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SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Edward J. Block, MD

4.8 out of 5 (90 Ratings)
  • Gastroenterology
Additional Language Spoken
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Mission Heritage Medical Group
  • Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Mission Heritage Mission Viejo - Gastroenterology Suite 240
27871 Medical Center Road
Suite 240
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Mission Heritage Mission Viejo - Gastroenterology Suite 240
27871 Medical Center Road
Suite 240
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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(949) 364-5090
(949) 542-8710
Mon 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tue 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wed 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thu 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Gastroenterology
    Education & Training
    • Fellowship
      in Gastroenterology at University of California- Irvine- 1986 - 1986
    • Fellowship
      in Internal Medicine- Cedars Sinai Medical Center and UCLA- 1984 - 1984
    • Residency
      Cedars Sinai Medical Center and UCLA - 1983
    • Medical School
      Mount Sinai Hospital - 1980
    • College
      Washington University in St. Louis - 1975
  • Biography



    Dr. Block believes that the successful practice of medicine is the most challenging and fulfilling career choice possible. He especially enjoys the unique personal bond between the physician and patient as they work together to improve patient healing.

    Dr. Block graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and completed his medical training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He had his residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and UCLA. He completed his Gastroenterology fellowship at University of California, Irvine.

    He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. In recognition of his contributions to medical education, he was awarded the USC Family Practice Attending Physician of the Year award and the American Academy of Family Physicians recognition award for teaching excellence.

    He has also been recognized as a Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association and Orange Coast Magazine in 2005.

    Dr. Block has held multiple leadership positions including Chief of Gastroenterology at Mission Hospital as well as President of Mission Internal Medical Group.

    He has a special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Reflux Disease.

    American Board of Internal Medicine Past Chief of Gastroenterology at Mission Hospital Past President of Mission Internal Medical Group
    Areas of Expertise
    Inflammatory bowel disease, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, colon cancer screening
  • 20-Apr-2020
    Every thing was great during the visit, the follow up procedure was exceptional. The constant message's prior to the procedure was exceptional as well. Would rate it a 10+.
    Dr. Block is the best of the best..,always patient, warm and professional. i am completely confident in his ability and experience as a physician.
    He had access to my ER visit records and followup lab work which helped in addition to the procedures he had done in the past!
    Everything was done on the phone and via ZOOM and I was totally impressed with how thorough the office and medical assistant were. Just like if I had been at the office. Dr. Block was wonderful and thorough and warm - even via ZOOM. Nothing lacking at all in the virtual visit either than the pleasure of seeing him in person.
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