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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

About Us

The Digestive Disease Center at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University provides expertise in all aspects of gastrointestinal disease management in a multi-disciplinary environment.

As an academic tertiary medical center we offer complete services for evaluating gastrointestinal motility disorders, anorectal and colonic problems and liver disease. Our fully-equipped endoscopy unit provides advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques such as EUS, EMR, BARRx, photodynamic therapy (PDT), capsule endoscopy, single balloon enteroscopy, esophageal and anorectal manometry and Remicade infusion therapy.

In addition, our Pancreaticobilary Center offers EUS and ERCP procedures, including all therapeutic techniques. We also have well-established services in interventional radiology, laparoscopic surgery, surgery and GI oncology. Digestive Disease Center physicians coordinate all aspects of patient testing and treatment in one convenient location, and maintain communication with referring physicians, providing a seamless continuum of care.

Patients requiring consultation and treatment for complex issues or advanced therapeutic endoscopy will find that the Digestive Disease Center offers the best care in Brooklyn.

To schedule an appointment call 718-270-4772. All endoscopic procedures are done as outpatient procedures, so patients can quickly recover and go home the same day.

Conditions We Specialize In

Colon/Rectal Disorders

  • Routine screenings for
    • patients age 50 and over
    • patients with a family history of colon cancer or polyps
    • chronic inflammatory bowel disease
  • Treatment for colon cancer
  • Removal of benign and precancerous polyps
  • Constipation
  • GI (rectal) bleeding
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic diarrheal disorder
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Rectal incontinence
  • Anemia and occult bleeding
  • GI Cancers
  • Pancreas and Biliary disorders

Esophageal Disorders

  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Stomach Disorders

  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Diverticular disease