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Upper G.I. Surgery

The Upper GI Surgery program is internationally recognized for their research and clinical outcomes in treating benign and cancerous diseases of the Esophagus and Stomach and is part of the renowned USC Digestive Disease Center. The USC Digestive Disease Center provides a patient-centered, integrated team approach using the best in evidence-based medicine, progressive technology and innovative treatment options for complex Upper GastroIntestinal Disease. Patients are evaluated by a  highly specialized surgical team who work collaboratively with our nationally recognized GI and medical oncology specialists. Utilizing the superior diagnostic and treatment modalities, USC's experienced team provides patients with a thorough evaluation and accurate diagnosis to establish a tailored treatment plan.

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At Keck Medical Center of USC, we have pioneered many of the minimally invasive techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of Esophageal Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, Gastric Cancer, GERD, Hiatal Hernias, Swallowing Disorders and Gastroparesis. We have one of the highest volumes and best outcomes of complex esophageal and gastric surgeries in California. Our surgeons at USC also employ many diagnostic and therapeutic techniques that are not available at any other center in the region.


Keck USC Upper GI division is proud to partner with EndoStim, a new, minimally-invasive approach to GERD treatment, designed to restore normal function to the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). If you are interested in participating in the LESS GERD Trial, please go to to see if you qualify.

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LESS GERD Trial brochure

View/download LESS GERD brochure (PDF file, 5.5MB)


Esophagus Diseases

Stomach Diseases

  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastric pacemaker (Enterra) for the treatment of Gastroparesis
  • GastroIntestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Minimally invasive resection techniques for esophageal and gastric cancer
  • Complex re-operative Esophageal & Gastric surgery
  • High-volume center for esophageal and gastric resections


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University of Southern California
Upper G.I. and General Surgery

1450 San Pablo Street
Healthcare Consultation Center 4
Suite 6200
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Phone: (323) 442-6868
Fax: (323) 865-9630

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