Our Program

The internationally recognized esophageal surgeons at Keck Medicine of USC provide expertise and treatment across a wide variety of esophageal and digestive issues. Our surgeons treat esophageal cancer, or cancer of the tube that runs from the throat to the stomach, including squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma.

We also treat swallowing disorders and help patients manage such conditions as GERD and Barrett’s esophagus. If untreated, these conditions can lead to esophageal cancer.

Keck Medicine of USC also offers expert surgical services for the treatment of gastroparesis, a stomach disorder in which delayed gastric emptying causes discomfort, nausea and vomiting. We offer effective surgical treatments for patients who have been diagnosed with this condition, using minimally invasive, laparoscopic approaches whenever possible.

Learn more about our full range of services related to diagnosing and treating esophageal and digestive issues at digestive.keckmedicine.org.

Our Approach

Our patients are evaluated by a highly specialized and collaborative team of physicians. Our surgeons work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary network of gastrointestinal specialists and oncologists to provide patients with a thorough evaluation, accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plan.

Keck Medicine of USC physicians are recognized leaders in developing groundbreaking new technologies to treat esophageal conditions, offering patients the most effective and least invasive options available.

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Our Surgeons

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Specializing In

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

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Practicing Locations

USC Healthcare Center 4
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 4
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Practicing Locations

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Keck Hospital of USC
Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
USC Healthcare Center 2
USC Healthcare Center 4
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Practicing Locations

Keck Medicine of USC – Glendale
LAC+USC Medical Center
USC Healthcare Center 4
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
Keck Medicine of USC – Glendale
USC Healthcare Center 4
USC Surgery - Glendale
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital