Dr. Capiendo is double board-certified in both general surgery and colorectal surgery. She is a fellow of The American College of Surgeons and 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.
As a female proctologist in Los Angeles who is also a colorectal surgeon, her main clinical and research interests focus on robotic surgery for colon and rectal diseases as well as anorectal disorders and her expertise includes preventative care with anal cancer screening and colonoscopies.
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. She has presented at the first China-USA International Medical Summit in Beijing, China in 2019 on the advances in colon and rectal cancer surgery. She was the former clinical chief of colorectal surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and remains active as teaching faculty.