Obesity and liver disease
Alcoholic liver disease
Autoimmune liver disease
“The team here is like guardian angels to lead me to liver treatment. They’re like my GPS guiding me!"
“Two years and two months ago I was ‘dead’ in the hospital with not much hope of recovery. And now for over two years, I’ve been at work every day full time and I do more things now than I did before. There is hope as long as you make the right decisions and stick with them.”
“When we were diagnosed we were both very young and led a very healthy lifestyle. Our liver diagnosis came as quite a shock. Our primary care physician directed us to the Southern California Liver Centers. We went online and did our research and found that Dr. Hassanein and the Liver Centers were highly, highly recommended and highly reputable. We were absolutely thrilled that we could come here. They’re just amazing people. Very caring and compassionate.”
“One of my friends told me ‘You have to go see Dr. Hassanein, he does miracles.’ After just two weeks… I stopped taking anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications because I couldn’t sleep without them. Now I’m sleeping normal sleep! I wake up in the morning feeling good about myself. I’m not afraid anymore. It’s such a relief!”
“The team here at Southern California Liver Centers are like guardian angels. When I met Dr. Hassanein, one of the things he said to me – and this just blew me out of the water – he bent over and he whispered to me ‘My job is to cure you.’ And I thought ‘this guy is talking my language!’ His staff was such a blessing, too. They were so full of encouragement and I think they recognized the fear that was in me.”
“What’s unique about this team is that they look at the patient as a person, and they connect on all different levels. They provide the hope, the encouragement, and the commitment to support the patient through treatment. Dr. Hassanein and his staff are so committed to taking care of me in every way – physically and emotionally. "
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!
Dr. Tarek Hassanein is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Transplant Hepatology. Dr. Hassanein specializes in treating viral hepatitis…(Read more)
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)
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)
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)
Katherine is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner who specializes in treating patients with liver disease, and caring for patients before and after liver transplantation. Katherine has a passion…(Read more)
Joanie Salotti, ANP-C
Elizabeth Butler, PA
Ignacio Guadaramma, NP