Liza M. Capiendo, M.D. Appointed as the Clinical Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles

Liza M. Capiendo, M.D. (http://www.lacolon.com) has been elected Clinical Chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, effective September 1, 2013. A renowned surgeon-scientist with expertise in the treatment of fecal incontinence and pelvic floor disorders, laparoscopic techniques to treat colorectal disorders, and other complicated colorectal conditions, Dr. Capiendo is a member of Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates.

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Liza M. Capiendo, M.D. - Clinical Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Liza M. Capiendo, M.D. - Clinical Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

I am pleased to have received this accolade from my colleagues and will make it a priority to continually ensure clinical and research excellence in our division.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) August 29, 2013

Dr. Capiendo, who is a senior staff surgeon at Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates (http://www.lacolon.com), has been appointed as the Clinical Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has many years of experience in treating colorectal conditions. She is a member of the teaching faculty at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and she is among the recipients of the Los Angeles SuperDoctors award for 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Physicians of Cedars-Sinai are engaged in basic and clinical research to bring medical advancements to the treatment of its patients. Cedars-Sinai is made up of more than 2,000 physicians in every clinical specialty, 12,000 employees, 2,000 volunteers and 15,000 fundraising support group members. Together they provide world-class medicine to local patients, local communities, and nationally and internationally. As the largest academic medical center in the western U.S., Cedars-Sinai is also responsible for training physicians, researchers and allied health professionals. The program has 350 residents and fellows participating in more than 60 graduate medical education programs.

Dr. Capiendo brings a wealth of experience in laparoscopic techniques for colorectal disorders such as IBD, treatment of fecal incontinence and pelvic floor disorders, colon and rectal cancer, and pelvic surgery. “I am pleased to have received this accolade from my colleagues and will make it a priority to continually ensure clinical and research excellence in our division, while encouraging the teaching and training of the Colorectal fellows and surgical residents,” said Dr. Capiendo after learning of her recent appointment. Gary H. Hoffman M.D., the senior partner at Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates, added, “We are pleased to learn that one of our top colorectal surgeons from our practice has received this prestigious appointment. Dr. Capiendo has been a steady guiding hand in our division and patients from around the world and in all walks of life will continue to benefit from her judgment and skills.”

About Liza M. Capiendo, M.D.

Liza M. Capiendo, MD is board certified in general and colorectal surgery. She has written articles for numerous peer-reviewed publications, including articles entitled, "Radiopharmaceutical Localization in Colon Tumor Xenografts Using Mono and Bispecific Mab Delivery Systems after External Beam Radiation" and "Impact of Urinary Tract Involvement by Locally Recurrent Colorectal Cancer on Postoperative Survival."

About Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates

Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates is committed to providing the best available care for patients with diseases of the colon, rectum and anus in the Los Angeles area. For over 50 years, the practice has consistently excelled in delivering accurate diagnostic procedures and modern, compassionate surgical treatment. The physicians at Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates have a guiding philosophy to provide patients with focused diagnostic efforts and care. Their comprehensive website, http://www.lacolon.com features detailed information, FAQ’s, and downloadable forms for patients. Two offices serve the Westside, including Culver City, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, and all other parts of Southern California.

Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates
9400 Brighton Way, Suite 307
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
+1 (310) 273-2310


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