As an interventional gastroenterologist, I give my patients the option to choose specialized endoscopic procedures that have not been available before in Solano County. These new procedures offer safe, cost effective, minimally invasive alternatives for the detection and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.
For example, using endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) with fine needle aspiration, I can stage cancers prior to surgery, deliver pain relief for chronic abdominal conditions, and take tissue samples. Another technique, called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), is used to diagnose abdominal pain and to evaluate the ducts of the gallbladder, pancreas, and liver.
Endoscopy offers patients quicker recovery time, less pain, fewer complications, less bleeding and shorter or no hospital stay. Rather than traveling to academic centers, my patients can now receive this cutting edge gastroenterological care close to home.
Prior to joining NorthBay, I was the chief of gastroenterology at Providence Health Center in Texas. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Laura, and our five children. My hobbies include playing tennis, golf and traveling.
In addition to English, I am fluent in Spanish.
Board certified in internal medicine
Board certified in gastroenterology