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Mar, 2018
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Gluten Intolerance

Impact of Gluten-Free Diet

Gluten Free Diet

Recently gluten has become a topic of much interest and debate in the fields of nutrition and gastrointestinal health. Many people have adopted gluten-free diets based on doctor advice or personal choice.  Here is some important information to consider before going gluten free. What Is Gluten and What Kind of Food Is It Found In? […]

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

colon cancer awareness month

Time to get your REAR in GEAR! Who gets colon cancer? Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) affects both men and women, as well as people in all racial and ethnic groups. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US Nearly 137,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer each […]

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Can you reverse Acid Reflux?

Gotham Medical - Acid Reflux

What is acid reflux, and what is it caused by? Acid reflux occurs when acid produced by your stomach moves up into your esophagus. This muscular tube connects your throat with your stomach and has a lower esophageal sphincter (LES) that normally closes as soon as food passes through. When the LES fails to close […]

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Gluten: Friend, Foe or Fad?

Bloated? Fatigued? Overweight? Can’t concentrate? These are all ailments which have been blamed on eating gluten. Is there any validity to it? The answer is that it’s complicated… For those with Celiac Disease (CD), an autoimmune condition affecting ~1% of the American population, gluten is not your friend. In fact, there is no cure for […]

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EndoChoice’s Fuse endoscopy system introduced at Manhattan Endoscopy Center

Manhattan Endoscopy Center and the Doctors of Gotham Gastroenterology, PLLC Offer Innovative Full Spectrum Endoscopy® Procedure for Improved Early Detection of Colon Cancer Manhattan Endoscopy Center is one of the first in the nation to use EndoChoice’s Fuse® endoscope system to reduce the ‘miss rate’ of lesions during colonoscopy  Although colonoscopy exams prevent many colon […]

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Colon Cancer Risk In African Americans

African Americans have the highest rates of colon cancer among all ethnic groups in the United States.  There are many factors which contribute to these statistics.  Environmental factors, differences in tumor biology and access to screening have all been sited as possible causes.  The American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy […]

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Jan, 2015
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Heartburn

LINX for Reflux

If you suffer from reflux and are considering a surgical option, the LINX management system may be right for you.  For more information, please see the “Heartburn” section under the “Our Specialties” tab.

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Colon Cancer in Young Patients

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news and bad news in the war against colon cancer: While rates have fallen among older Americans, cases among adults aged 20 to 49 are rising and expected to continue to do so, a new study finds. The study also predicts that by 2020 and 2030, […]

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Dec, 2013
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Hepatitis

Hepatitis C

With increased screening and improved therapeutic options, we are literally witnessing the beginning of the end of chronic hepatitis C (HCV). Since 75% of HCV infection remains undiagnosed, the CDC recently advised a one-time screening for all baby boomers (age 45-65). The importance of this initiative was emphasized when Governor Cuomo signed legislation this month […]

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