Tonya Kaltenbach, MD MS


Advanced GI Endoscopy, Inc
2490 Hospital Drive, Suite 211
El Camino Hospital
Mountain View, CA 94040
Tel: 650-492-3384  Fax: 650-963-3535



My Focus is to Detect, Diagnose & Remove Gastrointestinal Polyps, Lesions & Early Cancers – All Using the Endoscope

Procedures Performed: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD), Complex Polypectomy, Detection of Nonpolypoid (Flat) Lesions, Image Enhanced Endoscopy, Chromoendoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopic Variceal Ligation, Endoscopic Glue Injection of Gastric Varices Using Cyanoacrylate, Endoscopic Dilation, Endoscopic Treatment of Zenker’s Diverticulum, Luminal Stenting, Balloon Assisted Deep Enteroscopy, Radiofrequency Ablation, Argon Plasma Coagulation of Radiation Proctitis, Endoscopic Hemorrhoid Band Ligation

Example Material:

Scientific Publications: 
Digestive Disease Week 2012 Presentation 


Endoscopic Removal of Large Polyps:
A Patient Experience

Advanced Training in Endoscopic Removal Techniques (Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection – ESD)
Outcomes of Endoscopy Compared to Surgery;Increased Adverse Events and Cost of Surgery for Benign Colon Polyps 

Endoscopic Detection of Flat Polyps:
Article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
Featured in the New York Times
Featured on CBS NEWS; Veterans Health Administration


Endoscopy Surveillance in Inflammatory Bowel Disease:
Chromoendoscopy with Targeted Biopsy in IBD
Article in Gastroenterology with Video Link

Issue in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics North America; with Atlas
SCENIC International Consensus

Gastroenterology Practice Updates on IBD Surveillance


High Definition Endoscopy:
Article by Apple



Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, University California San Francisco

NCIRE, The Veterans Health Research Initiative



Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection Externship 2009
National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Mentor: Takuji Gotoda, MD PhD

Advanced Endoscopic Imaging & Therapy Fellowship 2007-2008
California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Mentors: Roy Soetikno MD MS & Kenneth Binmoeller MD

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship 2004-2007
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Mentor: Roy Soetikno MD MS

Internal Medicine Residency 2001-2004
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Director: Kelley Skeff, MD



Masters in Clinical Research University of California, San Francisco, CA

Medical College Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate University University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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