UC San Diego Health gastrointestinal (GI) and general surgeons are specialists in state-of-the-art surgical care of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, surrounding tissue and organs, and transplantation. We are at the forefront of minimally invasive surgical capability in the nation for procedures of the entire digestive process.
Working side-by-side with leading medical experts in gastroenterology and oncology, the GI surgery team is organized into treatment teams for various conditions.
Areas of Expertise
GI Cancer Surgery
Our surgical oncologists are fighting GI cancers in advanced and aggressive ways. At UC San Diego Health, you have access to clinical trials to assess new cancer treatment regimens via the fully integrated translational oncology program.
The bariatric surgery team at UC San Diego Bariatric and Metabolic Institute offers sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding, gastric bypass, revisional bypass and gastric plication. Our advanced surgical procedures are changing the course of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Using a combination of minimally invasive and open surgical techniques, surgeons specialize in diseases of the esophagus, stomach and other foregut organs.
UC San Diego surgeons skilled in advanced surgical techniques to treat the most challenging hernias - whether inguinal, umbilical or ventral/incisional. UC San Diego Health was the first in the world to perform “scarless” hernia surgery.
Center for Transplantation
Our transplant programs include liver, kidney, pancreas, heart, lung, combination heart-lung, and blood and marrow/stem cell.
Our colon and rectal surgery program is a long-standing leader in expert, innovative care of the colon, rectum and anus.