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Gastroenterology

The division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology offers a wide scope of services, both to the community and to the other departments within the hospital including Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Radiology and Rehabilitation. It is the goal of our division to provide the best possible care in a timely and cost effective manner to the patients.

The division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology provides care for adults age 18 and over. Services are also provided as needed for younger patients as deemed necessary and appropriate in collaboration with the Pediatric Gastroenterology Division.

The Endoscopy Unit is equipped with State-of-the-Art endoscopes and other modern technology. In addition to the routine endoscopic procedures such as upper GI endoscopy, colonoscopy, biopsies, polypectomy (polyp removal), complex procedures like endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with removal of gallstones and drainage of bile ducts are performed by our highly skilled staff. A wide variety of other advanced endoscopic procedures are also performed regularly.

The division also trains junior physicians (fellows) in gastroenterology, endoscopy and liver diseases under a fully accredited fellowship program, by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or ACGME.

Our division is proud of its record of performance and achievements that are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or JCAHO, as well as by state and local authorities. This is a testament to the highest level of quality assurance and performance improvement.

In addition to being highly skilled consultants and endoscopists, all division members and fellows are also well published and involved in current innovative research. They are as well members of local and national medical organizations including American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)and New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (NYSGE).

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