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Sean C. F. Lai, MD

Accepting New Patients
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 1286W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
2285.2 miles away
Speaks: Chinese - Mandarin, Chinese - Cantonese and English
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Sean C Lai MD

2001 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 1286W, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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About Sean C. F. Lai

Dr. Sean Lai, MD is a top-rated gastroenterologist located in Santa Monica, CA. Double board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine, Dr. Lai brings over two decades of experienced in providing diagnostic services, treatment and disease management of issues involving the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. In addition to his technical skill, Dr. Lai is appreciated by patients for his willingness to answer questions and explain test results in user-friendly language. He is an expert in performing a wide-range of advanced procedures including: colonoscopies, EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy), liver biopsies, ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), esophageal dilation and PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) used to administer nutrition and medicine directly to the stomach for patients who have difficulty swallowing. Dr. Lai also has extensive experience in using pill capsule endoscopy to diagnose and manage inflammatory bowel disease. This cutting-edge technique obtains internal imaging of the small intestine through a tiny camera inside an enclosed capsule. In addition to treating patients in his private practice, Dr. Lai serves as a clinical assistant professor teaching endoscopy to gastroenterology fellows at the GI Clinic of UCLA/VA Medical Center in Los Angeles and UCLA/Harbor General Hospital in Carson, CA. Dr. Lai graduated from the prestigious California University of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, followed by a two-year residency in internal medicine and a three-year fellowship in Gastroenterology at the UCLA affiliated Veteran Affairs Medical.

Fellowship

UCLA VA Wadsworth Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Gastroenterology

Residency

UCLA VA Wadsworth Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Internal Medicine

Internship

University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Residency

University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Medical School

Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO

Professional Associations
Professional Memberships:
  • Fellow American College of Gastroenterology - ACG
Sean C Lai MD
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 1286W
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Dr. Sean Lai
7422 Garvey Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91755

Affiliated Locations
Providence Saint John's Health Center

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Abrasion
  • Acne
  • Actinic Cheilitis
  • Acute Arthritis
  • Acute Back Pain
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Allergies
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Angular Cheilitis
  • Animal Bite
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Arm Pain
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arthralgia
  • Asthma
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Back Injury
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Muscle Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Bedbugs
  • Bereavement
  • Bilateral Knee Pain
  • Birthmark
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blister
  • Blood In Stool
  • Blurred Vision
  • Breast Lump
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Cerumen Removal
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Cfs)
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Claudication
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Cold Sore
  • College Health
  • Colonoscopy
  • Common Cold
  • Concussion
  • Concussion Testing
  • Confusion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constant Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Coping Skills
  • Cough
  • Cystitis
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Decrease In Appetite
  • Decreased Libido
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Depressed Mood
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Education
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetes Therapy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diet And Exercise
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Distractible
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dry Nose
  • Dry Scalp
  • Dry Sinus
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphoria
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Dysuria
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Exam
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Eczema
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Emphysema
  • Employee Health
  • Endoscopy
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Epicondylitis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Epistaxis
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Eructation
  • Erythema
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Nerve Palsy And Paresis
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Tingling
  • Falls
  • Family History Of Cancer
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Fasciculations
  • Fatigue
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fever
  • Fever With Chills
  • Finger Pain
  • First Degree Burns
  • Flatulence
  • Floaters
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Pain
  • Frailty
  • Frequency Of Urination
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Genital Herpes, Male
  • Genital Warts
  • Geriatrics
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Gout
  • Grief
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Head Congestion
  • Headache
  • Health Maintenance
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Racing
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Heel Pain
  • Hematochezia
  • Hematuria
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Hip Pain
  • Hirsutism
  • Hoarseness
  • Human Papilloma Virus (Hpv) Vaccination
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Insect Allergy
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Intention Tremor
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaundice
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Swelling
  • Joint Warmth
  • Keloid
  • Keratin Cyst
  • Keratitis
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Knee Click
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laparoscopic Biopsy Of Liver
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Lice
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Disease
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Mens Health
  • Migraine
  • Mmr Vaccine
  • Mood Symptoms
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Nail Disease
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Norovirus
  • Nose Pain
  • Numbness
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition And Health
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Obesity
  • Odynophagia
  • Optic Migraines
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis
  • Overweight
  • Palpitations
  • Pancreas Disease
  • Panic Reaction
  • Paresthesia
  • Paronychia
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Penile Bleeding
  • Penile Discharge
  • Percutaneous Liver Biopsy
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Persistent Cough
  • Pharyngitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Polypharmacy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Prediabetes
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Examination
  • Prostate Specific Antigen Blood Test
  • Pruritus
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Rash
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Rhinitis
  • Rosacea
  • Scab
  • Scabies
  • Scaly Skin
  • Sciatica
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Scrotal Pain
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Severe Asthma
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (Std)
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Shortness Of Breath (Sob)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Abscess
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Slowing Of Urinary Stream
  • Smoker Cough
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spider Bite
  • Splinter Removal
  • Sports Related Concussion Testing
  • Sprain
  • Sputum Production
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Straining On Urination
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Stridor
  • Stye
  • Substance Addiction
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Sunburn
  • Suture Removal
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Pain
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thumb Dislocation
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tick Borne Infections
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Travel Medicine
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Tremor
  • Tuberculosis (Tb) Test
  • Twitching
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Urethral Discharge
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Hesitation
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urticaria
  • Vaccinations
  • Varicella
  • Varicella Vaccination
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Voice Problems
  • Vomiting
  • Warts
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Problem
  • Wellness
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain