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UCI Health opens Digestive Disease Center – Newport

Coastal and South County residents have access to complex care

May 18, 2015

UCI Health is pleased to offer more Orange County residents access to highly trained, world-class digestive disease specialists with the opening of the UCI Health Digestive Disease Center – Newport.

“UCI Health has long been a regional resource for complex and tertiary digestive disease care, using advanced technology in ways that expand the range of effective diagnostic and treatment options,” said Dr. Kenneth Chang, professor and chief of gastroenterology & hepatology, executive director of UCI Health H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center.

Specialists at UCI Health Digestive Disease Center – Newport include experts in:

  • Colorectal cancer prevention & genetics
  • Colorectal disease & irritable bowel disease
  • Esophageal disease
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Liver & pancreas disease
  • Surgical oncology
  • Weight-loss surgery 

The Newport office is located at 1640 Newport Blvd., Suite 350, Costa Mesa and has seven exam rooms, including space for diagnostic testing and minor procedures.

“Our experts are advancing medicine and applying new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat digestive diseases and related cancers,” Chang said. “We leverage the strength of our multidisciplinary team to create personalized treatment plans that are right for each patient.”

As part of Orange County’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, the digestive disease center offers patients access to clinical trials and therapies not available elsewhere in Orange County.

The Newport office is part of the expanding group of UCI Health digestive disease practices, based at the H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center in Orange and including offices in Irvine, Tustin, Orange and the High Desert.

For an appointment at UCI Health Digestive Disease Center – Newport, please call:  888-717-GIMD (888-717-4463).

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