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Sean C. Lai

Languages: Chinese - Mandarin, Chinese - Cantonese, English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
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.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Washington University School Of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO
Medical School
University Of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Internship
University Of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Residency
UCLA VA Wadsworth Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Residency
Internal Medicine
UCLA VA Wadsworth Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship
Gastroenterology
Professional Associations
Professional Memberships:
  • Fellow American College of Gastroenterology - ACG
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Benefit Panel Services PPO/EPO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Community Care Network PPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Foundation Health PPO/EPO/POS
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO/POS
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • UC Care PPO
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Cholangitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Endoscopy
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Laparoscopic Biopsy Of Liver
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Disease
  • Nutrition
  • Pancreas Disease
  • Percutaneous Liver Biopsy
 
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 1286W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 943-2776
Dr. Sean Lai
7422 Garvey Avenue 101
Monterey Park, CA 91755
(310) 943-2776
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center