ATTENTION

CORONAVIRUS COVID 19

Here, at Atlantic Gastroenterology, your health, safety and comfort has always been our top priority.

There is a growing public risk surrounding COVID-19 and we are closely monitoring the situation. As a medical facility, we have always followed protocols for disinfection and disease prevention. Given the current situation, and with guidance from our medical director, Dr. Shapsis, we have increased the frequency of these cleanings to occur multiple times every hour at each of our facilities for virus prevention.

We look forward to continuing to serve you, and to doing our part to keep you and our communities safe, and keep our hospitals from being overloaded with non-urgent visits. Please know that you can also make appointments for telemedicine consultations.

Thank you for your loyalty and always know that we will do our best to do the right thing for all of our guests.

Sincerely,
Atlantic Gastroenterology

GI symptoms more common in COVID-19 patients than thought


GI symptoms more common in COVID-19 patients than thought

Doctors around the world have been testing patients suspected of contracting the coronavirus mostly for respiratory symptoms. But a recent study of 206 COVID-19 positive patients, conducted in China’s Hubei Province, has revealed that 99 of them (46 percent) also had digestive tract symptoms. The gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms included anorexia (83.8 percent), diarrhea consisting of “loose” or “poorly formed stools” up to three times a day (29.3 percent), vomiting (8.1 percent), and abdominal pain (four percent). The duration from the onset of the disease to hospital admission for patients with GI symptoms was found to be longer than with other … Continue reading

FibroScan offers quick, painless diagnosis of liver disease


FibroScan test near me in Brooklyn, NY area

Liver disease is common in the United States. Over time, liver problems can lead to fibrosis of the liver and cirrhosis, a condition that is considered one of the top ten causes of death in the world. FibroScan® is a quick, non-invasive diagnostic test that can measure fibrosis (liver scarring). Also known as transient elastography, FibroScan is a painless nonsurgical alternative to liver biopsy. If you are wondering, “Is there a FibroScan near me?,” look no further. At Atlantic Gastroenterology, we have the ability to perform a FibroScan test right in our office. Reasons for a FibroScan test We may … Continue reading


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