Our board-certified, fellowship-trained gastroenterologists use advanced techniques to offer minimally invasive solutions.
MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center cares for common to advanced gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, including GERD/acid reflux, gallstones, GI tumors and more. We’re one of only a few hospitals in the region to offer advanced endoscopy, which combines imaging and device technology to diagnose and treat GI conditions that may not be visible with standard testing and would otherwise require surgery. This approach is minimally invasive, so patients avoid traditional surgery and recover faster. This advanced care is not often available outside of academic institutions.
We combine the latest technology with specially trained physicians in a community-based hospital setting to provide you with the best outcomes and patient experience. Why travel long distances when the future of digestive care is here?
If you’ve been struggling with nagging symptoms, talk to your doctor to see if a referral to Long Beach Medical Center for Advanced Endoscopy Services is right for you.
An endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows gastroenterologists to look at your digestive tract using an endoscope — a long, thin tube with a camera on the end — so they can diagnose and treat a variety of GI conditions.
Our interventional gastroenterologists have specialized training and technology to perform advanced/interventional endoscopy procedures, outside the scope of normal endoscopy. These advanced procedures can detect GI abnormalities that a regular endoscopy may miss, and can help treat or manage a range of digestive conditions, including:
- Abdominal pain
- Cancers affecting the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, colon and rectum
- Heartburn or acid reflux
- GERD, a more serious form of acid reflux
- Barrett’s esophagus, which is usually the result of repeated exposure to stomach acid. It’s most often diagnosed in people with long-term GERD.
- Trouble swallowing
- Unexplained weight loss
- Other conditions affecting the bile ducts, digestive tract, esophagus, gallbladder, intestines, liver or pancreas
If you need to find a primary care physician or gastroenterologist who can help assess your symptoms, call (877) 696-3622 or use our find a provider online tool.
Some of the advanced endoscopy procedures we offer include:
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
- Pancreatic Cyst Gastrostomy and Necrosectomy
- Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) and Ablation
- Endoscopic Fistula Closure
- Balloon-Assisted (“deep”) Enteroscopy
- Luminal Stenting
Learn more about our Advanced Endoscopy Services.
Interventional gastroenterology is a sub-specialty within gastroenterology. Our interventionalists have completed a fellowship in general gastroenterology, followed by an additional fellowship in an advanced endoscopy training program.
- Mehrdad Saliminejad, M.D., medical director, Advanced Endoscopy Services, Long Beach Medical Center
- Jose Luis (Jeric) Aranez, M.D.
Additional team members are available to help diagnose and treat GI conditions as needed.
- Sunayna Bakaya, M.D., medical director, Imaging Center, Long Beach Medical Center
Hepatobiliary (pancreas and liver) Surgeon