Gastroenterologist opens Hawaii's 1st office-based endoscopy facility

Mel Ona, MD, opened Ohana Endoscopy Clinic in Kapolei, Hawaii, to provide upper endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures, local news affiliate KHON reported Feb. 18.

Dr. Ona said the practice is the first and only office-based endoscopy facility in Hawaii. He built the facility in a Kapolei strip mall between a grocery store and fast food restaurants.

He performed the clinic's first procedure Oct. 30, 2020.

Dr. Ona earned his medical degree from West Indies, Grenada-based St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed a residency at New York City-based NYU Langone Hospital and completed his fellowship at New York City-based Brooklyn Hospital Center.

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