Latest Articles by Gastroenterology Associates

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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Long Island Center for Digestive Health Wins APEX Quality Award

For the fourth consecutive year, Long Island Center for Digestive Health (LICDH) has been awarded the prestigious APEX Quality Award, a national mark of distinction recognizing providers who demonstrate the highest level of patient satisfaction and overall care.
July 25, 2018

We’re Honored!

Long Island Center for Digestive Health (LICDH) proudly announces we have been named the recipient of the 2017 APEX Quality Award, for the fourth consecutive year.


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