The Division of Gastroenterology at NYU Langone Medical Center is dedicated to a mission of excellence in patient care, advancement in research and innovation, the highest standards in education and outreach, and a humanistic approach to care. With these 4 core pillars as our foundation, we provide our patients with state-of-the-art, advanced care in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal system.
Experts Urge Renewed Emphasis on Colon Cancer Screening
February 27, 2014—Colon cancer screening saves the lives of thousands of Americans every year, and yet one out of every three eligible people is not up to date on these vital health tests, Mark B. Pochapin, MD, and a team of prominent gastroenterologists and public officials told members of Congress yesterday. Read more.
Stomach Bugs: Tips To Prevent Infection
February 1, 2014—Norovirus, the leading cause of infectious gastroenteritis in the United States, is easily transmitted from person to person, causing symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea, reported Jonathan LaPook, MD, chief medical correspondent for the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" and Mebane Professor of Gastroenterology at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. LaPook discussed how the virus is spread and how to prevent infection. View video.
Study: Balloon-Assisted Colonoscopy May Increase Screening Detection Rates
January 29, 2014—Using a balloon-assisted colonoscope for colon cancer screening may be effective in increasing polyp and adenoma (a potentially pre-cancerous type of polyp) detection rates, according to study results presented by
Seth A. Gross, MD, director of endoscopy at Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, at the 2013 American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego. Read more.
New Law: Hepatitis C Test Must Be Offered to NY Baby Boomers
January 3, 2014—As the result of a New York State law passed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York hospitals and health service providers are now required to offer testing for the hepatitis C virus to all patients born between 1945 and 1965. “Testing for hepatitis C will lead to more people being diagnosed and treated for this infection,” said Samuel Sigal, MD, clinical director of hepatology, NYU Langone Medical Center. Read more.