San Diego digestive health and liver health
At Sharp, our board-certified specialists use advanced technology and proven therapies to ensure the best personalized care for conditions that affect the gastrointestinal (GI) system, including the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts.
Liver, pancreas and digestive conditions
From Crohn’s disease to liver disease, gallstones to ulcers, our multidisciplinary team of experts treat all forms of acute and chronic illnesses to help improve your quality of life. We use a comprehensive and compassionate approach to care for a range of conditions, including:
Advanced polyp removal
Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia/achalasia)
Gallbladder and bile duct diseases
Gallstones and bile duct stones
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Genetic liver diseases
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Pancreatic disease also called pancreatitis
Strictures (narrowing or blockage of gastrointestinal tract structures)
Tumors of the gastrointestinal tract (throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, colon and rectum)
Zenker’s diverticulum (outouching of the muscle that divides the throat from the esophagus)
Treatments for gastrointestinal disorders and liver conditions
At Sharp, we offer a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient treatments ranging from general surgery for liver scarring to minimally invasive procedures for cancer treatment.
Ablation therapy — including the Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) Program for minimally invasive treatment of Barrett’s esophagus
Cancer treatment for the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
Endoscopy and advanced endoscopy procedures
Liver failure management
General surgery for conditions such as liver damage and pancreatitis
Liver transplant, including pre- and post-liver transplantation
Panendoscopy (upper endoscopy)
Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) — treats achalasia, a tightening of the esophagus, to restore ability to swallow
Removal of cancerous growths and lesions in the gastrointestinal tract
Endoscopic fistula closure
Endoscopic full thickness resection (EFTR)
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
Robotic-assisted surgery for gallbladder and abdominal procedures
Transoral incisionless fundioplication (TIF) — treats GERD without surgery
Transmural gallbladder drainage (GBD)
Tumor treatment and removal
Zenker’s diverticulectomy/Zenker’s release — eliminates the obstruction between the throat and esophagus
Gastroenterology clinical trials
Through the Sharp Center for Research, we also offer clinical trials for patients to find new, improved treatments.
NCT03259763 - gastric outlet obstruction; sponsored by Johns Hopkins University, EUS-GE vs ES for palliation of gastric outlet obstruction
Frequently asked questions
Treating liver tumors with advanced technology
Locations of gastroenterology and liver health services in San Diego
We offer highly specialized care at our acute-care hospitals across San Diego County.
Read our digestive health stories
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When you‘re experiencing GI issues — bloating, diarrhea, constipation — you have to understand what’s causing it before you can know how to treat it.
Specialized surgery helps patient enjoy food again
A minimally invasive procedure relieved Jim Stevenson’s discomfort during swallowing, which was caused by a condition known as achalasia.