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


Treating Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery - Free Community Lecture in Bakersfield, CA

Dr. Rabindra Watson will discuss the mechanisms of weight gain; how bariatric surgery works; why patints may regain weight after surgery; and the latest minimally-invasive techniques to treat weight gain. The lecture will be held at the Southwest Library in Bakersfield on Saturday, October 24.

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3rd Annual GI Issues for the Primary Care Physician - November 7, 2015

This CME program is designed as a case-based approach to managing common GI disorders.

Click Here for Course Brochure and Full Agenda »

In the News

  • Dr. Emeran Mayer was featured in an NPR "On Point with Tom Ashbrook" on how gut bacteria influences emotions
  • Dr. Dimitrios Iliopoulos was quoted in a Forbes article on "Can Antibiotics Prevent Deaths From Stomach Cancer?"
  • Dr. Emeran Mayer spoke on "The Mysterious Origins of Gut Feelings" at the annual UCLA TEDx event
  • Dr. Dimitrios Iliopoulos was quoted in IBD and MedicalXpress on an article "Breakthrough Experimental Therapy for Colon Cancer and Chronic IBD"

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  • Meet Our Physicians

    Daniel Hommes, MD, PhD
    Daniel Hommes, MD, PhD
    Director: Clinical Care & Clinical Research, UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
    Director, Quality Initiative Program

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