Esophagus and Stomach Program
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Hoag Esophagus & Stomach Program
Meet our Physician Leader
John C. Lipham, M.D., is the Foregut Cancer Program Director and Chief of USC Affiliated Academic Programs at Hoag. He is Associate Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Dr. Lipham’s clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of GERD, esophageal motility disorders, and malignant diseases of the esophagus and stomach, as well as complex general surgery issues.
Advanced Care for Esophagus and Stomach
Our collaborative team includes nationally recognized esophageal and gastric surgeons and board-certified gastroenterologists with special interest and expertise in esophageal and stomach disorders. The highly skilled Digestive Health team works in collaboration with other specialties in a multidisciplinary approach with patient experience at the center.
Diseases and Conditions Treated
Diseases and conditions treated through Hoag Esophagus and Stomach Services include:
Procedures offered through Hoag Esophagus and Stomach Services include:
Treatments offered through Hoag Esophagus and Stomach Services include:
Innovative Technology and Treatment
Hoag is one of only a few centers in California offering the revolutionary LINX Reflux Management System, an FDA-approved device that treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and relieves acid reflux symptoms, such as heartburn, regurgitation and nausea.
Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that corrects a weakened esophageal sphincter, which causes chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Hoag’s skilled physician team offers TIF as a treatment option for patients suffering from GERD symptoms.
We Are Here for You
Hoag's Digestive Health Institute offers the most skilled providers for your simple to complex digestive disorders. Our multidisciplinary team is subspecialized and works collaboratively to provide the greatest level of care, tailored uniquely to you.