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The UCLA digestive diseases team cares for routine and complex gastrointestinal problems. To learn more about our services, call 310-825-2631.

Upcoming Webinars

New webinars coming soon


Past Webinars

Dysphagia: Treatment and Evaluation
Live Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

UCLA gastroenterologist, Craig Gluckman, MD, addresses the most common causes of dysphagia - which can range from mild difficulty swallowing to complete and painful blockage - how it is diagnosed, and available treatment options.


GERD: Evaluation and Management of Acid Reflux
Live Date: Thursday, June 11, 2019

UCLA gastroenterologist, Lisa D. Lin, MD, MS, discusses symptoms of acid reflux, how to test for it and available treatment options.


Colon Cancer: Risk, Prevention, and Screening
Live Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Colon cancer is common but often preventable! UCLA gastroenterologist, Fola May, MD, PhD, MPhil, discusses an overview of colon and rectal cancer, including what causes disease, risk factors, and how to prevent it. She also discusses the different ways to screen for colon and rectal cancer, including stool-based screening tests and colonoscopy.


How to Manage Bloating
Live Date: July 31, 2018

Bloating is a common and very confusing symptom for patients and practitioners alike. Janelle Smith, MS, RDN and Nancee Jaffe, MS, RDN for a discussion about the causes of bloating, as well as tips and tricks to help reduce the bloat.


Treatment Options for Colon Polyps
Live Date: April 19, 2018

Alireza Sedarat, MD, GI interventional endoscopist, provides an overview of colon polyps and how they are treated, with a focus on endoscopic removal of large colon polyps to prevent progression to colon cancer.


The Mind-Gut Connection: Conversation Within Our Bodies
Live Date: June 20, 2017

Emeran A. Mayer, MD, director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, provides an overview of current science that shows the biological link between our brain and digestive systems and tips on how "to listen to your gut" and interpret the signals your body is sending you.


Achalasia: What You Should Know
Live Date: December 15, 2016

Is that heartburn, GERD, achalasia or something else? Alireza Sedarat, MD, interventional endoscopist, gives an overview of achalasia, a rare disporder that makes it difficult for food and liquid to pass into the stomach. Learn about the symptoms, how to diagnose the condition, and managing the effects of achalasia.


Deciphering the Gluten-Free Matrix: Should I Be On a Gluten-Free Diet?
Live Date - November 19, 2015

Nancee Jaffe, MS, RDN, registered dietitian for the UCLA Integrative Digestive Health and Wellness Program, discusses a gluten-free diet, including what gluten is, separating facts from fiction and who needs to be on a gluten-free diet.


Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
Live Date - August 28, 2013

Kevin Ghassemi, MD, associate director of clinical programs for the UCLA Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health, 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.