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UCLA gastroenterology and GI surgery has again earned a top spot in the
U.S. News and World Report's 2015-16 Best Hospitals Honor Roll.
We are now ranked No. 4 in the nation!
UCLA Health hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica are ranked No. 3 in the nation. Learn More »

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  Dr. Emeran Mayer talks about the health promoting effects of the Medierranean diet and olive oil in this new video. Watch Video (scroll to bottom of video gallery page) »
The Center for Obesity and METabolic Health (COMET) offers clinical care for the management of fatty liver disease, endoscopic treatment for obesity and bariatric surgery. Learn More » 
Listen to an NPR segment with Dr. Fola May as she discusses why African-Americans are at a greater risk of colon cancer Link to NPR Segment Through Our News Page »

Healthy Gut Series - Interactive, Activity-Centered Nutrition Course - February 18 & 25, 2016

The series includes two classes for two hours each. Nancee Jaffe, registered dietitian, will discuss how to improve bowel habis, avoid reflux, combat gas and bloating as well as understand functional disorders such as IBS and the role of probiotics in digestive well-being. Click Here to Learn More and Register »


4th Annual UCLA-Mellinkoff GI and Hepatology Symposium

This CME/CE course is scheduled for March 11-13, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA. Click Here for Course Brochure and Full Agenda »

Minimally Invasive Treatments for Obesity

We offer non-invasive or minimally invasive bariatric procedures that may be suitable for patients who do not qualify for traditional, open bariatric surgery. We also offer a new procedures designed to address weight gain in those who have undergone roun-en-y gastric bypass surgery. Learn More About These New Endoscopic Procedures »

Meet Our Physicians

Jeffrey Conklin, MD
Jeffrey Conklin, MD
Medical Director, UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders
Director, Gastrointestinal Motor Function Laboratory

Our Expert Team »

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