Gastroenterology

Your Health. Your Hospital

Gastroenterology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that concerns the gastrointestinal tract, namely organs such as the stomach, the liver, the pancreas and the intestines. Our gastroenterologists have extensive knowledge of the conditions and diseases that can affect this part of the body, as well as vast experience in diagnosing and treating these health problems. For a correct and accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan, come to Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital.

We Gladly Accommodate Our Patients’ Needs

We place great emphasis on the comfort of our patients, and we always make sure to create a relaxing and compassionate environment so that you can easily open up about your symptoms and suffering. This will allow our gastroenterologists to thoroughly evaluate your health and subsequently order the necessary tests and exams for your specific health issue.

When you have a diagnosis, they will prescribe you the most effective treatment, which usually involves medication. However, surgery may be necessary for people with malignant diseases that affect their gastrointestinal tract. We perform minimally invasive surgery whenever possible to ensure a speedy recovery and a low risk of postoperative complications.

Multiple Tests for Accurate Diagnoses

If you experience distressing symptoms concerning the gastrointestinal tract, such as vomiting and nausea, we encourage you to visit the medical experts of Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital for a correct diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan.

After a complete medical history overview, our gastroenterologists will conduct a physical exam, which will be followed by one or multiple tests whose purpose is to assign you a correct and precise diagnosis.

The exams our gastroenterology patients typically undergo at our hospital consist of laboratory and imaging tests, as well as endoscopic procedures. Some of the most common and effective tests and exams in diagnosing gastroenterological conditions and diseases we employ are:

  • anorectal manometry
  • capsule endoscopy
  • colonoscopy
  • colorectal transit study
  • computed tomography scan
  • defecography
  • esophageal manometry
  • esophageal pH monitoring
  • esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • fecal occult blood test
  • gastric manometry
  • lower gastrointestinal series
  • oropharyngeal motility study
  • radioisotope gastric-emptying scan
  • sigmoidoscopy
  • stool culture
  • ultrasound
  • upper gastrointestinal series
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • MRCP
  • ERCP

Our Gastroenterologists Specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Numerous Conditions

The gastroenterologists at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital have the expertise to diagnose and treat the entire spectrum of diseases and conditions involving the gastrointestinal tract. The gastroenterological conditions we often treat include: