June Is Men’s Health Awareness Month
It’s Men’s Health Awareness Month, and one of the reasons we choose to highlight it is because men are more likely to put off regular checkups and medical care, often ignoring symptoms that, if caught early, would have been more treatable. In addition, there are certain medical conditions, like prostate cancer, that only affect men, […]
Treating Esophageal Dysphagia with Esophageal Dilation
Esophageal dysphagia is a condition in which the esophagus makes swallowing difficult. It can cause choking or coughing when eating or make you less likely to eat out of fear. Many patients with esophageal dysphagia begin to experience quality of life issues from the disorder, but there are treatment options available. Symptoms of Esophageal Dysphagia […]
Can Stress Aggravate Gastrointestinal Symptoms?
There is a direct connection between your emotional state and your gastrointestinal tract. From feeling butterflies in your stomach when you’re nervous to developing an ulcer from extreme, ongoing stress, your body physically manifests stress in a variety of ways. If you are experiencing severe gastrointestinal problems, you may need to make an appointment for […]
How to Help Manage Your Gastrointestinal Problems with Your Diet
Do you suffer from gastrointestinal difficulties brought on by IBS, Celiac disease, or GERD? Do your symptoms worsen just after you’ve eaten or impact your quality of life? worse after you eat? Our experienced New York City gastroenterology specialists are dedicated to providing personalized endoscopic healthcare to meet the needs of our patients and their […]
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: March In for a Colonoscopy
Every March, to increase awareness, we recognize colorectal cancer awareness month. No one likes to think about getting a colonoscopy, but it’s an important conversation to have. Early detection of colon cancer can save your life. What Is Colorectal Cancer? Colorectal cancer is the term for any cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum, […]
Do I Need Band Ligation for My Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins located in the rectum and anus. Most people have experienced hemorrhoids, but in some cases, the hemorrhoids can become prolapsed and protrude through the anus. They can be more than just a painful nuisance. Sometimes, the bleeding and discomfort from hemorrhoids can interfere with your quality of life. At that point, […]
Heartburn or Heart Attack?
Heartburn and acid reflux are experienced more often during the holidays, and because of that, people sometimes miss the signs of a heart attack and assume they are just experiencing a bad case of heartburn. While heartburn and a heart attack share some symptoms, and heartburn can actually be a symptom of a heart attack, […]
5 Tips to Avoid Reflux During the Holidays
For people who suffer from reflux, the holidays can be a difficult time. It’s easy to overeat, and you’re often eating meals in other peoples’ homes or in restaurants where you can’t control the ingredients. These 5 tips can help you avoid reflux during the holidays. 1. Avoid Alcohol It’s a time for celebrating, and […]
Signs that You Should Have a Colonoscopy
Most people have heard from their physicians and from cancer prevention organizations about the need to have a colonoscopy at age 50. Having a colonoscopy at age 50 is one of the most effective ways to detect and prevent colorectal cancer. When detected early, colorectal cancer can be completely removed and you can go on […]
Why Do I Need a Liver Biopsy?
The liver is a large organ in the upper right portion of the abdomen that aids in digestion and detoxification. It is also important for aiding in efficient blood clotting. There are many reasons why you would need a liver biopsy. If your doctor tells you that you need a liver biopsy, you may feel concerned […]