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Patient Education

Patient Education

Welcome to Long Island's GI Doctor, Stomach Doctor, Gastrointestinal Associates Patient Education Page

At LIGHTe Associates, our Gastroenterologist Long Island, Physician Assistants, and every member of our staff aim to improve the overall health of the patients we work with by providing the most comprehensive digestive health care. We focus on preventing, diagnosing, and treating all conditions that can affect the Gastrointestinal system. We believe that educating our patients is an important part of maintaining proper digestive health.

By being educated about your GI system, the symptoms and conditions you may be experiencing, and what you can expect during treatment and your visits to our office, please use the field blow to browse our site. We’ve provided a variety of useful information regarding our office, digestive health, and the treatments that we provide. If, after reading through the information on our site, you have further questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with our Gastroenterologist Long Island, please contact our office and one of our knowledgeable associates will be happy to assist you.

Conditions

Colon Cancer Screening

Approximately 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed every year. . .

Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D)

The cause of IBS-D is not known. There likely are multiple factors. . .

Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C)

The symptoms of IBS-C include abdominal pain and discomfort. .

Make the Best Choice for Your Endoscopic Procedure

Having an ASGE member perform your endoscopic procedures ensures. . .

Upper Endoscopy

Upper endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract. . .

Endoscopic Ultrasonography

Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) allows your doctor to examine. . .

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of your large intestine (colon). . .

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the rectum and. . .

Colon Polyps and Their Treatment

Polyps are benign growths (noncancerous tumors or. . .

Esophageal Dilation

Esophageal dilation is a procedure that allows your doctor to dilate, or stretch. . .

Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule Endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the middle. . .

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

PEG stands for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. . .

Ensuring the Safety of Your Endoscopic Procedure

Endoscopy involves the use of flexible tubes, known as endoscopes. . .

Diverticulosis

Diverticulosis is a condition in which there are small pouches or pockets in the wall or lining of any . . .

Esophageal Testing or Manometry

Esophageal testing or manometry measures the pressures and the pattern of. . .

Minor Rectal Bleeding

Minor rectal bleeding refers to the passage of a few drops of bright red (fresh) blood from. . .

ERCP

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography, or ERCP, is a specialized technique. . .

Bowel Preparation

It is extremely important that your colon be thoroughly cleaned before your. . .

Barrett's Esophagus

Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which the lining of the esophagus changes. . .

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when contents in the stomach. . .

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