Leading the institute’s future is an advanced team of gastroenterological experts who ensure patients get leading-edge care close to home:
Ahmad Abou Abbass, MD: Director of the Hepatobiliary Program and a board-certified surgeon who specializes in advanced robotic surgeries
Matthew Brady, MD: Board-certified, fellowship-trained general surgeon specializing in colon and rectal surgery
Louise Bacon, MD: Board-certified general surgeon who is implementing a bariatric program for the hospital
John Shaver, MD: Board-certified general surgeon who has served as chief of surgery, chief of staff and director of trauma at Providence Mission Hospital
A Fully Integrated Model of Care
World-class digestive health care – close to home
Providing a superior level of care has been at the heart of Providence Mission Hospital’s vision since 1971. Today, our community’s needs are evolving with the rising demand for specialized health care, especially digestive care. According to the Centers for Disease Control, on a national scale, nearly 23 million adults suffer from digestive health issues and 8 million visits to the emergency department are for digestive-related complaints.
To meet this need, Providence Mission Hospital recently launched the Digestive Health Institute to provide comprehensive, local care and tailored treatment plans for each patient with an advanced team including gastroenterological surgeons and specialists.
One of the institute’s board-certified general surgeons, John K. Shaver, MD, says, “It realizes our vision for our community to receive education, prevention, diagnoses and treatment of benign digestive disorders, and all stages of digestive cancers in a single location.”
The Digestive Health Institute is co-located on the third floor of the Mission Health Center, home of the Judi and Bill Leonard Institute for Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Wellness. This collaborative approach allows our clinicians to provide coordinated care for patients with gastrointestinal cancers, while offering a range of customized wellness and support programs.
With the creation of our new Digestive Health Institute, Providence Mission Hospital continues delivering high-quality, compassionate care by top-ranked physicians in their field. But with the ever-changing needs of the community, philanthropy can further the institute’s vision for growth by equipping our physicians with the latest advancements.
Learn more about how you can support continued growth and innovation within the Digestive Health Institute by contacting Stephanie.LondonKrogius@providence.org or 949-365-2469.
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