Our Services

General Gastroenterology Services

Colonoscopy: 

Accesses the lower intestine (also known as the large intestine or colon) and is the procedure often performed in the screening for colon polyps and cancer

Upper Endoscopy:

Allows the visualization of the esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine

ERCP:

A specialized procedure that investigates the main ducts (tubes) of the pancreas, liver and gall-bladder

Capsule Endoscopy:

Involves the capture and interpretation of images as a "pill" camera travels through the small intestine
 

New Expanded Line of Services

Advanced Endoscopic Procedures: 

In 2018 we were thrilled to announce the arrival of Mehrdad Saliminejad, M.D. (Dr. Sal). Dr. Sal is the Director of Interventional Gastroenterology Services at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Center. He comes to us as a highly qualified advanced endoscopist. Dr. Sal focuses on performing complex GI procedures including Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), ERCP and Interventional and Therapeutic Luminal Endoscopic procedures, which aid in prevention, diagnosis and non-invasive treatment of various Gastroenterology disorders. These cutting-edge and valuable interventions are carried out at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, thereby allowing the expansion of Todd Cancer Center and Long Beach Gastroenterology’s spectrum of General Gastroenterology and Gastroenterology Cancer Care Treatment of patients. Please click here for a complete listing of services provided by Dr. Sal.

Hemorrhoid Banding:

This highly effective (99.1%), minimally invasive procedure is performed in our offices in less than a minute. We make recommendations to reduce the chance of recurrence later (currently 5% in 2 years). If there are multiple hemorrhoids, we treat them one at a time in separate visits. Our office uses the CRH O ’Regan System: CRH uses a disposable ligator to create a soft, gentle suction that pulls the appropriate tissue into it. Then, the rubber band can easily and painlessly be placed around the base of hemorrhoid, where no pain-causing nerve endings are present. This is covered by most Insurance companies and we offer cash pricing as well!

FibroScan: 

What is FibroScan? Also, called transient elastography, is a non-invasive way to measure the scarring and the amount of fat stored in the liver. FibroScan works by emitting a small pulse of energy, which may feel as a slight vibration on your skin. FibroScan calculates the speed of this energy to give your healthcare provider an immediate measure of the stiffness of your liver. This stiffness measure can be an important part of understanding your overall liver health. This is a rapid, painless, and completely non-invasive examination of your liver and is covered by most insurance plans.

Nutrition Services: 

Long Beach Gastroenterology is privileged to have our own in-house Registered Dietitian. Andrea Marincovich, R.D. offers a full spectrum of nutrition counseling and education based on your health needs in our Long Beach office. Her services include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Weight management
  • Diabetes nutrition counseling and education
  • Support for gastrointestinal diet plans, and gastrointestinal nutrition education

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