Sep122018
stomach pain

How to Determine When Your Stomach Pains Mean You Need a Gastroenterologist?

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When you have an upset stomach from an acute illness, you might see your regular doctor for care. However, what should you do if you have stomach pain that occurs frequently or lasts for long periods of time? When you might have an underlying condition that affects your gastrointestinal system, your doctor will recommend seeing a gastroenterologist. Learn more about when to see this type of specialist and what kinds of conditions they treat. Common Gastrointestinal Symptoms Gastrointestinal problems can cause a wide range of symptoms, such as any of […]
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Aug152018
Liver Problems

Symptoms of Liver Disease

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Your liver plays a crucial role in your body by removing toxins and helping you digest food. When you have a liver disease, it means that an infection, underlying illness, or other problem is affecting this organ’s ability to do its job. This can result in a wide range of symptoms that affect you in different ways. Knowing more about the symptoms of a liver disease and what causes them helps ensure that you seek medical care and get the treatment you need. Causes of Liver Diseases Liver diseases can […]
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Jun132018
Woman at Desk

What Is a Hemorrhoidectomy?

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Hemorrhoids can cause slight discomfort in mild cases, but more serious cases might result in rectal bleeding, pain and other severe symptoms. When you need to have hemorrhoids removed, this procedure is known as a hemorrhoidectomy. When to Consider a Hemorrhoidectomy You might need to have a hemorrhoidectomy done if you have hemorrhoids that cause severe symptoms, such as burning, bleeding or persistent itching, or if you have hemorrhoids that keep coming back or occur on a chronic basis. Good candidates for this procedure include those who have severe or […]
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May112018
Schedule Colonoscopy 5.11.18

When Should I Get My Colon Screened for Cancer?

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Nearly 100,000 new cases of colon cancer are diagnosed each year, but the disease can often be caught early and even prevented with appropriate screenings. What Causes Colon Cancer? Colon cancer often begins as a polyp, which is a growth of tissue that lines the colon. Most polyps aren’t cancerous, but a certain type has a higher risk of developing into cancer. In general, larger polyps have a greater chance of becoming cancerous. When it turns into cancer, abnormal cells in the colon divide uncontrollably. They ultimately form a cancerous […]
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Apr202018
Hepatitis 4.20.18

What Causes Hepatitis?

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Millions of people are infected with hepatitis, and most of them aren’t aware of it. In fact, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that for one particular type of hepatitis – many baby boomers have been unknowingly living with it for years. What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, an organ that’s located in the right upper part of your abdomen. Your liver is responsible for a variety of important functions, including the production of bile, which helps with digestion. It also filters toxins from the body […]
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Mar92018
Woman With Stomach Pain 3.9.18

Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

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Your pancreas gland is responsible for helping you maintain healthy blood sugar levels. When you have a pancreatic disease, it can result in serious health problems. Types of Pancreatic Diseases Pancreatic diseases include pancreatic cancer and acute or chronic pancreatitis. Pancreatic cancer develops when abnormal cells in the pancreas multiply and form malignant tumors. Pancreatitis refers to inflammation of the pancreas. Causes of Pancreatic Diseases The cause of pancreatic cancer has not yet been found. However there are several risk factors that can increase your risk of having the disease. […]
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Nov12017
man with bad stomach pain

When Should I See a Stomach Doctor?

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A stomach doctor – also called a gastroenterologist – handles ailments of the digestive system, including everything from esophageal problems to liver disease.   In this blog, Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony Borcich explains the symptoms as well as the need for screenings that should prompt you to make an appointment with a stomach doctor.   What is a stomach doctor? A gastroenterologist specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. This includes the stomach, intestines, esophagus, liver, pancreas, colon, and rectum.   This type of specialist has advanced […]
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Jul262016
woman suffering from the symptoms of Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Where Can I Be Evaluated for Eosinophilic Esophagitis in NYC?

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Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an allergic/immune condition that’s been identified within the past two decades. It’s considered to be a major cause of illnesses of the digestive system.   In this blog, Dr. Anthony Borcich will explain what eosinophilic esophagitis is and where you can be evaluated for this disease.   What is eosinophilic esophagitis? Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic immune system disease. It occurs when a specific type of white blood cell (the eosinophil) builds up in your esophagus. This occurs in response to foods, allergens, or acid reflux, […]
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Jun242016
man suffering from abdominal pain looking for a gastroenterologist in NYC

How Do I Know When My Stomach Symptoms Warrant Seeing a Gastroenterologist in NYC?

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We’ve all experienced some type of abdominal or stomach pain at some point, but we may not be sure when we should see a gastroenterologist. This specialist has advanced training and experience in diagnosing and treating diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach.   Abdominal pain has many potential causes that aren’t serious and don’t necessarily require medical attention, such as gas pains or a pulled muscle. The level of pain, however, doesn’t always indicate the seriousness of the condition that’s causing it. Gastroenteritis (a stomach virus), for example, […]
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