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High Demand for Integration
Doron Kahana, M.D. is a gastroenterologist who has been met with positive responses from both doctors and patients for his unorthodox reliance on medical nutrition, along with regular endoscopy, to treat patients with gastrointestinal disease. He recently opened a private clinic called the Center for Digestive Health and Nutritional Excellence (CDHNE) where patients are monitored with dietary logs and analytic dietary consultations and given recipes that encourage a regular diet of plant-based products and a high intake of pre-biotics. He also practices at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical center in Torrance, California.
Achieving Such Great Heights
Ariel Malamud, M.D. practices gastroenterology in East Los Angeles, California at his own private practice as well as with fellow doctors at White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC), a non-profit community teaching hospital. He has been seeing patients at both of these locations for more than 10 years, specializing in biliary, pancreatic and regular endoscopy. He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). On his days off, Dr. Ariel Malamud enjoys hiking with a group of fellow doctors from the hospital. They recently climbed up the trails of Mount Whitney in Northern California.
Rooting for the Team
From a full day in his lab coat seeing patients and performing highly delicate medical procedures to an evening in red and gold rooting for his favorite football team the San Francisco 49ers a typical workday after 3 years is anything but monotonous for Arnab Biswas, D.O. Raised in the bustling urban center of Queens, New York, Dr. Biswas moved out West as a young student and gradually worked his way through gastroenterologist training with a degree from medical school, an internship and residency work at Penn State University and several prestigious Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship programs. He is happily practicing now in Southern California s High Desert at The Gastro Group in Victorville.
Endoscopic Ultrasound and its Utilization
At the 2011 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting held by the American College of Gastroenterology at the end of October of last year, the endoscopic ultrasound, or EUS, was a popular topic of debate among doctors studying ultrasonography in endoscopy. The relatively new endoscopy test has become, along with other medical imaging techniques, a standard way of differentiating between early stages of esophageal cancer in patients. Exact methodology of how to use endoscopic ultrasound to stage cancerous lesions has not yet been widely agreed upon. But the outcome of such discussions among gastroenterology professionals may affect the type of treatments prescribed to patients with esophageal cancer in the United States.