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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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New Medical Director

Dr. Jeffrey L. Conklin recently came to UCLA as Medical Director of the UCLA Center for Esophageal Diseases and the Director of the Gastrointestinal Motor Function Laboratory. He has been selected to Best Doctors in America, Los Angeles Super Doctors and Consumers Checkbooks Best Doctor. Click here learn more »


V. Raman MuthusamyTreating Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Strictures

In treating Barrett's Esophagus, "the key is to accurately determine the level and extent of the disease, in order to choose the appropriate care," explains V. Raman Muthusamy, MD director of UCLA's Interventional Endoscopy Program. Read more »

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) - Webinar
Live Date was 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. 

2013 Best Doctors


Voted Best Doctors 2013

Ten Physicians at the UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders are named Best Doctors. Read More»

UCLA Rated One of the Top Hospitals in the Nation