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

A guide to the benefits of intermittent fasting, courtesy of your Brooklyn NY specialty practice

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting in Brooklyn area

Numerous studies through the decades have associated gastrointestinal changes with cardiovascular conditions, including chronic heart failure. As the office of Board-certified Gastroenterologist Dr. Alexander Shapsis, Atlantic Gastroenterology also appreciates the impact diet naturally has on gastrointestinal health and the rest of the body and its interconnected systems. While much has been made of the benefits of intermittent fasting for Brooklyn NY patients and others in terms of weight loss, research is further showing that long-term fasting of even just one day per month supports heart health. The study Researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah followed more than … Continue reading

Brooklyn NY specialty practice highlights the best and worst diets for your health

Best and Worst Diets for Your Health in Brooklyn area

As a Board-certified Gastroenterologist, Dr. Alexander Shapsis naturally promotes diets that support healthy GI function. Furthermore, excess consumption of foods such as processed meats have been cited as risk factors for some gastrointestinal cancers, including colon and rectal cancer. Here, Dr. Shapsis and the Atlantic Gastroenterology team highlight the “Best and Worst Diets for Your Health” in Brooklyn NY (and elsewhere). The rankings U.S. News and World Report’s 25-member panel of health experts review 35 diets annually, and rank them in descending order based on the following criteria: Ease of implementing the diet into your lifestyle Nutritional value Safety Effectiveness … Continue reading

Brooklyn, NY doctor explains the effects of a leaky gut

the effect of leaky gut in overall health Brooklyn NY area

Your gut is the gateway to your health! Nearly 80% of your immune system is devoted to the gut, as does most of your serotonin (the chemical responsible for your feelings of happiness). A healthy gut can often be linked to overall health. So, what does a “healthy gut” mean, and more importantly, what does it look like when your gut isn’t healthy? In the following article, we’ll look at the effects of a condition called “leaky gut” and how that can impact overall wellness. If you are in the Brooklyn, NY area and would like to learn more about … Continue reading

Brooklyn doctor examines reasons for aging skin and helpful ways to treat and prevent it

Reasons for Aging Skin and How to Treat and Prevent in Brooklyn area area

Did you know that the health and makeup of your intestinal bacteria plays a major role in the strength of your immune system? The bacteria that is located in your gut is like its own internal ecosystem and when there is a disruption to the balance of good and  bad bacteria, it can contribute to a number of chronic conditions such as autoimmune disorders, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, metabolic syndrome, and more. So, what does this have to do with treating and preventing aging skin? Well, a lot. Chances are you you’ve heard of probiotics and the benefits of eating … 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

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