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.

Atlantic Gastroenterology

What is a FibroScan, and how is it different from a liver biopsy?

What Is A Fibroscan, And How It Truly Works Brooklyn NY

Many different diseases can cause fibrosis (scarring) and steatosis (fatty changes) in your liver. It is essential for your treatment planning for your doctor to understand how much of your liver has been affected. While blood tests, CT scans, and basic ultrasounds can provide information about your liver function and detect abnormalities, more advanced testing such as a liver biopsy is typically required to determine the severity of liver damage. At Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, patients have a non-invasive alternative to a traditional biopsy: FibroScan. What is a FibroScan, and how does it work? FibroScan is a specialized ultrasound … Continue reading

Stop the bloating and discomfort with SIBO testing and treatment options

How to Stop the bloating With Sibo Testing In Brooklyn NY

SIBO, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, is a common condition estimated to affect up to 15 percent of adults. It occurs when bacteria proliferate in higher amounts than usual in the small intestine, causing unpleasant bloating, abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, or nausea. Many people with SIBO will go undiagnosed, but effective testing and treatment options can help you regain your quality of life. At Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Alexander Shapsis works with patients individually to diagnose and treat SIBO. SIBO testing options Even if you are confident that you have SIBO, testing is vital for effectively treating … Continue reading

Probiotics and disease, which probiotic is right for me?

Probiotics and Diseases in Brooklyn NY Area

The concept that certain bacteria are beneficial for the body and help serve as a barrier against disease was first proposed over a century ago. Over the last decade, there has been a surge in interest in the use of probiotics to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and prevent and treat certain health conditions. However, there is a dizzying array of probiotic options on the market today, and different probiotics are better suited for certain diseases than others. At Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Alexander Shapsis works with patients to determine the optimal probiotic regimen for their specific needs. Probiotics explained “Probiotics” … Continue reading

Reasons why a Colonoscopy might be recommended

Colonoscopy Services Brooklyn

Few words can incite groans quite as easily as “colonoscopy.” In fact, many people put off or completely avoid having a colonoscopy done because of the misconceptions surrounding this painless and potentially life-saving procedure. At Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, we completely understand the trepidations that patients have and are here to listen and help alleviate your concerns and guide you through what to expect during your colonoscopy. Why a colonoscopy might be recommended Colorectal cancer is one of the only cancers that is nearly 100 percent preventable. How? Through routine screening colonoscopies. Most colorectal cancers begin as polyps, … Continue reading

Diagnosing gastrointestinal motility disorders with the SmartPill™

SmartPill™ Brooklyn NY

Millions of patients suffer each year from unexplained gastrointestinal issues such as bloating, gas, a prolonged sensation of feeling full, nausea, constipation, and other problems. While there can be many different underlying reasons for these symptoms, gastrointestinal (GI) motility issues are one of the most common causes. Previously, assessing gastrointestinal motility required invasive and uncomfortable procedures, but at Atlantic Gastroenterology, patients in the Brooklyn, New York area have a new, convenient option: the SmartPill™. What is the SmartPill? The SmartPill is a gastrointestinal motility testing system that uses a wireless sensor-based capsule to provide a quantitative assessment of several important … Continue reading

The link between high levels of gut bacteria and restless legs syndrome

Bacteria and Restless Legs Syndrome In Brooklyn NY

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition that affects an estimated one in 10 Americans. Even though RLS was first described as far back as 1672, many patients with the condition, unfortunately, struggle to find a doctor who recognizes it and takes their symptoms seriously. At Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Alexander Shapsis is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest research on the link between gastrointestinal issues and other diseases. Read on to learn more about the potential link between high levels of gut bacteria and restless legs syndrome, which may be an important key in unlocking … Continue reading

Does high fructose corn syrup cause GI diseases? Gastroenterologist weighs in

Does High Fructose Corn Syrup Cause GI Diseases? Answer by Doctor In Brooklyn, NY

It can be all too easy to pick up packaged, processed foods instead of preparing home-cooked meals from fresh ingredients in today’s busy world. They are undeniably convenient and are often quite delicious! However, patients have increasingly begun to question the role of processed foods in their diet, particularly if they are experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is one of the most common ingredients found in packaged foods, which can lead patients to ask, “Is high fructose corn syrup bad for you? Does it cause GI diseases?” Dr. Alexander Shapsis, a gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, New York, weighs in. … Continue reading

Today’s research on the connection between IBS and Atopic Dermatitis informs of future therapies

Connection Between Atopic Dermatitis and IBS at Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn Area

“Atopic” refers to allergies, while “dermatitis” refers to rashes. Atopic Dermatitis (AD) as a form of eczema is characterized partly by rashes and allergic reactions or sensitivities triggered by harsh detergents, dust mites, pollens, and other environmental allergens and irritants. So, why is a practice specializing in digestive disorders, like Atlantic Gastroenterology of Brooklyn, New York, talking about a skin condition? Our Board-certified Gastroenterologist, Dr. Alexander Shapsis, enjoys staying on top of the latest research related to the GI disorders that he treats. An exciting and growing body of research has found a meaningful connection between the development of AD … Continue reading

The Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), skin connection and why it matters for your treatment

Connection of Irritable Bowel and Skin at Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn Area

When our Board-Certified Gastroenterologist, Dr. Alexander Shapsis of Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, gets your Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other GI diseases under control, you may also notice an improvement in the condition of your skin! A recent Practical Dermatology article analyzed the ever-growing medical literature that connects the dots between IBS and inflammatory skin conditions such as urticaria (hives), Atopic Dermatitis (allergic eczema), and rosacea. These studies matter; the more we understand about the connection between the gut and the skin, the more therapeutic options can emerge for multi-disciplinary teams to effectively target these linked conditions. The … Continue reading

Doctor in Brooklyn, NY, discusses the link between problems with liver health and psoriasis in patients

Doctor in Brooklyn, NY, discusses the link between problems with liver health and psoriasis in patients

The function of your liver is incredibly complex, so it may come as no surprise that your liver can play a role in a wide array of diseases. Throughout history, psoriasis has been looked at and treated as strictly a skin problem. However, recent research now shows a connection between psoriasis and more complicated causes, including liver health. It is one topic that Dr. Shapsis and the team at Atlantic Gastroenterology have focused on because it is now being said that psoriasis may have a strong link to liver damage, and addressing liver damage can effectively treat psoriasis. What is … Continue reading

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