A specialist in the field of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, Dr. N. Robert Elson has been in private practice for 20 years in Santa Monica, California.
Dr. Elson is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine, later completing an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Following his training in internal medicine, Dr. Elson sub-specialized in the field of Gastroenterology, completing a Fellowship in the prestigious Gastroenterology program at UCLA. The doctor was appointed a member of the clinical faculty in the UCLA School of Medicine, and remains an Assistant Professor, where he has taught medical students, house officers, and Fellows. He is a Diplomate on the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (F. A. C. P.).
Dr. Elson sees patients for the prevention, early detection, and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers and ulcers. He also sees patients for the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal bleeding, swallowing disorders, obesity, gallbladder disease, hepatitis, and pancreatitis, among others.
Dr. Elson is an expert endoscopist, performing screening and therapeutic colonoscopies and upper endoscopies. His detection rate for colon polyps is the highest in Santa Monica, and his complication rate is one of the lowest. The first physician to perform percutaneous endocopic gastrostomy in Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, or Westwood, Dr. Elson trained other physicians in the community in the technique. Dr. Elson is a careful and caring physician, who treats his patients the way he would want to be treated.
Dr. Elson’s office practice accepts many types of health insurance, except for HMOs. Most patients are referred to see him by other physicians, many of whom are also his patients themselves. Dr. Elson has participated in cutting-edge medical research, but his paramount focus has always been in the care of his patients.
The doctor’s office runs on time (he hates to be kept waiting himself), with strict patient confidentiality. He has taken care of the famous, infamous, and homeless--and all are treated with respect.
In his spare time, Dr. Elson enjoys traveling, engaging in outdoor activities, and spending time with his family. Some of Dr. Elson’s entertainment industry patients have encouraged him to attempt a career as a stand-up comedian. However, the doctor does not plan to give up his day job.
To contact Dr. Elson, or to schedule an appointment:
N. Robert Elson, M.D., F.A.C.P
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 1170 W
Santa Monica, California, 90404
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