Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease

Screening

Colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death and can be preventable up to 60% of the time. If you are over 50 years old or you have one or more first degree members of your family with colon cancer, you should ask your doctor about screening colonoscopy.

Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease can silently lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. If you have risk factors for fatty liver disease such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and/or are overweight, you should ask your doctor to check your liver tests.

Digestive Disease Center

Pancreaticobiliary Center

We offer specialized options for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of pancreatic and biliary disease, including cancer and stone disease. Advanced endoscopic imaging and therapeutic techniques, including endoscopic cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and cholangioscopy, are performed in a new state-of-the-art facility. We also work closely with surgeons, oncologists, and radiologists to provide comprehensive care for complex diseases.

Center for Esophageal Disease

Our team of gastroesophageal and motility specialists provide expert diagnosis and medical treatment for disorders of swallowing (dysphagia), acid reflux (GERD), and Barrett’s esophagus. We also work closely with our renowned surgical colleagues to provide comprehensive care of esophageal disease.

Gastrointestinal Motility Laboratory and Consultative Center

The Gastrointestinal Motility program consists of physicians with special training and interest in diseases of gastrointestinal motility, including gastroparesis, achalasia, constipation and fecal incontinence. . We have opened a state-of-the-art motility laboratory which offers outpatient motility testing of the esophagus, stomach, small and large bowel, and anorectal/pelvic floor.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

USC’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center provides comprehensive care for patients with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, microscopic colitis, celiac disease and related illnesses. Our center is dedicated to patient care, patient/doctor education, as well as research to find a cure for this disease. Our team of experts includes gastroenterologists, surgeons, nutritionists, radiologists, and immunologists. This team meets regularly to discuss cases and devise optimal treatment plans to improve patient’s health and quality of care.

Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program

The Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program at USC/Norris Cancer Center offers a personalized approach to cancer risk assessment, screening, and prevention for people who have a high risk of developing gastrointestinal cancer, including those with Lynch and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP). Our expert team consists of gastroenterologists, oncologists, and genetic counselors.

General Gastroenterology Consultations & Endoscopy

In addition to routine colon cancer screenings, we provide diagnoses and treatments for a variety of medical problems related to the stomach and intestinal tract, including peptic ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal bleeding, and women’s gastrointestinal health. Our procedures are performed in a state-of-the-art facility equipped with high-definition scopes/monitors, enhanced digital flurosocopy and more. Center for Liver Diseases and Transplantation

Center for Liver Diseases and Transplantation

The USC Center for Liver Diseases and Transplantation is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of hepatologists (liver specialists), surgeons, radiologists, nurses and coordinators—all dedicated to the care of patients with chronic liver disease.   We evaluate patients for liver transplantation and provide comprehensive pre-transplant and post-transplant care.