Gastroenterology

A gastroenterologist specializes in the diagnosis and management of disorders related to the digestive system, such as the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver.

A gastroenterologist diagnosis and treats the following disease: anal fissure, fistula and abscess, achalasia, anemia, autoimmune hepatitis, Barrett’s Esophagus, Celiac disease, Cirrhosis, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, constipation, Crohn’s disease, diarrhea, diverticulitis eosinophilic esophagitis, esophageal stricture, fatty liver disease, GERD, gastroparesis, gas, Helicobacter Pylori, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, hemorrhoids, hiatal hernia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, pancreatitis, Peptic ulcer disease, and Ulcerative Colitis.

You should consider visiting a gastroenterologist Brooklyn if you experience one or more of the following symptoms: abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, bloody stools, extreme weight loss, rectal itching or pain, severe heartburn and indigestion that will not go away, difficulties in swallowing, or abdominal discomfort like bloating, nausea, vomiting, burping, constipation or diarrhea.

This type of pain is extremely common; however, it rarely goes treated. Patients with GI problems often experience acute or chronic pain over long periods of time without seeking treatment. It is important to get appropriate care because even minor symptoms can indicate more serious health issues. The key is early diagnosis and treatment.

Our gastroenterologist Brooklyn physicians understand that digestive issues are uncomfortable or unpleasant for most patients to discuss. Your health and concerns are our number one priority. We will provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to discuss your digestive issues. Our highly trained gastroenterologist will accurately diagnose your problem and recommend preventative measures for something minor like gas or a treatment plan for something major like Crohn’s Disease. If you do have a serious issue, it is our goal to help you live a normal life as possible. We understand how stressful an unmanaged digestive health issues can be. We will do everything possible guarantee the maximize quality of life for all of our patients.

One of the test and procedures our physicians will utilize is a colonoscopy. During a colonoscopy, the doctor will look at the inner lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon). He or she uses a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope to look at the colon. A physician utilizes a colonoscopy discover and diagnose ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding. All adults should get a colonoscopy once they have reached the age of 50 years old or earlier depending on the risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Whether you come to for a routine visit, maintenance-based procedure, or something more involved, our physicians are armed with an arsenal of experience and tried-and-true methodologies. Contact NYC Medical Plaza today.

F.A.Qs


A gastroenterologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and conditions. A GI physician uses a procedure called Endoscopy which detects certain cancers, polyps or ulcers, or it may be used to determine the cause of bleeding in the digestive tract.
The optimal screening test to detect colorectal cancer. During a screening colonoscopy, the patient is given a mild sedative drug and a thin, lighted tube is inserted through the rectum allowing the gastroenterologist a full view of the lining of the rectum and colon. If the doctor discovers polyps, they may be removed as part of the procedure.
Approximately take 30 to 60 minutes. The time will depend on if biopsies are taken or polyps are found. After the procedure you will be kept 1 to 2 hours.
An abnormal growth in the lining of the digestive tract. Most polyps are benign and vary in size. Polyps can become cancerous, so their removal is necessary so they can be biopsied.
You should reduce any risk of cancer by ordering a baseline colonoscopy before the age of 50. This procedure is identical to a routine colonoscopy.
A nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person’s digestive tract and stomach. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, your doctor slowly moves the endoscope down your throat so he or she can view pictures of your digestive tract on a monitor.
Approximately 20 to 30 minutes. After the procedure you will be kept 1 to 2 hours.
For endoscopic examination of the upper digestive tract, you cannot intake any food or fluids for several hours before the procedure. For endoscopic examinations of the colon, your physician will create a special diet for you to follow for several days. Additionally, you will undergo a thorough bowel cleanse.