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Interventional Endoscopy


The interventional endoscopy team features world-renowned physicians performing the latest minimally invasive endoscopic procedures to treat a wide variety of digestive disorders. Our physicians are committed to providing the highest level of personalized care to our patients while utilizing the most advanced endoscopic techniques. At UCLA, we are committed to advancing the field of interventional endoscopy through groundbreaking research and the training of future leaders / endoscopists.

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 We are actively involved in several studies and clinical trials. Learn more about our extensive research »

Pre-oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) Procedure Used to Treat Achalasia

Alireza Sedarat, MD, interventional endoscopist for the Center for Esophageal Disorders and the UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, is only one of a few physicians offering POEM as a treatment option to reduce or elimiate the major symptoms of achalasia to improve quality of life. Learn more about achalasia and watch a POEM procedure video »


Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery

Weight gain after bariatric surgery is a common problem that occurs several years after the operation, often due to anatomic changes in the stomach and bowel. Learn more about the latest minimally-invasive techniques to treat weight gain and Dr. Rabindra Watson who serves as the bariatric endoscopist for the UCLA Center for Obesity and Metabolic Health. You can also listed to NPR and HCPLive interviews.

Learn more about the program and other endoscopic treatments for obesity »

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