Leo Treyzon, MD -  - Gastroenterologist

Leo Treyzon, MD

Gastroenterologist & Clinical Nutrition Specialist located in Cedars Sinai Medical Towers & West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Gallstones Specialist

Dr. Treyzon is skilled in providing the most advanced treatment options for gallstones in his Cedars Sinai Medical Towers, Los Angeles, CA, patients, using state-of-the-art technology to diagnose stones and determine the most appropriate treatment options for relief of symptoms and better overall health.

Gallstones Q&A

What are Gallstones?

Gallstones are hardened deposits of varying size that form in the gallbladder, but can move to through to other parts of the biliary tract (into ducts that carry bile from the gallbladder to the small intestine). It is possible to have one gallstone or multiple.

What are the Symptoms of Gallstones?

The majority of gallstones do not cause any symptoms. However, some people do experience symptoms, most commonly sudden, right upper abdominal pain. Other symptoms can include:

  • Central abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Jaundice
  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting

How are Gallstones Diagnosed?

If gallstones are suspected, imaging can be ordered. For visualization of the gallbladder, abdominal ultrasound or CT or is ordered, whereas HIDA scan, MRI, or ERCP is used for imaging of the bile ducts. Blood tests can also be drawn to check liver function and investigate potential complications.

How are Gallstones Treated?

Most often, gallstones that do not cause symptoms do not require treatment. For those that are symptomatic, it is possible to try medications that dissolve the gallstones. However, this can take time and is not always effective. Alternatively, a surgery can be preformed to remove the gallbladder (called a cholecystectomy).

Insurance Accepted

Here is a list of just some of the plans we accept, please contact our office if you have any questions.

Anthem Blue Cross of California
Director's Guild (DGA)
Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
United Healthcare
Writers Guild

Words from our patients

  • "I couldn't wait to log onto Yelp to give him a much deserving review. He is fantastic!"

    Helen S. - Yelp
  • "I'm amazed at how caring and helpful Dr. Treyzon is. It all started with an email inquiry to his receptionist Amie (who is also very kind and quickly replies to email)."

    Neirreth J. - Yelp
  • "Dr. Treyzon is one of the absolute best doctors I've ever been to. He's got a great bedside manner, he is intelligent, honest, listens and is an all around great guy."

    Beth Q. - Yelp
  • "Dr. Treyzon is one of the only doctors I've ever met that truly listens to his patients and doesn't give up on figuring out what's wrong."

    H.H. - Yelp
  • "Dr. Treyzon is one of the most responsive and thorough doctors I have dealt with. I've seen 5 different gastroenterologists across CA and MA, Dr. Treyzon is the best..."

    Matt M. - Yelp
  • "Dr. Leo Treyzon is an extremely intelligent, likeable and dilligent doctor. He is always on the cutting edge of the latest treatments and technologies."

    Sean S. - Yelp
  • "Great doctor. Great crew. Cannot recommend more highly!"

    J. Marvin C. - Yelp
  • "He is kind, doesn't rush me, listens to my concerns, and is systematic in his diagnoses."

    Mrs. S. - Yelp
  • Dr. Treyzon actually spent an incredible amount of time researching my rather arcane issue and then came up with a creative and innovative solution."

    Baruch T. - Yelp
  • "My OB-GYN referred me to Dr. Treyzon, and I have to say, he was absolutely wonderful."

    Julie S. - Yelp
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