Gary H. Hoffman, M.D. is Clinical Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Attending Surgeon in the Division of General Surgery, and Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at The David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Hoffman’s main clinical and research interests involve the laparoscopic, minimally invasive treatment of colon and rectal malignancies, optimizing outcomes and techniques in general colorectal surgery, endoscopy and the surgical treatment of hemorrhoids.
Doctor Hoffman is board certified.
Dr. Hoffman is a pioneer in the use of the procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids (PPH), an alternative hemorrhoidal operation which has been demonstrated to result in less postoperative pain and a faster return to work or to the activities of daily living. In his research he has confirmed the superiority of PPH when compared with traditional hemorrhoidectomy. He is actively involved in research to further streamline the procedure and improve the instrumentation.
Dr. Hoffman has written articles for peer- reviewed publications, including Diseases of the Colon and Rectum and Surgical Rounds and American Surgeon. He is an Editor and frequent contributor to General Surgery News, a national publication for surgeons.
Dr. Hoffman received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. He completed his surgical internship at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and his surgical residency at Louisiana State University-Charity Hospital of New Orleans Medical Center.
Dr. Hoffman is a member of The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, The Southern California Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, The American College of Surgeons and The American Medical Association.