Latest Articles by Gastroenterology Associates

Dietary Protocols Before & After an Endoscopic Procedure

Endoscopies require specialized diets. Here is a helpful breakdown of common procedures and regimens.
November 09, 2021

Seventy-five million endoscopic procedures are performed each year in the United States, of which 51.5 million are gastrointestinal endoscopies. While a colonoscopy may be the most common, with 19 million annually, there are several others, each requiring specialized dietary guidelines before and after the examination.   

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Catch Colorectal Cancer Early

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. By taking preventative screening measures, you can greatly reduce your risk.
June 07, 2019

Together, colon and rectal cancers (often referred to as colorectal cancer) are the third most common type in the United States, with an estimated 145,600 new cases and 51,020 deaths expected in 2019. You can significantly lower your risk of developing advanced colorectal cancer by knowing your risks and taking proactive screening measures to detect polyps. If all adults over the age of 45 received preventative screening, as is recommended by the American Cancer Society, thousands of colorectal cancer-related deaths could be avoided, each year.

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Doctors & Survivors Stress Prevention at Gastroenterology Associates' Annual Colorectal Cancer Awareness Event

Nassau County Legis. Rose Walker joined staff and patients of Gastroenterology Associates at annual event to raise awareness about colorectal cancer.
May 08, 2019

To raise awareness about the dangers of colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, Gastroenterology Associates (GA)—one of the largest gastroenterology practices on Long Island—hosts an annual gathering of doctors, staff, lawmakers, and patients at its partner outpatient facility, Long Island Center for Digestive Health (LICDH). Its goal is to decrease the incidence of colon cancer, and increase early detection. [VIDEO]

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Watch Out for These Colorectal Cancer Symptoms

Colorectal cancer symptoms include sudden changes in bowel movements, persistent abdominal pain and unexplained weight loss, among others.
April 15, 2019

Colorectal cancer (CRC), also called colon cancer, occurs in the last two parts of the digestive tract: the large intestine, or colon, and rectum. Symptoms of colorectal cancer include persistent abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, and blood in the stool.

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Colorectal Cancer Stages

Colorectal cancer can advance through five distinct stages, labeled 0 to 4, increasing in numerical value with the severity and spread of the disease.
March 15, 2019

When a patient is diagnosed with colorectal cancer, one of the first questions they’ll want to be answered is: “What stage is it?” Stages of colon cancer, like most others involving a tumor, are broken down into five groups, labeled 0 to 4. The numbers increase with the severity of the disease.

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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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