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Upcoming Webinars

Achalasia: What You Should Know - Webinar
December 15, 2016 - 11:30 am PST

Is that heartburn, GERD, achalasia or something else? Join UCLA gastroenterologist Alireza Sedarat, MD, for an overview of achalasia, a rare disporder that makes it difficult for food and liquid to pass into the stomach. Learn about the symptoms, how to diagnose the condition, and managing the effects of achalasia. Click here to register »

Past Webinars


Deciphering the Gluten-Free Matrix - Should I Be On a Gluten-Free Diet?
Live Date - November 19, 2015

Nancee Jaffe, MS, RD, registered dietitian for the UCLA Digestive Health and Nutrition Clinic, discusses a gluten-free diet, including what gluten is, separating facts from fiction and who needs to be on a gluten-free diet.


Treating Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery
Live Date - January 28, 2015

UCLA bariatric endoscopist Rabindra R. Watson, MD, discusses weight gain after bariatric surgery, a common problem that occurs several years after the operation often due to anatomic changes in the stomach and bowel. Dr. Watson will cover the mechanisms of weight gain, how bariatric surgery works, why patients may regain weight after surgery, and the latest techniques to treat weight regain.


Dr. Christina HaUnderstanding the Basics of IBD: What You Need to Know
Live Date - July 31, 2013

UCLA digestive disease expert Christina Ha, MD, discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. This webinar will help patients understand inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) so they can get the most out of their appointments with their physicians. Viewers will learn how to identify potential flares, discuss symptoms with their physician, and understand the short- and long-term rationale behind treatments.




Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
Live Date - August 28, 2013

UCLA gastroenterologist Kevin Ghassemi, MD, discusses Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), including symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and dietary considerations.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus that in adults can cause difficulty swallowing, heartburn, vomiting, or abdominal and chest pain. In children, EoE symptoms can include poor growth, weight loss, a poor appetite or even refusing to eat.


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