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Winter 2022

Advanced Endoscopy Sets Its Scopes on the Future of Digestive Health

Advanced endoscopy holds a special place in digestive health care. Minimally invasive with virtually no side effects, an endoscopy can diagnose and treat a growing number of gastrointestinal issues, from hernias to polyps to cancer, with just the use of a long, thin scope. As interventional medicine has progressed from open surgery, to laparoscopic, to … Read More

Winter 2022

Hoag Introduces AI in Colonoscopy Screenings

Hoag is the first hospital in California to offer an artificial intelligence (AI) enhancement to patients receiving a colonoscopy. Using the GI Genius™ intelligent endoscopy module, Hoag’s physicians have begun putting the promise of AI to work in detecting polyps and other colorectal abnormalities with added confidence. “This is a powerful new tool in our … Read More

Winter 2022

Ask the Clinician – Lee F. Carter, M.D.

Q: A body scan found calcium (plaque) in my arteries. What should I do? A: Your arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from your heart to your body’s tissues. Healthy arteries are free of plaque that can restrict blood flow. Blockages can begin to build up in the arteries when fat starts to enter the lining of … Read More

Winter 2022

Ask the Clinicians – James Suchy, M.D.

Q: What type of patients do sports medicine physicians treat? A: A common misconception is that sports medicine physicians only care for competitive athletes. In fact, we treat everyone from youth athletes and weekend warriors to active people and elite athletes. When you see us, you are seeing a medical provider who is passionate about keeping you … Read More

Winter 2022

Ask the Clinicians – Victor Yu, M.D.

Q: What clinical advancements are offered for the treatment of gastrointestinal issues? A: As part of a group of doctors who take care of the majority of inpatients at Hoag, I am often managing patients with severe acute gastrointestinal (GI) issues, such as acute GI bleeding. GI bleeding can sometimes be challenging to manage, often … Read More

Ask the Clinicians – Shawn Zardouz, M.D.

Q: What are some emerging treatments for chronic low back pain and neuropathy? A: Approximately 30 million individuals suffer from peripheral neuropathy and one in five individuals suffer from chronic lower back pain in the United States. Relatively newer treatments for the pain associated with peripheral neuropathy and lower back pain include spinal cord stimulation … Read More

Winter 2022

Nutrition Labels: What You Need to Know

Get ready for the new year with a renewed focus on your health. Focusing on healthy eating, which includes making smart food choices, is a great way to prioritize your health. Our Hoag Medical Group physician provided some helpful tips when making selections during shopping. The next time you are at the grocery store, take … Read More

Fall 2021

A Message from Robert T. Braithwaite

Dear Neighbors, I’m happy to report Hoag has been named by U.S. News & World Report as the highest-ranking hospital in Orange County, the fourth-best hospital in greater Los Angeles metropolitan area and the ninth-best in the state. This is the fifth year that Hoag has enjoyed such a high ranking. So why mention it … Read More

Fall 2021

This Open Enrollment Season, Get to Know Hoag

As companies return to work, people have a renewed focus and are making careful considerations when choosing a trusted health care partner this open enrollment season. To get to know your options – and make the best decision for you and your family – get to know Hoag. Hoag is the highest-ranked hospital in Orange … Read More

Fall 2021

Hoag at Home Program Brings Quality Care to Your Home

With the recent launch of Hoag at Home, experienced doctors are making house calls, offering comprehensive, high-quality and personalized care to patients in the comfort of their homes. Hoag at Home represents an evolution in Hoag’s commitment to the community and a recognition of the changing demographics of the county. People are living longer, healthier … Read More