Liza M. Capiendo, M.D. is an Attending Physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She was the Clinical Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery from 2014 to 2016 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She received her Medical Degree from Loma Linda University and completed her surgical residency at King/Drew Medical Center. While a surgical resident, she received the Surgical Resident of the Year award on three occasions.
Dr. Capiendo is board certified and is a member of The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
Dr. Capiendo completed her Colon and Rectal Fellowship at Los Angeles County/U.S.C. Medical Center.
Her main clinical and research interests focus on the laparoscopic treatment of colon and rectal disorders. She has a special interest in the laparoscopic resection of gastrointestinal malignancies. Dr. Capiendo places special emphasis on the treatment of rectal disorders in women. Her expertise includes the treatment of pelvic floor disorders and the treatment of fecal incontinence.
Dr. Capiendo has published the results of her original research on the Radiotherapeutic Pretreatment of Colon Xenografts in The Journal of Immunopharmacology.
She has presented the results of her investigation into recurrent colon and rectal cancer to The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Convention in Philadelphia.