Latest Articles by Gastroenterology Associates

Pain Locator: Where Does it Hurt?

Abdominal pain can have a wide range of causes. Understanding the nine regions and four quadrants of your abdomen can help pinpoint possible origins and identify associated ailments. Here's a helpful guide.
May 10, 2018

Abdominal pain could be indicative of many ailments, ranging from gas and constipation to gallstones or pancreatitis. Understanding the type of pain you're experiencing, where it's originating from, and the severity of your ailment, could help you get the correct treatment before symptoms worsen.


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What to Expect: Colonoscopy vs Upper Endoscopy

To understand a colonoscopy vs upper endoscopy, it's important to note the procedures' similarities and distinctions—such as their combined role investigating symptoms and identifying and removing cancerous and pre-cancerous polyps; as well as the different digestive tract regions inspected by each.
May 10, 2018

A colonoscopy and upper endoscopy are two procedures performed frequently by gastroenterologists to view and examine various portions of your digestive tract. Colonoscopies inspect the large intestine (colon and rectum) while upper endoscopies observe the esophagus, stomach and the first part of the small intestine.


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Start Spreading the News: It's Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Read about the success of this educational effort put forth by President Clinton in February 2000. Also includes information regarding individuals who may have a heightened risk of developing colorectal cancer.
March 23, 2018

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! That means it’s the perfect time for healthcare providers and their patients to join forces in continuing to spread awareness about the disease itself, as well as about screening, prevention, and treatment.


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Stress-Free Upper Endoscopy Preparation Guide

To prepare for an Upper Endoscopy (EGD), you’ll be instructed to refrain from certain food and drink in the hours, or days, leading up to your procedure. Diabetics, smokers, and those on certain medications may be given additional instructions for EGD preparation.
March 23, 2018

An upper endoscopy (or EGD) is a simple and safe procedure that benefits the lives of millions of Americans each year. Still, we know that scheduling an upper endoscopy could be intimidating, so we put together some information to shed light on the procedure and preparation guidelines to alleviate some of your worries.


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Lawmakers & Survivors Join Gastroenterology Associates In Raising Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Congresswoman Kathleen Rice and Nassau Legis. Rose Walker joined doctors, staff, and patients of Gastroenterology Associates in annual event to raise awareness about colorectal cancer.
March 23, 2018

In what has become an important annual tradition of spreading vital information in the ongoing battle against colorectal cancer, local lawmakers including U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice and Nassau County Legis. Rose Walker once again joined doctors, staff, and patients of Gastroenterology Associates—one of the largest gastroenterology practices on Long Island—for a special recent gathering at its outpatient facility Long Island Center for Digestive Health in Uniondale to raise awareness about this deadly disease.    


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