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Bariatric/Minimally Invasive Surgery

Life after sleeve gastrectomy
Life After Sleeve Gastrectomy

A life long struggle with obesity ends in success for patients undergoing minimally invasive bariatric surgery at UCLA. Hear their stories following the gastric sleeve procedure and watch as they reclaim their lives.
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Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Surgery patient education video


Colon Cancer Screening

Colon cancer screening can find cancer early, when it’s easier to treat. There are several kinds of screening tests. Your healthcare provider can help you decide which is best for you.
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Endocrine Center

Endorrine Surgery Patient Education video
Parathyroid Surgery

UCLA endocrine surgeon Michael Yeh, MD -- Primary hyperparathyroidism is the most common cause of high blood calcium level in the general population. In this disease, one or more of the parathyroid glands makes too much parathyroid hormone (PTH). This leads to calcium being taken out of the bones (which can cause osteoporosis) and gastrointestinal tract and being put into the blood stream.
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Gastrointestinal Surgery

Barretts Esophagus Patient Education Video
What is Barrett's Esophagus?

Sometimes fluid from the stomach backs up into the lower esophagus. This is called reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Over time, reflux may cause the cells in the lower esophagus to change. This condition is called Barrett's esophagus. In some cases, this issue leads to esophageal cancer.
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Diverticulitis Patient Education Video



Diverticuli are herniations in the muscular layer of the colon that make small, saclike swellings. Diverticulitis occurs when diverticuli become inflamed and infected. This video looks at the possible causes of this condition, typical symptoms, and available treatments.

Gallbladder Surgery Patient Education video
Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)

Stones in the gallbladder can cause painful symptoms and put you at risk of other problems. See how the stones form, and why you may need surgery to remove the gland.

GERD Patient Education Video
GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is more commonly known as acid indigestion or heartburn. It is a burning feeling behind the breastbone. This video takes a look at the possible causes of GERD, typical symptoms, and when treatment is warranted.

Hernia Clinic

Hernia Patient Education Video

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

During laparoscopic hernia surgery, your surgeon will make a few small cuts (incisions) in your lower belly. He or she will insert a thin flexible tube (laparoscope) into one of the cuts. The tube has a tiny video camera in it that is attached to a screen. This lets your healthcare provider see inside your belly. He or she uses long thin tools in the other cuts to repair the hernia with mesh.
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Hiatal Hernia Patient Education Video
Hiatal Hernia

In a hiatal hernia, part of your stomach pushes up into an opening (the hiatus) in your diaphragm. The diaphragm is the muscle between your stomach and your chest. In most cases, your food pipe (esophagus) goes through the hiatus and joins your stomach. But with a hiatal hernia, the top part of your stomach moves up through that opening into your chest.
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