Patient Education

About Colonoscopy

What is a colonoscopy? Colonoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of your large intestine (colon) for abnormalities by inserting a thin flexible tube, as thick as your finger, into your anus and slowly advancing it into the rectum and colon. This instrument, called a colonoscope,…
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Colon Cancer Screening

Approximately 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed every year in the United States and nearly 50,000 people die from the disease. It has been estimated that increased awareness and screening would save at least 30,000 lives each year. Colorectal cancer is highly preventable and…
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Colon Cancer Risk Test

Are you over age 50? Do you have a personal history of colon cancer or colon polyps? Do you have a family history – one or more parents, brothers and/or sisters, or children – of colon cancer or adenomatous polyps? Do you have a history of inflammatory bowel disease,…
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Understanding Colon Cancer

Routine cancer screening can save lives. It can also cause serious harm. This is the “double-edged sword” of cancer screening, says Otis Webb Brawley, MD, chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society. “Many of these cancers we treat and cure never needed to be treated and cured,” Brawley…
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Allergy Testing

Allervison is a skin test procedure when the antigen covered skin tester is placed directly on the patient’s skin. No Blood, No Needles. Your allergy results are ready in 15 minutes.

Metabolic Test

This is a 10 minute test which analyzes the air you breath out to determine exactly how much oxygen your body consumed. This is how your metabolic rate is measured. Your metabolic test will be used to calculate your Target Caloric Zones. By testing your unique metabolic rate, we can determine and help you understand why you’ve had difficulty losing weight in the past and what you need to do to be successful.

Fructose Tolerance Test

This test measures the ability of your intestine to breakdown fructose.

Lactose Tolerance Test

This test measures the ability of your intestine to breakdown lactose, a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products.

Helicobacter Pylori Test

This test is used to detect Helicobacter Pylori infection in the stomach and upper part of small intestine(duodenum). H.pylori can cause peptic ulcers.

Capsule Endoscopy & Upper Endoscopy

This new technology allows the patient to swallow a small video capsule. Within this capsule is a camera that takes pictures as it travels through the stomach and small intestine. It takes about two pictures per second as it makes its way through the GI tract. This capsule enables…
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Allows your doctor to view the inside of your lower digestive tract (colon & rectum). It can help screen for colon cancer and can also help find the source of abdominal pain, bleeding, and changes in bowel habits. This test can safely be performed in our state-of-the -art center-Queens…
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