Our Services and Specialty Offices
PIH Health Digestive Health Services
More than 70 million Americans are affected by digestive disorders. For some people, digestive disorders cause discomfort, embarrassment, and a loss of work time. For others, these disorders can be extremely serious, ruining their quality of life. They can even be life-threatening.
PIH Health Digestive Health Services provides well-coordinated, comprehensive care for people with digestive health issues. With the ultimate goal of restoring patients’ quality of life and even saving lives, our priority is to deliver quality healthcare in a sensitive, comfortable, and convenient environment
Services We Offer
Direct Access Colonoscopy
PIH Health Digestive Health Services offers a direct access, streamlined colonoscopy screening program for patient convenience and to make scheduling of the test easy.
Patients who are healthy and due for a screening colonoscopy can be referred by their primary care physician or can self-refer to the program. Simply contact our office to schedule your screening. The Clinical Coordinator will discuss your medical history, review details of the procedure, and schedule an appointment. The direct access program saves time and money for patients who are in good health and do not require an office consultation prior to scheduling a colonoscopy.
For more information on our direct access colonoscopy program, call us at 562.945.4754.
Our integrated approach to diagnosing and treating digestive disorders means patients receive superior care from a team of highly trained specialists. Our doctors coordinate all aspects of a patient’s testing and treatment to ensure a seamless continuum of care. This includes communicating with the referring physician, working closely with PIH Health Hospital and other surgical centers to arrange diagnostic and medical procedures, and consulting with other healthcare experts, if needed.
- Bravo Capsule pH Studies
- Endoscopic Hemostasis
- Endoscopic Retrograde CholangiopancReatography (ERCP)
- Esophageal, Bile Duct and Colonic Stenting
- Esophageal Dilations
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement
- Upper Endoscopy
- Variceal Banding
- Video Capsule Endoscopy
Deborah Anghesom MD
Deborah Anghesom MD is board-certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty certification in gastroenterology. She completed her medical degree and internal medicine internship and residency at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Anghesom furthered her training through a fellowship in gastroenterology at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Her medical background has contributed to her interest in improving care in women’s health and underrepresented minority populations within the field of gastroenterology.
John Lah MD
John Lah MD is board-certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty certification in gastroenterology. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College. Dr. Lah completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at UC Irvine Medical Center. He completed his gastroenterology fellowship at UC Irvine Medical Center and Long Beach Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Neal Shindel MD
Neal Shindel MD is board-certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty certification in gastroenterology. He has practiced gastroenterology in the Whittier area for 25 years. Dr. Shindel earned his medical degree from The State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Temple University Hospital. He went on to pursue his gastroenterology fellowship at UCLA - Wadsworth VA Medical Center.
PIH Health Digestive Health Services
12991 Washington Blvd., Suite 201, Whittier, CA 90606
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 am to 5 pm