UC San Diego Health has opened a clinic for patients with gastrointestinal and digestive disorders at the Westfield UTC mall, billing it as the first such clinic in the county, it was announced Monday.
The clinic will provide specialist care for patients suffering from a variety of problems, including the esophagus, stomach, intestines and colon. A team of physicians, surgeons, endoscopists, oncologists, radiologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists and dietitians will care for patients with conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, hernias, obesity and cancer.
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“We are excited about the opening of this new clinic. It is in a highly visible location in our community, meeting patients where they need us,” said Dr. Christopher Kane, CEO of the UCSD Health Physician Group. . “Our health system continues to expand services and locations throughout San Diego County so our patients have convenient access to our extraordinary medical and surgical teams for all of their health care needs.”
The 11,000 square foot clinic in downtown University, east of La Jolla, has 18 patient exam rooms. According to Dr. Santiago Horgan, chief of the division of minimally invasive surgery at UCSD Health, patients eligible for surgery will have access to a team of experts who have pioneered minimally invasive surgeries, including implantation of devices, which minimize the number of scars and healing. weather.
“We know how difficult living with digestive diseases can be for patients. We want to give them the best experience when they come for treatment,” said Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy, Division Head of Colon Surgery and rectum at UCSD Health. “The new clinic enables true synergy and a collaborative approach for our patients and teams, all working together to achieve the best outcomes for good health.”
The clinic, located at 4303 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 2110 at Westfield UTC, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.