The UCLA Gastric Surgery Program is part of a multidisciplinary approach to the diseases and problems related to the stomach, and is currently focused upon three areas:
The physicians participating in the Gastric Cancer program includes experienced gastric surgeons, gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. Our physicians have the experience and expertise to offer a variety of treatment options for the treatment of gastric cancer, from endoscopic techniques for the treatment of very early gastric cancers to complex operations for advanced cancers. The results of our approach have been remarkable, with overall and disease-free survival rates much higher than reported by other centers. In addition, we have able to minimize both early and long-term complications historically associated with surgery of the stomach. The Gastroparesis program is centered upon providing treatment options for patients who suffer from delayed emptying of the stomach. For many patients, medications have not helped their condition. We can offer the Enterra® gastric stimulation device, which has been shown to help up to 80% of patients with gastroparesis related to diabetes mellitus, and up to 50% of patients with gastroparesis due to other causes. The surgeons and gastroenterologists in the Gastric Surgery program can offer the decades of experience in evaluating and treating patients who have experienced complications of previous gastric surgery. This includes surgery previously performed for weight reduction, as well for other conditions.
General Surgery: Darryl Hiyama, MD
Medical Oncology: J. Randolph Hecht, MD Zev Wainberg, MD Saeed Sadeghi, MD
Gastroenterology: Raman Muthusamy, MD Rabindra Watson, MD Daniel Cho, MDRome Jutabha, MD
Radiation Oncology: Steve Lee, MD
Pathology: Galen Cortina, MD
Telephone number(310) 829-5471