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Posts for: December, 2020

By Queens Boulevard ASC
December 30, 2020
Category: Gastroenterology
Tags: Colonoscopy  

How a colonoscopy from your gastroenterologists in Rego Park, NY can help you stay healthy
 

Having a colonoscopy is an important part of taking care of your health. Colonoscopies are recommended once you reach 50 years old because as you age, you are at greater risk for colorectal cancer, which is the third-highest cause of cancer deaths in the United States.
 

The gastroenterologists at Queens Boulevard Endoscopy Center in Rego Park, NY offer a wide range of gastroenterology services including colonoscopies, to keep you and your GI system healthy.
 

There are some important steps to take to get ready for your colonoscopy procedure. The day before your procedure, remember to:

  • Limit your diet to only clear liquids to help keep your bowels clean
  • Take the recommended amount of prepared laxatives to clean out your bowels
  • Let your gastroenterologist know beforehand if you take aspirin, iron, insulin, anticoagulants, or arthritis medications.

     

On the day of your procedure, make sure you bring someone with you to drive you home because you will still be feeling the effects of the sedatives.

Before your procedure, you will be sedated, so you may feel groggy or you may be completely asleep.

For your colonoscopy, your gastroenterologist uses a flexible tube that has a camera attached to one end. The tube is inserted into your rectum and threaded up through your large intestine. The camera makes it easy for your gastroenterologist to view your intestines, looking for polyps, abnormal tissue, or any sign of precancerous areas.
 

If any growths are found, your gastroenterologist can remove them during the procedure. If tissue looks suspicious, a small sample can be removed for a biopsy to determine whether the tissue is abnormal, precancerous, or cancerous.
 

The procedure itself only requires about 45 minutes, but due to sedation, plan on spending between two and three hours in the office, depending on your recovery time.
 

A colonoscopy is an important tool to safeguard your health. To find out more about what to expect before, during, and after a colonoscopy, call the gastroenterologists of Queens Boulevard Endoscopy Center in Rego Park, NY at (718) 406-8000. Call today!


By Queens Boulevard ASC
December 14, 2020
Category: GI Care
Tags: GERD  

GERD, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, occurs when stomach acid travels back into the tube that connects your mouth and stomach. When this happens, acid reflux occurs. Acid reflux irritates the esophagus lining. Most people experience acid reflux occasionally. When it occurs more than two times a week, it is called GERD. If left untreated, GERD can cause severe tissue damage in your esophagus. Patients who live in Rego Park, NY, should visit a stomach doctor to help with their GERD issues. The experienced doctors at Queens Boulevard Endoscopy Center can treat all of your stomach problems. Keep reading to learn more about GERD.

GERD Symptoms

If you have GERD, you will experience various symptoms. A Rego Park, NY stomach doctor like the ones at Queens Boulevard Endoscopy Center can treat them. The following are some typical symptoms:

Heartburn: When you experience a burning feeling in the middle of your chest, you suffer from heartburn. It's caused by stomach acid irritating your esophagus. Heartburn usually occurs immediately after you eat, but it can happen at any time. It may even worsen when you lie down at night.

Chest pain: Patients who have GERD may notice they have chest pain, particularly beneath the sternum or just below it.

Regurgitation: Regurgitation is when you have a sour taste in your mouth or when you can feel a sour liquid traveling up and down your stomach.

Dysphagia: Dysphagia occurs when you feel like food is stuck in your chest or the food is not traveling smoothly down your esophagus. You may find it difficult to swallow.

Treatment for GERD

If you receive a GERD diagnosis, your doctor may initially ask you to try over-the-counter medication. Many times, over-the-counter medications can effectively treat GERD. If your doctor finds that they are not working for you, he or she will suggest a prescription medication. Doctors may ask that you begin making lifestyle changes to help control GERD.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you are having stomach issues like GERD, schedule an appointment with one of our experienced physicians. In Rego Park, NY, a stomach doctor will provide a diagnosis and treat the issue. Schedule your appointment at Queens Boulevard Endoscopy Center by calling (718) 406-8000.




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