Health ConnexionsTM Announces an Important New Partnership with the Digestive Health Center of Los Angeles, a World Renowned Gastroenterology and Interventional Endoscopy Clinic

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Connexions™, a life sciences research enabler and health care services delivery expert, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Digestive Health Center of Los Angeles (www.digestivehealthla.com), a leading, award-winning gastrointestinal (GI) and interventional endoscopy care facility with a GI doctor that is world famous.

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The Digestive Health Center of Los Angeles is the leader in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, advanced interventional endoscopy, and advanced endoscopic imaging, including micro endoscopy and optical biopsy. Gastrointestinal cancer is a particular area of expertise. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Digestive Health Center of Los Angeles is a recognized leader in the care of gastrointestinal diseases. The Center is well-known for its comprehensive and innovative medical and surgical treatment options, as well as state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies. A particular area of specialty is gastrointestinal cancers including esophageal, gastric, colon and pancreatic cancer. The Digestive Health Center of Los Angeles is located at the University of Southern California (USC), serving a patient population of 4 million in the greater Los Angeles area, with some of the top GI doctors in the United States.

This renowned team of physicians is led by Jacques Van Dam, MD, PhD who was chosen as a Super Doctor in 2015 by his peers. He takes a patient-centered, integrated team approach in which he uses the best in evidence-based medicine, progressive technology, and innovative treatment options for complex gastrointestinal disease and diagnostic evaluations.

Patients are evaluated by a highly specialized team who work in collaboration with Dr. Van Dam and his internationally recognized GI doctors and medical oncology specialists. Utilizing superior diagnostic and treatment options, the Digestive Health Center of Los Angeles’ experienced team provides patients with a thorough evaluation, accurate diagnosis and innovative treatments to ensure that all patients receive care that is second-to-none.

Health Connexions has partnered with the Digestive Health Center of Los Angeles in an effort to spread the word about the facility’s leading-edge work in the field of Gastroenterology and Interventional Endoscopy for clients who are in need of the best treatment for their medical issues. If you are looking for an established GI doctor with legendary expertise, patients can be referred to, or choose to contact the Digestive Health Center of Los Angeles directly, for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine (colon), liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Dr. Jacques Van Dam has treated patients from across the US, and from around the world.

“We are pleased to have Health Connexions as a partner to help share this leading-edge information and procedures with the medical and patient community who require expertise in the areas of gastroenterology, gastrointestinal cancers, and endoscopic procedures,” Dr. Van Dam has stated. “We are experts in providing very specialized, world-class services for gastrointestinal diseases, and Health Connexions is an expert in sharing scientific information and informing those in the community about what are the leading-edge options in medical services. It is a good partnership – patients need to be able to find us in order to benefit from the best care.”

Dr. Jacques Van Dam is internationally recognized for his numerous advances in the field of interventional endoscopy and significant contributions to the scientific literature, including publications in prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine. Through his philanthropic work with the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), he provides global mentorship opportunities and training for young endoscopists and physician scientists. He has served as President of two medical societies in his specialty (American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Bockus International Society of Gastroenterology), and is currently the Director of USC’s Digestive Health Center, Director of Clinical Gastroenterology at the Keck Medical Center of USC, and Director of Endoscopy at the Keck Medical Center.

“We are very pleased to be sharing the scientific advances and evidence-based care provided at the Digestive Health Center of Los Angeles by this team of GI doctors,” said Dawn Van Dam, President and CEO of Health Connexions (no relation to Dr. Van Dam). “More patients will be able to benefit from the highly specialized service and leading-edge tools, techniques and knowledge which are consistently a part of the standard care implemented by Dr. Van Dam and his team. It is a privilege to be able to work with someone who has made such substantial contributions to his field, and a person who continues to give back to the medical community, and patients, in endless ways.”

About Health ConnexionsTM

Health Connexions works to accelerate the evaluation, adoption and commercialization of new technologies and services in life sciences, health care and consumer products. With an extensive network of millions of contacts, clients can benefit from these connections and expertise garnered over the last 15 years. Health Connexions also provides strategic advisory services around raising capital to fund new opportunities, or to support the growth of established organizations, by connecting capital and science to optimize return on investment (ROI). For more information, please visit www.healthconnexions.com.

About the Digestive Health Center of Los Angeles

The Digestive Health Center of Los Angeles is the leader in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, advanced interventional endoscopy, and advanced endoscopic imaging, including micro endoscopy and optical biopsy. A particular area of specialty is gastrointestinal cancers. The Digestive Health Center of Los Angeles is focused on providing excellence in patient care and cutting-edge research to advance the science, and to identify patient cures. www.digestivehealthla.com

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