Caitlin C. Houghton, MD

Minimally Invasive General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery, Foregut Surgery
Accepting New Patients


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1450 San Pablo St. HC4 - Suite 6200 , Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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350 Old Newport Blvd. , Newport Beach, CA 92663

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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About Caitlin C. Houghton, MD

Dr. Houghton is an esteemed member of the Upper GI and General Surgery Division and serves patients at our Keck Hospital and Hoag locations. Dr. Houghton graduated with honors from Wayne State Medical School in Detroit. She then completed her surgical residency at UC Irvine before heading to UC San Diego, where she completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Advanced Endoscopic Surgery.

Dr. Houghton has a particular expertise in robotic surgery. She continues to expand her skills in this area, and has been involved in setting up a robotic surgery training program for residents. Her other clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hiatal and paraesophageal hernias, and esophageal motility disorders, including achalasia. She has been intstrumental in starting our Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) program at USC.

I strive to provide each patient state-of-the-art care by using robotics and surgical innovations to personalize procedures and enhance recovery.


  • Minimally Invasive General Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Foregut Surgery
Areas of Focus

Foregut Surgery

Advanced Endoscopy

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Hiatal Hernias

Paraesophageal Hernias


Robotic Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Academic Title
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Insurances Accepted

Note: Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted.

Benefits among health plans and employers vary. Please contact your health plan to verify benefits and network providers for specific products. It is important to note that not all of our providers participate in all of a health plan's products or networks.

  • First Health
  • Watchtower
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Pacificare
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brand New Day
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Health Net
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Interplan
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • NEXT
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network
  • Medicare

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  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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