Kaiser Permanente San Diego (Kaiser) is an inpatient consultative GI experience mainly for second- and third-year fellows at a busy integrated healthcare delivery system. Most of the patient demographics here are working and middle class patients with a variety of general GI and liver diseases.
Common consults include non-variceal upper GI bleeding, lower GI bleeding, occult blood in stool, choledocholithiasis, pancreatitis, and elevated liver tests. The most common endoscopic procedures include EGD, colonoscopies, PEG, and ERCP. Fellows present and discuss all patients with staff gastroenterologists. There are teaching conferences at Kaiser. Kaiser has full radiological (CT, MRI, US), pathologic, and surgical services for patient care.