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UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases


UCLA gastroenterology and GI surgery ranked to No. 4 in the nation, according to a U.S.News & World Report survey that reviewed patient-outcomes data, reputation among physicians and other care-related factors. This makes us, once again, Best in the West! Learn More »

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Fecal microbial transplantation for patients with refractory Clostridium difficile infection available at UCLA. Learn More »


Nonprescription Supplements and Pain Relievers Contribute to Liver Damage Dr. Francisco Durazo discusses a condition known as hepatotoxicity. Read article » 

  Listen to an NPR segment with Dr. Rabindra Watson as he discusses treating weight gain after bariatric surgery Link to NPR Segment »


Free Community Lectures - Nutrition for GI Disorders and Colon Cancer Screening

Check out our calendar of events. Our registered dietitian, Nancee Jaffe, will provide simple dietary and lifestyle tips to help manage diarrhea, constipation, gas/bloating and acid reflux. Dr. Michael Jean will discuss colon cancer screenings. Register for Free Classes »

The Center for Obesity and METabolic Health (COMET)

COMET was established to serve as a collaborative effort dedicated to advancing research and clinical care in the areas of obesity and metabolic health. Clinical programs include management of fatty liver disease, bariatric surgery and endoscopic treatment for obesity. Learn More About COMET »

How Your Gut Bacteria Influences Your Emotions and The Mysterious Origins of Gut Feelings

Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD, director of the Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress, was featured in a June 29 NPR "On Point with Tom Ashbrook" on how gut bacteria influences emotions. Dr. Mayer was also the speaker at the annual UCLA TEDx event on May 30. Click Here for NPR Interview and UCLA TEDx Video »

UCLA Rated One of the Top Hospitals in the Nation