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UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders


The UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders provides a multi-disciplinary approach focused upon efficient and precise evaluation and treatment.
Our program features specialists in gastroenterology, endoscopy, surgery, oncology, pathology, radiology and nutrition all devoted to the very best in patient care. Learn more »

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Esophageal Motility

Motility disorders can affect any part of the GI tract. Potential symptoms include: difficulty swallowing, chest pain, and heartburn. Learn more about our procedures to test esophageal function »  



What is Achalasia? What are Treatment Options?

Alireza Sedarat, MD gives an overview on achalasia and discusses a new procedure, per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), as a treatment option. Click here for more information and to view video »


Center for Esophageal Disorders Physicians Voted Best Doctors in America for 2015-2016

The following physicians were recognized (left to right):
(top row) Dinesh Chhetri, Jeffrey L. Conklin, O. Joe Hines, (middle row) Barbara Kadell, Percy Lee, Steve Lee, (bottom row) V. Raman Muthusamy, Bennett Roth, Hanlin L. Wang, MD, PhD
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Treating Barrett's Esophagus

V. Raman Muthusamy, MD talks about "what is Barrett's Esophagus and how it should be managed" at a recent community lecture. View videos from event »

UCLA Rated One of the Top Hospitals in the Nation