The skilled surgeons at Beverly Oaks Surgery, located in Sherman Oaks, California, have substantial experience in gastroenterology surgery, enabling them to determine the best treatment approaches for patients from throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.

General Surgery Q & A



A colonoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to screen for diseases and conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). During a colonoscopy, a flexible scope is inserted into the large intestine through the anus and rectum, and a tiny camera projects images to a monitor where they can be viewed.

HRX hemorrhoid procedure

This painless hemorrhoid procedure uses Doppler technology to locate the terminating branches of the hemorrhoidal arteries and then restrict their blood flow. This is done without excision of tissue. If necessary the surgeon will perform a hemorrhoidopexy to repair the prolapse. Again, this is done with suture and no removal of tissue. This repair restores and lifts the tissue back to its correct anatomical position.


Also known as gallbladder surgery, it’s usually required when hard gallstones develop and block the ducts that release bile during digestion, causing pain the back and abdomen. Surgery to remove the gallbladder is usually performed using minimally invasive techniques that rely on several small incisions to see inside the abdomen and to remove the gallbladder.

Breast biopsy

A test to remove tissue or fluid from an area of the breast that is suspected of potentially containing a cancerous mass. The fluid or tissue is then examined to determine whether or not cancer is present.

Thyroid surgery

Thyroid surgery may be necessary if thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism, or thyroid nodules are detected. During the minimally invasive procedure, a small incision is made and muscle and tissue are pulled aside to expose and remove the thyroid gland.