Gastroenterology


(718) 963-2105 or (718) 486-4174

Endoscopy Suites
The Endoscopy Unit at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center boasts one of the most active and most equipped GI facilities in New York.

The Endoscopy Unit consists of three (3) procedure rooms, a pre-procedure waiting area and a post-procedure monitoring area. The Endoscopy Unit staff assesses, evaluates and treats patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. Patients can be inpatient as well as outpatient (ambulatory surgery). Procedures performed by the GI physician in collaboration with the nursing staff are:

  • Diagnostic upper endoscopy, enteroscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultra Sound
  • Endoscopic biopsy, photography, cytology, electrocoagulation, endoscopic injection, sclerotherapy, band ligation, removal of foreign bodies and polypectomy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography - Sphincterotomy, endoscopic extraction of gallstones, nasobiliary-stent placement 
  • Placement and removal of endoscopic stents
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and jejunostomy placement, removal
    and change
  • Liver biopsy, ultrasound and other studies required - Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Esophageal Motilities
  • Lactose Tolerance Test

Hepatitis Screening and Treatment
The Division of Gastroenterology provides an individualized approach to patient care on an outpatient basis for those who have, or think they may Hepatis C including:

  • Screening, treatment & diagnosis
  • Evaluation of liver function including labwork, diagnostic testing, liver biopsy and endoscopy.
  • Management of side effects
  • Management of cirrhosis fo the liver
  • Hepatitis A & B vaccines given
  • Administration of medication
  • Psychiatric evaluation and follow-up
  • Referral for transplant evaluation
  • Support groups and counseling
  • Patient education
  • Long-term monitoring

For more information or to make an appointment, please call (718) 963-7676  or (718) 486-4174. Clinicians, please call (718) 907-4952 

 


Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer kills thousands of Americans each year and is the third leading cancer killer in the United States. In 2002 there were an estimated 56,603 deaths from colorectal cancer alone. Americans spend billions of dollars a year on treatment for colorectal cancer, which is the second most expensive cancer to treat after prostate cancer.

Through the Division’s outpatient services, screening is performed routinely to patients with indications for colorectal cancer.

Early detection and regular screenings are important in successfully treating any type of cancer. Call the Division of Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Unit for more information: (718) 963-7617.




Vijay Arya, MD, FACP, FACG

Director
Tel:  (718) 963-7617
Fax: (718) 963-7786


To make an appointment, please call
(718) 963-7178


 

Helpful Links

National Cancer Institute 

American Cancer Society

ACG Colon Cancer Info

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
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