Institute for Digestive and Liver Disorders

Digestive and Liver Disorders

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital's Institute for Digestive and Liver Disorders brings together a unique group of specialists and state-of-the-art medical services to provide a coordinated, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of digestive and liver conditions.

The Institute's group of physician specialists includes gastroenterologists (doctors who specialize in digestive disorders), hepatologists (doctors who specialize in liver diseases), surgeons, robotic-assisted and laparoscopic (minimally-invasive) surgeons, gastrointestinal (digestive) radiologists, medical and radiation oncologists, and pathologists. Nutritionists and psychologists are also valuable members of the team.

NYPBMH digestive and liver doctors are actively involved in various clinical research projects and our group of physicians has published in national journals and presented studies at national conferences. Currently, we are working on a variety of projects that examine ways to improve patient care, prevent disease, and promote digestive and liver health.

Referrals to our specialists or to digestive and liver programs and services available at the Hospital can be made through a patient's primary care physician or can be requested through the Institute's physician referral service.

To request educational speakers or other community participation from NYPBMH relating to the Institute for Digestive and Liver Disorders, or for more information, please visit the relevant Community Education and Programs pages and then contact the Department of Public Affairs with your request or inquiry.

Digestive and Liver Disorders Programs

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, only behind breast cancer, prostate

Gallbladder Disease

Surgery has a 99 percent cure rate for gallstones. A cholesystectomy requires three to four small (one-inch)

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis can be a life-threatening disease with many complications and requires emergent hospitalization.

Liver Disease Center

The NYPBMH Center for Liver Diseases provides excellence in the evaluation, treatment and management

Heartburn & GERD

For most, it's an occasional experience that is easily relieved with an over-the-counter antacid. For some,

 

Pediatric Gastroenterology

The pediatric gastroenterology program at NYPBMH offers treatment of bowel and liver disorders in children.

Ulcers

Ulcers are sores along the lining of the stomach or duodenum.

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a liver infection in which the hepatitis C virus causes the liver to become inflamed.

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease (also called sprue) is an autoimmune condition characterized by gluten intolerance. Gluten is

Other Digestive and Liver Disorders Services

Achalasia

Achalasia is a rare disease of the esophagus that causes a person to lose the normal ability to swallow food.

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are a common medical problem. There are two types of hemorrhoids: internal and external.

Contact

Find a physician affiliated with the Institute for Digestive and Liver Disorders or call 866-DIGEST1 (866-344-3781).

To contact the Division of Gastroenterology at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, call 718-780-3851.