“I consider myself extremely privileged to be able to comprehensively and compassionately care for people with digestive health issues. It is humbling to have patients often confide in me their most sensitive problems, which they may not even share entirely with their closest family. Building a strong, trusting physician-patient relationship is a foundation I always strive to achieve, as I believe this is a vital step to treatment success. Treating each patient as if he or she were a member of my own family is a standard of care I uphold in my practice.”
Board-Certified: Gastroenterology/Hepatology; Internal Medicine
Fellowship-Trained: Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Diseases, USC
Residency: Internal Medicine, Los Angeles County/USC General Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
MD: University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
Award: Resident of the Year, Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association, 2017
Dr. Yu specializes in medical disorders of the digestive system, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and hemorrhoids. His array of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques includes upper endoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, small intestine deep enteroscopy and bile duct/pancreatic duct endoscopy (ERCP). He treats acute and chronic GI problems and focuses heavily on prevention of diseases such as colon and esophageal cancer.
Dr. Yu is a Southern California native, fluent in Mandarin and medical Spanish, and excited to be practicing in the area where he grew up. When not hard at work, Dr. Yu enjoys traveling, reading, golf, basketball and photography. Dr. Yu joined Drs. Paul Lee and Shahrooz Bemanian in 2010 to help provide a comfortable and friendly medical office environment to meet the needs of their patients.