Advanced Endoscopic Procedures

Advanced Endoscopic Procedures

Dr. Saliminejad is the Director of Advanced Interventional Gastroenterology Services at MemorialCare Todd Cancer Center as well as an associate with Long Beach Gastroenterology Associates. “Dr. Sal”, completed his Medicine residency and GI fellowship at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Gastroenterology. Dr. Sal came to us from Southern Illinois University (SIU) where he served as the Director of Advanced Endoscopy and Chief of the Gastroenterology Division at SIU.

Below is a listing of advanced procedures that can now be performed at MemorialCare Medical Center

  • Endoscopic Zenker's diverticulectomy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection of early esophageal cancer and dysplasia
  • Esophageal stent placement for benign and malignant condition
  • Endoscopic management of difficult esophageal strictures
  • Difficult to treat esophageal variceal treatment with banding and injection
  • Endoscopic management of esophageal fistula
  • Esophageal and gastric cancer staging with endoscopic ultrasound
  • EUS guided liver biopsy
  • EUS guided cyst gastrostomy
  • EUS guided biopsy of pancreatic cyst and cancer
  • EUS guided biopsy of suspicious lymph nodes
  • Endoscopic management of early gastric cancer with EMR
  • ERCP in patients with altered anatomy
  • ERCP and endoscopic management of difficult stones
  • ERCP and cholangioscopy with laser lithotripsy
  • Endoscopic management of duodenal adenoma and tumor

For the Lower GI Tract:

  • Endoscopic management of malignant colon cancer and obstruction
  • Endoscopic management of benign and malignant colon strictures
  • Endoscopic management of difficult internal hemorrhoids and bleeding
  • Endoscopic management of large and difficult to manage colon and rectal polyps
  • Staging of rectal cancer with endoscopic ultrasound
  • EUS guided biopsy of pelvic tumor and collections from rectum
  • Colon decompression tube placement for chronic obstruction
  • Endoscopic management of complications of IBD
  • Endoscopic management of perforations and fistula