Gastroenterology is medical specialty focused on the digestive tract, which contains the esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon, liver and biliary system.
These organs are vital to digesting food, absorbing nutrients and removing waste from your body. At AdvantageCare Physicians, our Gastroenterologists can diagnose, treat, and manage a number of conditions, including:
- Colon cancer screenings
- Stomach pain and peptic ulcers
- Constipation and diarrhea
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Heartburn and acid (gastroesophageal) reflux disease
- Liver disease, including Hepatitis
- Inflammatory bowel disease
Patients should consider seeing a Gastroenterologist if they have blood in their stool, difficulty swallowing, or abdominal pain. Patients with a family history of gastrointestinal diseases, or those over the age of 50 should be evaluated on a regular basis. Our Gastroenterologists can perform a variety of nonsurgical procedures and tests to evaluate your condition, including:
- Upper endoscopies
- Video capsule endoscopies
After making a diagnosis, a Gastroenterologist will consult with the patient on their range of treatment options. Surgery may be required to treat some conditions. Schedule an appointment online or call 646-680-4227 to see if you qualify for an open access screening colonoscopy.