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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.

Physicians

Raman Muthusamy, MD, MAS

Raman Muthusamy, MD, MAS

Gastroenterology| Interventional Gastroenterology
Primary Location
UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases
100 Medical Plaza
Suite 700
Los Angeles, California 90095
Areas of Focus
Transoral incisionless fundoplication (tif)
Endoscopic ultrasound
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
Accepting new patients
Danny Issa, MD

Danny Issa, MD

Gastroenterology| Interventional Gastroenterology
Average rating: 4.8
(61 ratings)  
Primary Location
West Hills Primary & Specialty Care
7345 Medical Center Drive
Suite 420
West Hills, California 91307
Areas of Focus
Obesity and weight loss therapy
Overstitch endoscopic suturing
Esophageal cancer
Accepting new patients
Stephen Kim, MD

Stephen Kim, MD

Gastroenterology| Interventional Gastroenterology
Primary Location
UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases
100 Medical Plaza
Suite 700
Los Angeles, California 90095
Areas of Focus
Pancreatitis
Pancreatic pseudocyst
Pancreatic mass
Accepting new patients
Jennifer Kolb, MD, MS

Jennifer Kolb, MD, MS

Interventional Gastroenterology| Gastroenterology
Primary Location
UCLA Health Torrance Digestive Diseases
2780 Skypark Drive
Suite 125
Torrance, California 90505
Areas of Focus
Endoscopic mucosal resection of esophagus
Esophageal cancer
Polyps
Accepting new patients
Alireza Sedarat, MD

Alireza Sedarat, MD

Gastroenterology| Interventional Gastroenterology
Primary Location
Santa Monica Digestive Diseases
1223 16th Street
Suite 3100
Santa Monica, California 90404
Areas of Focus
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (esd)
Obesity and weight loss therapy
Peroral endoscopic myotomy
Accepting new patients
Adarsh M. Thaker, MD

Adarsh M. Thaker, MD

Gastroenterology| Interventional Gastroenterology
Average rating: 4.9
(33 ratings)  
Primary Location
Santa Monica Digestive Diseases
1223 16th Street
Suite 3100
Santa Monica, California 90404
Areas of Focus
Transoral incisionless fundoplication (tif)
Obesity and weight loss therapy
Endoscopic mucosal resection of large colon polyps
Accepting new patients

Nurse Practitioner

Basak J. Kanlilar-Ruiz, NP

Basak J. Kanlilar-Ruiz, NP

Interventional Gastroenterology| Gastroenterology
Primary Location
General Surgery
100 Medical Plaza
Suite 700
Los Angeles, California 90095
Accepting new patients

Faculty Career Development in Advanced Endoscopy

Christopher Paiji, MD

Christopher Paiji, MD
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine

Dr. Paiji completed his undergraduate training with a public policy major at Stanford University. He attended University of California Irvine, School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and received the Gustave D. Suffin Award for Outstanding Graduating Student in internal medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital followed by gastroenterology fellowship training at UCLA.

Dr. Paiji’s academic interests include investigating emerging technologies in endoscopy for early diagnosis of gastrointestinal malignancies and treatment of malignant and benign pancreatobiliary disorders. His research has focused on cholangioscopy-guided biopsies for indeterminate biliary strictures, endoscopic ultrasound for identifying advanced-grade pancreatic cysts and lumen apposing metal stents for management of pancreatic fluid collections. He is also interested in education and enjoys helping fellows improve their endoscopic skills.

Dr. Paiji is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in gastroenterology. He is an active member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology and American Gastroenterological Association.