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Gastroenterology Services

New York Gastroenterology Associates (NYGA) is a premier independent gastroenterology practice in New York City. Recognized for providing the highest quality gastroenterological care, all our gastroenterologists are board-certified and affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital or NYU Langone Health.

Our gastroenterology division has numerous convenient locations near major metro and transit options within Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our GI doctors work in partnership with our nutritional division providing the best possible joint care to our patients locally and virtually.

Daniel Adler, MD

Gastroenterologist

Why did you choose to specialize in gastroenterology? All patient populations have GI problems and disease. I liked being able...

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James Aisenberg, MD

Gastroenterologist

Why did you choose to specialize in gastroenterology? In gastroenterology, we use our hands and our head to solve problems....

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Neville D Bamji, MD

Gastroenterologist

Why did you choose to specialize in gastroenterology? The complex physiology of the gastrointestinal tract has always fascinated me. Practicing...

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Jay C. Desai, MD

Gastroenterologist

Why did you choose to specialize in gastroenterology? Gastroenterology is a fascinating field that requires a detailed understanding of the...

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Laura E. Frado, MD, MS

Gastroenterologist

Why did you choose to specialize in gastroenterology? Gastroenterology is a special field that allows me to care for a...

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James George, MD

Gastroenterologist

Why did you choose to specialize in gastroenterology? I love that gastroenterology is a field that incorporates both incredibly interesting...

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Eric S. Goldstein, MD

Gastroenterologist

Dr. Eric Goldstein is a clinical instructor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and attending physician at Mount Sinai...

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Leon Kavaler, MD

Gastroenterologist

Why did you choose to specialize in gastroenterology? During my medical education at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, I had...

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Michele Kissous-Hunt, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Michele Kissous-Hunt is a board-certified physician assistant and has cared for patients with a wide range of gastrointestinal diseases for...

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Asher Arthur Kornbluth, MD

Gastroenterologist

Why did you choose to specialize in gastroenterology? I chose gastroenterology for the ability to interact and care for patients...

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Peter E. Legnani, MD

Gastroenterologist

Why did you choose to specialize in gastroenterology? I found gastroenterology to be a dynamic intersection of multiple fields of...

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Kenneth M. Miller, MD

Gastroenterologist

Patients prize Dr. Kenneth Miller’s dedication, commitment, and expertise in consultative gastroenterology. A tireless patient advocate, Dr. Miller leverages greater...

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Steven Naymagon, MD

Gastroenterologist

Why did you choose to specialize in gastroenterology? I went to medical school knowing that I want to make a...

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Yevgenia Pashinsky, MD

Gastroenterologist

Why did you choose to specialize in gastroenterology? I grew up thinking of food as a cultural and spiritual force...

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Ana Tuyama, MD

Gastroenterologist

Why did you choose to specialize in gastroenterology? Training and spending so many years at Mount Sinai School of Medicine,...

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Janie Yang, MD

Gastroenterologist

Why did you choose to specialize in gastroenterology? I find the human gastrointestinal tract to be fascinating because it involves...

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Anorectal Manometry

Our doctors use a test called anorectal manometry to measure the strength and coordination of the muscles that control the...

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Breath Testing

Certain kinds of digestive issues can allow unabsorbed food to reach the colon. When this happens, some of the bacteria...

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Colon Cancer Screening

Colon cancer screening involves reviewing your medical history to determine if you have a personal or family history of colorectal...

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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses an instrument called a colonoscope to look inside your large intestine, or...

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Double Balloon Enteroscopy

Double balloon enteroscopy (abbreviated DBE) is a minimally invasive medical procedure that allows doctors to evaluate the small intestine (or...

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Esophageal Dilation

Esophageal dilatation is a therapeutic endoscopic procedure that enlarges the lumen of the esophagus.

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Esophageal Manometry

Some people experience difficulty swallowing or chronic acid reflux symptoms. In these cases, it can be helpful to check how...

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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure used to see inside the sigmoid colon and rectum. Flexible sigmoidoscopy can detect inflamed tissue,...

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Gastroenterology Consultation

Your gastroenterology consultation appointment provides you and your doctor the opportunity to discuss your condition in-depth so you understand the...

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Hepatic Elastography

Hepatic elastography, also called Fibroscan, is an in-office, ultrasound imaging test that checks your liver for signs of fibrosis—or scarring....

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In-Office Infusions

Infusion therapy is primarily used to treat diseases and conditions that may not respond to other treatments. This includes Crohn’s...

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Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana is the therapeutic use of chemical derivatives from the cannabis plant, specifically THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). When...

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Polypectomy

A polypectomy is the surgical removal of a polyp. The procedure may be performed through an open abdominal surgery or...

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SmartPill

The SmartPill™ is an ingestible, single-use capsule that has the ability to record a variety of useful diagnostic information as...

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Upper Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a minimally invasive medical procedure that evaluates the upper portion of your gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including your esophagus,...

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Video Capsule Endoscopy

Video capsule endoscopy, also known simply as capsule endoscopy, is a diagnostic imaging test where you swallow a capsule equipped...

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24-Hour pH/Impedance Test

Patients with chronic heartburn or other suspicions for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may be asked to undergo a 24-hour pH/Impedance...

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Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain can occur for a variety of reasons and can also be a sign of a number of digestive...

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Acid Reflux

Acid reflux refers to the backward flow of stomach acid and, sometimes, food particles from the stomach up into the...

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Barrett’s Esophagus

Barrett’s esophagus is a condition in which the tissue lining your esophagus changes to more closely resemble intestinal tissue. The...

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Blood in Stool

Blood in the stool usually causes the stool to appear sticky or black, often assuming a tar-like appearance. Other times,...

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Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Celiac disease occurs when your body’s immune system reacts abnormally to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye....

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Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is one of the most deadly diseases in the United States for the simple fact that it can...

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Colon Polyps

Colon polyps are small growths that are the result of an overgrowth of cells. They are usually small, rarely a...

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Constipation

Constipation refers to having extremely infrequent bowel movements or having difficulty in passing stools. Generally speaking, you’re constipated if you...

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Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the two most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a disease that causes...

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Diarrhea

Diarrhea refers to loose, watery stools and a feeling that you urgently need to use the restroom. This can last...

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Difficulty Swallowing

If you have dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, you know it takes extra effort to get down food or liquids. This...

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Diverticular Disease

Diverticula don’t necessarily cause symptoms or complications, and many people don’t realize they have the condition. Diverticulosis simply means diverticula...

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Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory, allergic condition that affects the esophagus (food pipe) in which excess numbers of white...

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Fructose Intolerance

Fructose intolerance results from the inability to digest fructose, a sugar molecule found naturally in honey, agave nectar, certain fruits...

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Functional Dyspepsia

Functional dyspepsia is a disorder of the gut brain interaction (DGBI) in which you may experience early satiety (feeling full...

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Gas & Bloat

The production of gas is a normal side effect of digestion, and burping or passing gas isn’t usually cause for...

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Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a condition that prevents your stomach from emptying itself of food properly. Normally, your stomach muscles can contract...

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Gluten Intolerance

Some people show many of the symptoms of celiac disease when they eat gluten, but don’t test positive for the...

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Heartburn and GERD

Acid reflux refers to the backward flow of stomach acid and, sometimes, food particles from the stomach up into the...

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Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia is a specific type of hernia that occurs when the upper portion of your stomach bulges through...

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Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids, sometimes called piles, are swollen veins that occur in the rectum or skin around the anus. Hemorrhoids are very...

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is a chronic disease that affects the tissues of the digestive tract, most commonly the...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is an intestinal disorder. When you suffer from IBS, problems with your large intestine cause abdominal pain...

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Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the inability to break down the lactose found in dairy products. Lactose is one of many different...

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

SIBO means you have an excess of gut bacteria in your small intestine. This bacteria is supposed to be present...

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Stomach & Intestine Ulcers

Peptic ulcers happen when the inner lining in your esophagus, stomach, or duodenum (the upper part of your small intestine)...

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Sucrose Intolerance

Sucrose intolerance results from the inability to digest sucrose, or ‘table sugar.’ Beyond its presence in cane sugar, sucrose is...

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Viral Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a viral infection of the liver. Depending on the type of virus and individual, hepatitis can be acute...

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