surgery
Transanal Polyp Excision of Rectal Masses (TEMS/TAMIS)
Ulcerative Colitis

Elizabeth Davidview profile
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC

Specializing In

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Adrian Dobrowolskyview profile
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Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Specializing In

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

Marjun P. Duldulaoview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Medicine of USC – Palmdale
USC Healthcare Center 4
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Specializing In

Colorectal Surgery
Anal Fissure
Anal Manometry
Anorectal Diseases
Colon, Rectal, and Anal Cancer
Colonoscopy
Crohn's Disease
Diverticulitis
Endoscopic Polyp Removal
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
Fistula
Hemorrhoids
Hereditary Polyposis Syndromes
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Minimally Invasive Colon Surgery
Pilondial Disease
Pouch Surgery
Transanal Polyp Excision of Rectal Masses (TEMS/TAMIS)
Ulcerative Colitis

Anthony B. El-Khoueiryview profile

Practicing Locations

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Juliet A. Emamaulleeview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
Kambiz Etesamiview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
Yuri Genykview profile
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Practicing Locations

USC Healthcare Center 4
Allen Ghlandianview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
Kurt Hongview profile
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Faculty/Staff Health Clinic at USC Engemann Student Health Center
Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
USC Healthcare Center 2
Caitlin Houghtonview profile
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Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Christine Hsiehview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specializing In

Colorectal Surgery
Anal Fissure
Anal Manometry
Anorectal Diseases
Colon, Rectal, and Anal Cancer
Colonoscopy
Crohn's Disease
Diverticulitis
Endoscopic Polyp Removal
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
Fistula
Hemorrhoids
Hereditary Polyposis Syndromes
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Minimally Invasive Colon Surgery
Pilondial Disease
Pouch Surgery
Transanal Polyp Excision of Rectal Masses (TEMS/TAMIS)
Ulcerative Colitis

Caroline Hwangview profile
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Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
Andrew Ippolitiview profile
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Keck Medicine of USC - Beverly Hills
USC Healthcare Center 2
Syma Iqbalview profile

Practicing Locations

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Jeffrey A. Kahnview profile
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Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
Namir Katkhoudaview profile
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Practicing Locations

USC Healthcare Center 4
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Specializing In

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

Navpreet Kaurview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specializing In

Transplant Surgery

Saro Khemichianview profile
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Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
Jim Kimview profile
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Anthony W.  Kimview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Michael M. Klineview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
Sarah E. Kollerview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Care Medical Group
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specializing In

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Sujit Kulkarniview profile

Practicing Locations

USC Healthcare Center 2
USC Urology - Bakersfield

Specializing In

Liver Pancreas and Biliary Tract Surgery Transfusion Free Surgery

Yong K. Kwonview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specializing In

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Kidney Transplant Surgery

Sang W. Leeview profile
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Practicing Locations

Keck Medicine of USC – Glendale
USC Healthcare Center 4
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specializing In

Anal Anal Fissure Anal Manometry Anorectal Diseases Colon, rectal and anal cancer Colonoscopy Continent Ileostomy Crohn's Disease Diverticulitis Endoscopic polyp removal Fecal Incontinence Fistula Hemorrhoids Hereditary polyposis syndromes HIPEC (KAISER/SHIN only) Inflammatory bowel disease Minimally invasive/laparoscopic colon surgery Pilonidal disease Pouch Surgery Transanal Polyp Excision of Rectal Masses (TEMS/TAMIS) Ulcerative colitis

Heinz-Josef Lenzview profile

Practicing Locations

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
John C. Liphamview profile
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Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 4
Paul M. McFaddenview profile
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Practicing Locations

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Keck Hospital of USC
Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
USC Healthcare Center 2
USC Healthcare Center 4
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dilip Parekhview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
USC Healthcare Center 4
Omar  Ragabview profile

Practicing Locations

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specializing In

GI, Gyn, Sarcoma, Melanoma, and Brachytherapy

Hector C. Ramosview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
LAC+USC Medical Center
USC Healthcare Center 1
Ara Sahakianview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
Kamran Samakarview profile
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Practicing Locations

Keck Medicine of USC – Glendale
LAC+USC Medical Center
USC Healthcare Center 4
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Specializing In

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

Robert R. Selbyview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
USC Healthcare Center 4
Anisa Shakerview profile

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Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
Sarah Sheibaniview profile
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Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
Mohd R. Sheikhview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specializing In

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Linda S. Sherview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
Joongho  Shinview profile
video

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
Keck Medicine of USC – Glendale
USC Healthcare Center 4

Specializing In

Colorectal Surgery
Anal Fissure
Anal Manometry
Anorectal Diseases
Colon, Rectal, and Anal Cancer
Colonoscopy
Crohn's Disease
Diverticulitis
Endoscopic Polyp Removal
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
Fistula
Hemorrhoids
Hereditary Polyposis Syndromes
HIPEC
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Minimally Invasive Colon Surgery
Pilondial Disease
Pouch Surgery
Transanal Polyp Excision of Rectal Masses (TEMS/TAMIS)
Ulcerative Colitis

Edy Sofferview profile
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
Maria Stapferview profile

Practicing Locations

USC Healthcare Center 1
Sonia Tanejaview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specializing In

Gastroenterology

Jacques Van Damview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
Sean C. Wightmanview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Care Medical Group
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Specializing In

Thoracic Surgery

Shannon M. Zielsdorfview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Care Medical Group
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specializing In

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Keck Medicine of USC
Univeristy of Southern California
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.