DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL & COLORECTAL SURGERY
The Department of General & Colorectal Surgery at La Peer Health Systems focuses on the diseases and conditions of the abdominal area and digestive organs. This department has a particular focus on colorectal and laparoscopic procedures. Laparoscopy is a surgical technique where small incisions are made instead of one large incision. This technique has been proven to lower the risk of complications, infections, scarring, and decreases the healing time.
General/Colorectal surgeons work very closely with gastroenterologists when treating your GI condition. A gastroenterologist may diagnose a condition while the general surgeon will surgically treat the condition.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with one of the mentioned conditions, please email us or call La Peer at 855.360.9119 to set up a consultation.
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Eiman Firoozmand, MD
Eiman Firoozmand, M.D. is an attending surgeon in the Division of Colorectal Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. readmore
Liza M. Capiendo, MD
Liza M. Capiendo, M.D. is an Attending Physician at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She is an active member of the teaching faculty readmore
Stephen Yoo, MD
Stephen Yoo, M.D. is an Attending Surgeon at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He is an active member of the teaching faculty readmore
Gary Hoffman, MD
Gary H. Hoffman, M.D. is an Attending Surgeon and instructor in the Division of Colorectal Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. readmore
Beth A. Moore, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Beth A. Moore, M.D. is a board-certified colorectal surgeon at La Peer Health Systems. readmore
Zuri A. Murrell, MD
Zuri A. Murrell, M.D. is a renowned, board-certified colorectal surgeon who serves the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills areas. readmore