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

Diagnosing and Deciphering IBS, IBD, and SIBO for Patients in Brooklyn, NY

Diagnosing and Deciphering IBS, IBD, and SIBO for Patients in Brooklyn, NY Area

Dr. Alexander Shapsis is a board-certified gastroenterologist treating patients in Brooklyn, NY. He specializes in a wide range of treatments, including diagnosing and deciphering chronic bowel disorders such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), and SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). Whatever your symptoms, he’ll partner with you to identify their cause, and together you’ll determine an effective course of treatment suited to your lifestyle. Symptoms and Treatments for IBS IBS or “irritable bowel syndrome” is a common intestinal condition. It can result in uncomfortable or embarrassing symptoms, such as bloating, gas, cramping, and diarrhea. It’s a chronic … Continue reading

Gastroenterologist in Brooklyn Talks About how Abnormalities in Brain Blood Vessels Link to Gut Bacteria

Gastroenterologist in Brooklyn Area Talks About how Abnormalities in Brain Blood Vessels Link to Gut Bacteria

Dr. Alexander Shapsis of Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, NY, would like to stress the findings of a recent study, which indicate how brain blood vessel abnormality is now being linked to gut bacteria. This link between blood vessel abnormality and gut bacteria was found in studies conducted by the Nation Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the NIH. In a study conducted nationwide, researchers who were funded by NIH have found that a presence of irregular bundles of delicate blood vessels in both the brain and spinal cord (called cavernous angiomas, or CA) can be linked to the makeup of … Continue reading

Reasons the number of those who practice a plant-based diet are growing in and around the Brooklyn, NY area

Health Benefits of Eating Plant-based Diets at Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn NY Area

Few things can be as societally polarizing as choosing between a plant-based or a meat consuming diet. Those who prefer a meat-rich diet love it and can often not understand why anybody would ever give it up. The truth behind a plant-based diet is that many choose it due to personal beliefs, while others choose it based on more scientific reasoning and believe it is better for their health. Dr. Shapsis and the team at Atlantic Gastroenterology would like to provide some information detailing some of the benefits of a plant-based diet and why it is good for you. The … Continue reading

Leading research traces a brain to the gut connection between stress and ulcers Brooklyn NY

Research Traces Brain-to-gut Connection at Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn NY Area

American neuroscientists, including those working out of the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute, have linked a connection between the stomach and the brain by studying the neural pathways which connect the two. A major find from these studies is an explanation of how stress can cause the development of stomach ulcers. If you are one of many who suffer from stress-induced ulcers and are in the Brooklyn, NY area, you should reach out to Dr. Shapsis at Atlantic Gastroenterology, a state-of-the-art clinic based in the New York area which specializes in all aspects of gastroenterology. It is a Two-Way Street … Continue reading

The Effects of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Including Micronutrient Deficiency in Brooklyn, NY

Micronutrient Deficiency in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in Brooklyn Area

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD, is an umbrella term used to describe several conditions, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. These diseases carry with them several significant health complications, including the risk of micronutrient deficiency. While there is no current cure for these conditions, Dr. Alexander Shapsis and his team at Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, NY, work with patients to help educate and understand the exact origin of their condition. Because these conditions cannot currently be cured, Dr. Shapsis helps patients find ways to make living with these diseases easier so they may live as normal a life as possible. … Continue reading

The Connection Between Vitamin D Intake and Covid-19 Mortality Rates in Brooklyn, NY

Vitamin D Levels and Covid-19 Mortality Rates Connection in Brooklyn Area

These are scary times for many of us. With the spread of COVID-19 around the globe, we are all practicing safety measures that will help mitigate the risk of contracting the virus. Did you know that studies have begun to link the consumption of vitamin D with a lower risk of becoming seriously ill even after contracting the virus? Dr. Alexander Shapsis and his team at Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, NY are doing their part in educating patients on the connection between vitamin D levels and COVID-19 mortality rates. How Does Vitamin D Help Lessen the Severity of COVID-19? Having … Continue reading

Doctor in Brooklyn, NY pushing the importance of hepatitis c virus infection screening for all adults

Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adults in Brooklyn NY Area

Hepatitis C, a viral infection that spreads through contaminated blood and which causes inflammation of the liver, can be dangerous when left untreated and could lead to severe liver damage. Hepatitis C is very treatable when detected. This makes screenings critical in the prevention, detection and treatment of hepatitis C. Dr. Alexander Shapsis and his team at Atlantic Gastroenterology highly encourages anybody who has not been screened for or feels they may have been exposed to Hepatitis C to come in and receive a screening. Screenings are Critical Hepatitis C screenings are a vital part of detecting the virus because … Continue reading

Understanding the link between weight loss surgery and risk of colorectal cancer in Brooklyn NY

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Colorectal Cancer Risk in Brooklyn NY Area

Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, is an incredibly common form of cancer that is found in both men and women. Colon cancer is the third and fourth most common cancer in men and women respectively but is also very treatable when detected on time. Dr. Alexander Shapsis at Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, NY encourages everybody to come in to be examined immediately if any of the common signs are detected. Colon cancer chances are elevated in people who are obese. There has been a link found between bariatric surgery and a reduced risk in people developing colorectal cancer. … Continue reading

Brooklyn, NY gastroenterologist explains the importance of testosterone for proper digestive health

In Brooklyn, NY Area Gastroenterologist Explains the Importance of Testosterone for Proper Digestive Health

Chances are, when you think of testosterone, your digestive system is NOT the first thing that comes to mind! We are all accustomed to thinking about testosterone in terms of masculine characteristics and reproductive health, but did you know that it also plays an important role in the digestive health of both men and women? Dr. Alexander Shapsis, gastroenterologist in Brooklyn, NY explains more about the link and the importance of testosterone for maintaining proper digestive health. Testosterone: what is it and why does it decline? Testosterone is a hormone that exists in both the male and female bodies. In … Continue reading

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

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