Dr. Sean Lai, MD is a top-rated gastroenterologist located in Santa Monica, CA. Double board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine, Dr. Lai brings over two decades of experienced in providing diagnostic services, treatment and disease management of issues involving the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.
In addition to his technical skill, Dr. Lai is appreciated by patients for his willingness to answer questions.. and explain test results in user-friendly language. He is an expert in performing a wide-range of advanced procedures including: colonoscopies, EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy), liver biopsies, ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), esophageal dilation and PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) used to administer nutrition and medicine directly to the stomach for patients who have difficulty swallowing.
Dr. Lai also has extensive experience in using pill capsule endoscopy to diagnose and manage inflammatory bowel disease. This cutting-edge technique obtains internal imaging of the small intestine through a tiny camera inside an enclosed capsule. In addition to treating patients in his private practice, Dr. Lai serves as a clinical assistant professor teaching endoscopy to gastroenterology fellows at the GI Clinic of UCLA/VA Medical Center in Los Angeles and UCLA/Harbor General Hospital in Carson, CA.
Dr. Lai graduated from the prestigious California University of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, followed by a two-year residency in internal medicine and a three-year fellowship in Gastroenterology at the UCLA affiliated Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Los Angeles.
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