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Southern California GI & Liver Centers are California’s leading private centers for the management of GI and liver diseases, with six convenient locations to serve our patients.
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What Is H.A.L.O.?

At SCLC, our patients mean the world to us. That’s why we developed a unique process called H.A.L.O. (Health And Liver Optimization) to help our patients reach their goals, regardless of their conditions.

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The Process

  • History and physical by Board-Certified Hepatologist
  • Review of medical records
  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Therapeutic planning with patient
  • Lifestyle modification assistance
  • Close follow-up schedule with careful monitoring

Ready to Get
Started?

Give us a call
(619) 522-0399
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What We Can Do For You

  • General Gastroenterology
  • Hepatitis B&C
  • Liver Fibrosis Program
  • Gastric Reflux
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Women’s Gastroenterology Health
  • Motility
  • Clinic Trials

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The First Step To Healing

If you have a GI or liver disease, seeing a board-certified gastroenterologist and hepatologist is the first step toward wellness. At SCLC, we partner with patients, referring doctors, and the industry to provide the most advanced approaches and techniques for GI and liver disease.

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Our Patients Matter

At SCLC, we love our patients…and the feeling is mutual! That’s because we treat each patient individually – we never take a cookie-cutter approach – and our patients appreciate that.

Real Patients. Real Stories.

We measure our success by patient satisfaction with our services and the care they have received at our Centers. At SCLC, we believe a patient who is satisfied with their care will have an easier journey to wellness.

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Leading Edge
Southern California GI & Liver Centers (SCLC) are California’s leading private centers for the management of GI and liver diseases. And with seven offices to serve you, Southern California GI & Liver Centers are strategically located for your convenience.
Our Difference

What makes us different? Here are just some of our differences:

  • We bring academia to the community setting.
  • Our seven providers have unparalleled experience and expertise.
  • Our unique HALO process allows us to partner with patients, referring doctors, and industry experts to help each patient reach his/her goal.
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Healthy Liver…Happy Life

Follow These Simple Steps to Wellness:
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Schedule A Consultation
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Meet With Our Liver Specialists
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Design Your Treatment Plan
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Embrace Wellness
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California’s Leading Liver Disease Center.

Southern California GI & Liver Centers are California’s leading private centers for the management of GI and liver diseases.

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Academic Experience in a Comfortable Community Setting.

Our unique HALO protocol lets us partner with patients, referring doctors, and the industry to provide proven, state-of-art clinical approaches and techniques to navigate the complicated maze of GI and liver diseases.

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Real Patients. Real Stories. 

One of the main reasons why we’re the leading treatment providers for gastrointestinal and liver diseases is our patients. They know they mean the world to us and that we will give them the respect and care they need to live in wellness.

Our Services

We provide a number of different services geared to gastrointestinal and liver disease patients, including the following specialty areas:

Viral hepatitis

Obesity and liver disease

Alcoholic liver disease

Autoimmune liver disease

Liver cancer

Liver transplantation

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Your Wellness Consultation: The First Step

It’s easy to begin your journey to health with SCLC. Just click to get started.

Providing Academic Level Care Delivered
at the Community Level

Our SCLC providers come from academic medicine, having taught GI and Liver disease to generations of young physicians. We have translated this expertise into a comfortable, private experience where we treat patients with the utmost care and compassion. Our offices are conveniently located in Chula Vista, El Cajon, El Centro, Coronado, San Clemente, Riverside and Palm Springs in order to serve all of Southern California and beyond. Click below to schedule your consultation!

Meet Our Leadership Team

Tarek Hassanein, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD

Tarek Hassanein, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD

Dr. Tarek Hassanein is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Transplant Hepatology. Dr. Hassanein specializes in  treating viral hepatitis…(Read more)

Julio Gutierrez, MD, MS

Julio Gutierrez, MD, MS

Dr. Gutierrez is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSD and the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. He also serves as the Associate Director of Metabolic…(Read more)

Renee Pozza, PhD, FNP-BC, FAASLD

Renee Pozza, PhD, FNP-BC, FAASLD

Dr. Pozza is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and is an expert in the field of hepatology, specializing in viral hepatitis and adherence. Dr. Pozza has over 20 years…(Read more)

Anna Marie Hefner, PhD, MaEd, CPNP

Anna Marie Hefner, PhD, MaEd, CPNP

Anna Maria is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and expert nurse in the field of Hepatology, specializing in fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Sheis an Associate…(Read more)
Catherine McCoy-Hill, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS, ANP

Catherine McCoy-Hill, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS, ANP

Catherine is a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), and is an expert in the field of hepatology, specializing in end-stage liver disease and…(Read more)

Additional Providers

Katherine Hall, PhD, ARNP-BC

 

Joanie Salotti, ANP-C

 

Elizabeth Butler, PA

 

Ignacio Guadaramma, NP