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Keck USC Upper GI division is proud to partner with EndoStim, a new, minimally-invasive approach to GERD treatment, designed to restore normal function to the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). If you are interested in participating in the LESS GERD Trial, please go to to see if you qualify. More information...

The LINX Reflux Management is one of the few device related procedures to ever be published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Click HERE for the article

Our Bariatric Surgery program has received a Five Star Rating.

USC Keck Medical Hospital is one of two Medical Centers in the California that are currently using the LINX device.

The section of USC Bariatric Surgery is recognized as a Center of Excellence.

Our Breast Surgery Center specializes in Targeted Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy.

USC Hernia Institute is one of the only multi-disciplinary hernia programs that combines hernia repair with plastic and reconstructive surgery.

FDA approves LINX Reflux Management System to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease
Food and Drug Administration, March 22, 2012
The Food and Drug Administration today approved the LINX Reflux Management System for people diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who continue to have chronic symptoms, despite the use of maximum medical therapy for the treatment of reflux.

The USC Division of Upper GI and General Surgery physicians are internationally recognized for their clinical expertise, research and education. Our surgeons, along with a multidisciplinary team of experts, are dedicated to providing compassionate, individually tailored patient care while using innovative, state of the art surgical therapy. Our surgeons at USC employ many diagnostic and therapeutic techniques that are not available at any other center in the region. The team has one of the most experienced minimally invasive surgical teams in the US and specializes in all forms of laparoscopic and robotic surgery. The division is composed of the sections of Upper GI Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Breast / Soft Tissue Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery and the Hernia Institute of USC.


The section of Upper GI Surgery is internationally recognized for their research and clinical outcomes in treating benign and cancerous diseases of the esophagus and stomach. At Keck Medical Center of USC, we have pioneered many of the minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of Esophageal Cancer, Barrett’s Esophagus, Gastric Cancer, GERD, Hiatal Hernias, Swallowing Disorders and Gastroparesis. We have one of the highest volumes and best outcomes of complex esophageal and gastric surgeries in Southern California.


The section of Bariatric Surgery is a premier multidisciplinary program for metabolic and bariatric surgery. Our Metabolic and Bariatric program has one of best outcomes of any program in the region and has consequently been named as a Center of Excellence by Medicare, the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, as well as many insurance companies such as Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Healthnet, Cigna and several more.


The sections of Breast/Soft tissue and Endocrine Surgery (Surgical Oncology) aim to provide the only comprehensive, multidisciplinary surgical oncology care in the Los Angeles and Southern California region. Patients in need of breast surgery, melanoma or sarcoma surgery, thyroid surgery, parathyroid surgery, or adrenal surgery will be cared for by surgeons who are renowned experts at treating breast cancer, melanoma, sarcoma, thyroid cancer, and adrenal tumors.


The section of Minimally Invasive Surgery involves techniques including Laparoscopic, Single Port and Robotic surgery for the treatment of many complex surgical issues. Our team of advanced minimally invasive surgeons are experts in the treatment of biliary (gallbladder) disease, disorders of the spleen, small bowel tumors, and emergency surgery. We are also a tertiary and quaternary referral center for complex surgical issues that are not adequately managed at a community hospital.


The Hernia Institute of USC (HIUSC) offers a multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of a full spectrum of abdominal wall hernia defects. Through a collaborative effort involving pioneering leaders from general surgery as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery, the HIUSC develops a patient-centered approach to treating functionally and aesthetically disabling hernia defects.


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This web site was developed in 2011 as a service provided by the division of Upper GI and General Surgery of the Dept. of Surgery. This web site provides selected information available about upper gastrointestinal and general surgery which may become out of date over time. It is important that individuals see a healthcare professional for detailed information about medical conditions and treatment. This information is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a healthcare professional, or a recommendation for any particular treatment plan. The division of Upper GI and General Surgery has taken and will continue to take efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this web site.

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University of Southern California
Upper G.I. and General Surgery

1450 San Pablo Street
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Los Angeles, CA 90033


Upper G.I. Surgery, Bariatric Surgery,
General Surgery & Hernia Institute

Phone: (323) 442-6868
Fax: (323) 865-9630

Endocrine Surgery &
Breast/soft Tissue Surgery

Phone: (323) 865-3918
Fax: (323) 865-3539

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