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

Brooklyn Gastroenterologist uses FibroScan® to diagnose liver disease

Fibroscan and Liver Disease in Brooklyn area

Many individuals are surprised to learn that liver disease often produces no symptoms. In fact, it’s common for patients to first find out they have stage 4 liver disease at the time of diagnosis. Because liver diseases like cirrhosis are not curable, effective diagnosis tools are important. At Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, NY, we offer FibroScan® which is a painless, non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy that can be used to diagnose liver disease. What is Liver Fibrosis and Fatty Liver Disease? One of the most common causes of liver disease is too much fat in the organ, otherwise known as … Continue reading

Brooklyn patients ask, “What is SIBO and how is it diagnosed?”

What is SIBO in Brooklyn area

If you’ve ever experienced bloating that was so bad that you could barely keep your pants buttoned, you could potentially have a condition known as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth or SIBO. SIBO occurs when the bacteria overgrow in the small intestines, causing an unbalance. When individuals in Brooklyn come to Atlantic Gastroenterology with symptoms such as abdominal cramping, gas, bloating, vitamin B12 deficiency and diarrhea, we often recommend lab testing for SIBO. What is SIBO? To understand SIBO, it’s important to understand the role of bacteria in the GI tract. Healthy gut bacteria are important for overall health, thyroid function, … 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

Multiple treatments available in Brooklyn for many types of abdominal pain

Abdominal Pain Treatments in Brooklyn area

Abdominal pain may present as acute or chronic, and it can be a symptom of a life-threatening condition. Accurate diagnosis is essential to arriving at a strategy of treatments that relieves your discomfort and help to restore the quality of life. Dr. Alexander Shapsis and his team at Atlantic Gastroenterology provide that expertise at two locations in Brooklyn. Recognizing an emergency could save your life Gastroenterology is the area of medicine focused on the treatment of the gastrointestinal tract – basically, the path food takes into and out of the body. Atlantic Gastroenterology is well-equipped for testing and treatment of … Continue reading

Symptoms of colon cancer explained by a gastroenterologist in Brooklyn

Atlantic Gastroenterology describes about Symptoms of Colon Cancer in Brooklyn area

Cancer is a dreaded disease that everyone hopes to avoid. Colon cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers for men and women in the United States, but fortunately, it is largely preventable with regular screening colonoscopies and is typically very treatable when it is caught at an early stage. If you are a patient in Brooklyn, NY, the team at Atlantic Gastroenterology lead by Dr. Alexander Shapsis can help you determine an optimal screening strategy for preventive care based on your risk factors. If you have symptoms of colon cancer, they can perform accurate diagnostic testing to determine … Continue reading

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