NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital's specialists in gastroenterology conduct diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including routine endoscopy, colonoscopy, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Their expertise includes gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and cancer, as well as liver disease, including Hepatitis C.
Endoscopy and Colonoscopy
The Endoscopy Unit at Lower Manhattan Hospital offers the latest endoscopic and bronchoscopy equipment, providing referring physicians and patients reports with images immediately following the examination. Procedures performed include:
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Upper Endoscopy
Evaluates causes of symptoms such as abdominal pain, swallowing difficulty, bleeding, nausea, and vomiting, and also is used to obtain tissues samples for assessment of infections associated with ulcer disease and stomach cancer.
Examines the lining of the colon for the detection and removal of precancerous growths, as well as to diagnose forms of infectious and non-infectious colitis.
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
Examines the ducts of the gallbladder, pancreas, and liver and can be used to remove bile duct stones, treat certain problems of the pancreatic ductal system, and remove obstruction.
Examines the trachea and bronchi for abnormalities of the lung and can be used to perform biopsies as indicated.
All NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital physicians are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. Within the familiar setting of their community hospital, patients experience a level of care found in a leading academic medical center.