Here at The Gastroenterology Group of Northern NJ, we proudly offer an array of important services for our valued patients, providing the expertise and experience that is necessary to assure you that you can get the results that you want. As so many others have, depend on us for the high quality specialized care that is required for addressing the delicate issues of the digestive system.
Most people should get a first colonoscopy at age 50. This is an essential screening for colon cancer and is done on an outpatient basis. The procedure itself is very simple and quick, only requiring some preparation on your part the day before. Should any polyps or abnormalities be discovered, they will be removed or biopsied. Our gastroenterologist near Englewood also does upper endoscopies, which is a similar type of diagnostic test for the upper digestive tract. Another procedure, known as ERCP, is used to detect the presence of gallstones, jaundice, pancreatitis, cancer of the bile ducts or pancreas, and to diagnose the cause of abdominal pain. Endoscopic ultrasound is performed as away to delve more deeply into results that are found from having an endoscopy, CT scan, MRI, or traditional ultrasound; or to diagnose problems in the gallbladder, bile duct, or pancreas, when other types of tests have not provided the necessary information. If you have hemorrhoids, our gastroenterologist near Englewood can use a method called banding, which is a more permanent solution, essentially removing them by cutting off their blood supply. Other procedures done here include PEG, for providing nutrients to the stomach in patients who can’t swallow, for example; video capsule endoscopy for certain small intestine issues; gastric surgery for weight loss; and fecal microbiota transplant.
Call our office to schedule an examination and consultation with our gastroenterologist near Englewood. Your digestive health is vital and we can help you to maintain or regain it.