Frequently asked questions about the Fibroscan liver test

Fibroscan Liver Test in Brooklyn NY Area

At Atlantic Gastroenterology, our Board-certified provider, Dr. Alexander Shapsis, provides patients in and around the Brooklyn, New York area with services to evaluate their overall health and well-being. This includes offering screening tools to monitor the function of certain organs in the body.  Our team is excited to introduce a specialized screening known as the Fibroscan liver test. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about the Fibroscan liver test at our office. What is the Fibroscan liver test? With the Fibroscan liver test, patients can obtain a definitive diagnosis of their liver function and health. Unlike conventional examinations … Continue reading

Working with our functional medicine provider can help with a wide range of medical conditions

Functional Medicine Doctor in Brooklyn NY Area

Good health and well-being are critical to living every moment of your life and feeling your best each and every day. When you work with the team at Atlantic Gastroenterology of Brooklyn, New York, you are able to find solutions for your overall health with the assistance of our functional medicine doctor, Yulia Litvak. Yuliya Litvak is a physician’s assistant, a master herbalist, and a functional medicine provider with a focus on holistic medicine and care. Whether you are dealing with conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or a skin issue, it can be a sign of a problem … Continue reading

Learn about signet ring cell carcinoma, a rare colorectal cancer

Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma in Brooklyn NY Area

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer, also known as “colon cancer,” affects over 100,000 individuals each year in the United States. These are newly diagnosed cases that affect both men and women. In fact, colorectal cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer. So what can be done? Dr. Alexander Shapsis of Atlantic Gastroenterology is a Board-Certified gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, New York, who can provide a definitive diagnosis for patients with all types of colorectal cancer, including signet ring cell carcinoma. What is signet ring cell carcinoma, and how is it diagnosed? Colorectal signet ring cell carcinoma is … Continue reading

Using weight management drugs like Wegovy for significant weight loss help

Wegovy Weight Loss Drug in Brooklyn NY Area

At Atlantic Gastroenterology, we are well aware of the benefits of living within your ideal weight range for your body size and height. Many patients who have diabetes will find that with diabetes pills and medication, they may also be able to manage not only their condition but their weight. Weight management drugs have been around for years, but one obesity medication is taking the market by storm: Wegovy. What is Wegovy, and how does this medication work for weight loss? Wegovy is a medication used for managing type 2 diabetes, but it is now available on the market as … Continue reading

Retatrutide: A New Obesity Drug Showing Substantial Weight Loss Results in Patients with Obesity or Type 2 Diabetes

Retatrutide for Obesity in Brooklyn NY Area

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, approximately 42.4% of Americans have obesity. As you grapple with these scary statistics, the physical consequences of obesity are well known, ranging from type 2 diabetes, heart disease, breathing problems, hypertension, certain cancer types, and joint issues. Moreover, unhealthy weight can take a toll on your mental and emotional health. EndoSlim Clinic NY of Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, understands the “visible and invisible” burden shouldered by patients battling obesity. Dr. Alexander Shapsis — a Board-Certified gastroenterologist — wants to keep you informed about developments in medicine … Continue reading

Learn more about our outpatient endoscopic procedure for patients with Type 2 diabetes

Outpatient Endoscopic Procedure for Type 2 Diabetes in Brooklyn Area

Patients in Brooklyn, New York, who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes understand exactly how difficult it can be to control the condition and its side effects. Dr. Alexander Shapsis of EndoSlim Clinic NY, part of Atlantic Gastroenterology is pleased to educate patients on outpatient endoscopic procedures that can eliminate the need for insulin in patients with Type 2 diabetes. This procedure, known as ReCET, is a more advanced solution that can be used for those struggling to maintain their condition and seeking assistance with new technologies and techniques. What is ReCET? ReCET stands for “re-cellularization via electroporation therapy” … Continue reading

Understanding the effects of obesity on the brain

Obesity Effects on Brain in Brooklyn NY Area

We are all aware of the effects obesity has on our bodies, but did you know that obesity can affect your brain? Obesity’s impact on the brain is continually studied to help professionals better understand this condition and what can be done to help patients who find it much more challenging to maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Alexander Shapsis of EndoSlim Clinic of Atlantic Gastroenterology is a Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, New York, who continues to educate himself to stay abreast of changes in medicine relating to obesity and obesity management. Recent studies have shown that there are certain … Continue reading

Understanding the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty in Brooklyn NY Area

Patients who struggle with jumpstarting significant weight loss may find themselves challenged by the changes in their diet and activity routine. They might feel disappointed that they cannot achieve the results they want. In certain situations, Dr. Alexander Shapsis of EndoSlimClinic, part of  Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, might recommend certain weight loss procedures such as the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, also referred to by the acronym ESG. What is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty? Dr. Shapsis describes endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, or ESG, as a nonsurgical endoscopic weight loss procedure. It is a minimally invasive procedure that helps reduce the size of … Continue reading

Common Challenges People Face When Trying to Lose Weight

Challenges people face when trying to lose weight, Dr. Alexander Shapsis of Atlantic Gastroenterology located in Brooklyn NY

It has been determined that approximately 42% of Americans fall into the category of “obese.” The statistics continue to rise and become more and more concerning every year. Excess weight doesn’t just mean you need a new wardrobe–it also means individuals are at an increased risk of specific medical conditions and health problems, from cancer to diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. While there are several diets and ways to maintain a healthier weight in today’s day and age, there are many challenges that individuals face when it comes to losing excess weight and maintaining a healthier weight. Dr. Alexander Shapsis … Continue reading

Why should we be treating obesity as a disease? Answers from a Professional

Why should we be treating obesity as a disease? Answers from a Professional in Brooklyn Area

Obesity continues to be a growing problem in the United States. And with almost half of all patients on Medicare benefits, or those with a BMI over the score of 40, considered obese, it will cause increasing healthcare costs with time. Patients over the age of 65 with severe obesity are likely to double by the year 2030. The United States healthcare system spends over $500 billion each year to help individuals with obesity and other coexisting conditions that are often related, such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Dr. Alexander Shapsis is a Board-Certified gastroenterologist at EndoSlim Clinic of … Continue reading

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