Education & Resources


Community education lectures on GERD are held quarterly. View our latest class schedule.


The Digestive Disease Surgical Center is located within Hoag Cancer Center:
1 Hoag Drive, PO Box 6100
Newport Beach, CA 92663-6100
3rd floor of the Cancer Center

New Patient Packet

Download and complete the New Patient Packet prior to your initial office visit. Please bring this completed paperwork to your appointment. With any questions, call 949-764-5350.

New Patient Packet - Newport Beach

New Patient Packet - Irvine


Click on the links below for helpful diet and educational resources for pre- and post-surgery.

Diets for GI Disease

  • GERD Diet​​ - For patients needing to decrease symptoms associated with the reflux of gastric fluid into the esophagus.
  • Gastroperesis is often improved with a low fat diet combined with a Low Fiber or Low Residue Diet.
    • ​A Low Fiber Diet is often prescribed as a dietary treatment for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, acute diverticular disease, colostomy or ileostomy, and before or after lower bowel surgery.
    • A Low Residue Diet is designed to avoid mechanical irritation of the gastrointestinal tract and reduce absorbable residue in the colon.

Post-Surgical Diets

Tube Feeding

Tube feeding ​is for any person with a functioning gastrointestinal tract who is unable to eat a normal diet or who is unable to eat enough to stay healthy.