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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) »
Functional GI disorders, including IBS, affect from 10 to 20 percent of Americans. Learn More » 
Help us answer some intriguing questions about how the brain and the gut influence each other. Those diagnosed with ulcerative colitis are needed for clinical trial. Learn more »

Treating Obesity and Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery - Free Community Lecture - June 25

Join Rabindra Watson, MD, bariatric endoscopist, as he discusses procedures that may be suitable for patients who do not qualify for traditional bariatric surgery. He will also discuss a new procedure that can help jump-start the weight loss process for those with weight regain after bariatric surgery. Register today »


Hepatitis C Initiative Established to Screen All Baby Boomers

"Hepatitis C is a major cause of liver disease, and now we can prevent these complications through early treatment," says Dr. Sammy Saab. "The biggest barrier to curing hepatitis C is knowing who is infected. That's why this initiative is so critical." Learn more »

Meet Our Physicians

Myron Tong, MD
Myron Tong, MD
Director, Hepatology Program, UCLA Medical Center Westwood

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