Sep292016
woman suffering from stomach pain

Where Can I Find Stomach Ulcer Treatment in NYC?

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A stomach ulcer (also called a gastric ulcer) is a cratered lesion or sore located in the wall of the stomach. The same type of ulcer can also occur in the upper part of the small intestine, where it’s called a duodenal ulcer. Collectively, these types of ulcers are known as peptic ulcer disease, which affects about 4 million Americans each year. They sometimes heal on their own, but if not, they can cause serious problems, including bleeding, a perforation or hole that develops in the wall of the stomach, […]
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Aug252016
Gastroenterologist discussing ERCP procedure

What is Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and why is it Performed?

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An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a test that your doctor can use to check the tubes (ducts) that drain the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. It utilizes a flexible, lighted scope to help your doctor be able to check for any evidence of problems. X-rays can be taken to check to see if any blockages or other issues are present, and a tissue sample (biopsy) can be taken if needed for more information.   In this blog, Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony Borcich will explain what endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is and why it is […]
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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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Apr262016
Does My GI Doctor’s Adenoma Detection Rate Impact My Colonoscopy

How Does My GI Doctor’s Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR) Impact My Colonoscopy?

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Adenomas of the colon (large intestine) are a type of polyp that if not removed at an early stage can become cancerous. When planning for your colonoscopy, it’s important to be diligent in your search for a Gastroenterologist (GI) doctor. Some doctors find more polyps than others – and that translates into greater protection from cancer for their patients, so it’s important to select one who provides a very high level of detection.   In this blog, board-certified Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony Borcich, will explain how your doctor’s adenoma detection […]
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