Treatments for Stomach & Esophageal Diseases in Santa Monica
Difficulty consuming foods or pain associated with eating or drinking often involve the stomach and esophagus. As the beginning of the digestive tract, the esophagus and stomach encounter food and liquids in their original form as it is broken down by the digestive fluids. A variety of medical conditions can hinder the digestive process, causing discomfort and nutritional problems. Dr. Danny Shouhed is a top gastrointestinal surgeon who offers treatments for stomach and esophageal diseases in Santa Monica.
From hiatal hernias and GISTs (gastrointestinal sarcoma tumor) to GERD and esophageal dysmotility, Dr. Shouhed has extensive experience in performing treatments for stomach and esophageal diseases. Dr. Shouhed has earned a reputation as one of the top gastrointestinal surgeons in the greater Los Angeles area and one of the leading surgeons in robotic and minimally-invasive surgery. When treating digestive disorders, Dr. Shouhed opts to use the least invasive treatment method to obtain the best results. If surgery is required, there are many laparoscopic and minimally-invasive methods that can be used for stomach and esophageal treatment or repairs.
Stomach and Esophageal Disorders and Symptoms
Many medical disorders in the stomach and esophagus can cause discomfort or difficulty with consuming foods and beverages. Problems with swallowing, stomach pain, heartburn, nausea and vomiting are all common symptoms of a variety of esophagus and stomach disorders. The symptoms for common issues like GERD and heartburn can be similar to more serious digestive disorders like gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) or rare conditions like achalasia. Dr. Shouhed has the experience and expertise to diagnose digestive disorders to ensure our patients receive the right treatment plan for their specific condition.
Stomach and esophagus discomfort or problems swallowing or keeping food down should never be ignored. Disorders involving the foregut can result in damage to the tissues, causing more serious problems in the future. A proper diagnosis and treatment plan can resolve many stomach and esophageal diseases in the early stages and prevent serious complications.
If you are experiencing symptoms in the esophagus or stomach and you live near Beverly Hills or Santa Monica, treatment is available at the practice of Danny Shouhed, M.D. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and exam with one of the Los Angeles area’s top board certified general and gastrointestinal surgeon.