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Our expert interventional endoscopy team includes skilled physicians who perform minimally invasive endoscopic procedures to treat GI disorders. Call 310-825-2631 to connect with a specialist.

Both in the laboratory and through clinical trials, our experts are constantly testing and implementing new technologies.

We pioneer techniques that propel this rapidly growing field forward. Our team sets guidelines that define and advance the standard of care throughout the country.

Faculty

Raman Muthusamy, MD, MAS

Raman Muthusamy, MD, MAS

Medical Director of Endoscopy, UCLA Health / Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Muthusamy is recognized as a leader in advanced endoscopic procedures. His clinical research interests focus on the evaluation of existing and new endoscopic technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders. Dr. Muthusamy also has recently focused on the development of quality metrics in endoscopy and methods to improve the safety and efficiency of endoscopy care with a particular focus on endoscope reprocessing and duodenoscope associated transmission of infections.

Danny Issa, MD

Danny Issa, MD

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases

Dr. Issa is a gastroenterologist and interventional and bariatric endoscopist whose focuses on using minimally-invasive approaches to diagnose and treat digestive diseases such as obesity, pancreas and bile ducts disorders, esophagus and stomach conditions, hiatal hernia, gastroparesis, fatty liver disease, hemorrhoids, colon polyps and early cancer lesions. He has a particular interest in bariatric endoscopy and obesity medicine and co-leads the endoscopic bariatric program at UCLA.

Stephen Kim, MD

Stephen Kim, MD

Director, Faculty Career Development in Advanced Endoscopy

Dr. Kim’s clinical focus involves the application of advanced endoscopic procedures in the diagnosis, treatment and palliation of various gastrointestinal disorders. He is proficient in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), ERCP, endoluminal stenting, deep enteroscopy, and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of large colon polyps. His research and clinical interests lie in the endoscopic management of pancreatic diseases.

Alireza Sedarat, MD

Alireza Sedarat, MD

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Dr. Sedarat joined UCLA in 2013 as a member of the interventional endoscopy within the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases. His clinical interests encompass the development and application of advanced endoscopic techniques and interventions to diagnose, stage, treat and palliate a range of benign and malignant gastrointestinal disorders. 

Adarsh M. Thaker, MD

Adarsh M. Thaker, MD

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Dr. Thaker is an advanced endoscopist with particular interest in bariatric and metabolic endoscopy as well as other minimally invasive endoscopic procedures which help fill the gap between medical management and traditional surgery. He is co-leading the bariatric endoscopy program at UCLA, which is now among the busiest endoscopic weight loss centers on the west coast. 


Faculty Career Development in Advanced Endoscopy

Sushrut "Sujan" Thiruvengadam, MD

Sushrut Thiruvengadam, MD

Health Sciences Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA