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Liza M. Capiendo, M.D. is a board-certified colorectal and general surgeon. Her main clinical and research interests focus on the laparoscopic treatment of colon and rectal disorders. She has a special interest in the laparoscopic resection of gastrointestinal malignancies. Dr. Capiendo places special emphasis on the treatment of rectal disorders in women. Her expertise includes the treatment of pelvic floor disorders and the treatment of fecal incontinence.
She currently sits as the Clinical Chief of the Department of Colon and Rectal surgery at the prestigious Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is board-certified and a member of The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons as well as an active member of the teaching faculty in the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She received her Medical Degree from Loma Linda University and completed her surgical residency at King/Drew Medical Center. While a surgical resident, she received the Surgical Resident of the Year award on three occasions. She completed her Colon and Rectal Fellowship at Los Angeles County/U.S.C. Medical Center.
Dr. Capiendo has published the results of her original research on the Radiotherapeutic Pretreatment of Colon Xenografts in The Journal of Immunopharmacology. She has presented the results of her investigation into recurrent colon and rectal cancer to The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Convention in Philadelphia.
Due to her extensive expertise, Dr. Capiendo has been featured on:
- NBC 4 News “Scopefest 2007” (watch the entire segment below)
- DailyNews.com “Celebrating Their Health”
- ABC 7 News “Colorectal Cancer”
- Southern California Physicians magazine “The Next Generation: Q&A with the Young Physicians Organization”
She has also given back to the community with volunteer work such as:
- MLK Surgeons Team Captain (Revlon Run/Walk for Women Breast/Ovarian Cancer Research)
- Social Action Community Clinic Volunteer
- “Ask Your Doctor” Inland Empire radio show