Latest Articles by Gastroenterology Associates

The Truth About GERD Treatment

There's no shortage of bad advice on GERD treatment out there. Here's what you really need to know about how to manage your chronic acid reflux.
March 05, 2020

When you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as chronic heartburn or acid reflux, finding the right treatment can be tricky. While there’s no shortage of internet advice on at-home treatments and alternative therapies, the truth is that GERD is best treated with the help of a professional.


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Lactose Intolerance 101

Lactose intolerance is a digestive disorder characterized by the inability to digest lactose, resulting in symptoms including diarrhea, gas and bloating.
January 09, 2020

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, about 65 percent of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose after infancy. Of that, the Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit academic medical center in Ohio, estimates 30 to 50 million Americans have some degree of intolerance. 


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Dietary Protocols Before & After an Endoscopic Procedure

Endoscopies require specialized diets. Here is a helpful breakdown of common procedures and regimens.
December 04, 2019

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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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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6 Signs You Need to See a Gastroenterologist

Abnormal bowel movements, rectal bleeding, frequent heartburn, abdominal pain/bloating, trouble swallowing, and 50+ years of age are all triggers for scheduling a consultation with a gastroenterologist.
October 03, 2018

You may be instructed to visit a gastroenterologist, a digestive diseases specialist, if you are experiencing symptoms such as abnormal bowel movements, rectal bleeding, frequent heartburn, abdominal pain, bloating, trouble swallowing, or are of age to begin regularly screening for colorectal cancer.


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Understanding Gallbladder Pain

Gallbladder pain originates in the upper right quadrant of your abdomen and ranges from mild to severe.
July 06, 2018

The pain associated with gallstones (cholelithiasis) and gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis) can be excruciating. Consequently, learning how to properly identify and remedy such attacks is mission critical.

The following breaks down the fundamental facts about the gallbladder and this common condition affecting approximately 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. adult population—with about 1 million cases presenting annually—including preventative measures and treatment options.


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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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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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