Are you planning your first visit to see our gastroenterologist Long Island? If so, you may be wondering what to expect. On this page, you can find the information that you need to prepare you for your visit to LIGHTe Associates. Since our goal is to ensure ultimate convenience, you can find our new patient forms on this page, which you can print out and complete prior to your appointment.
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At Long Island Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Therapeutic Endoscopy Associates, the goal of our Long Island Gastroenterologists and our Physician Assistants is simple, yet profound: We aim to work together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in gastroenterology and digestive health care.
In order to fulfill this mission, all of our health care professionals are committed to the following:
Covid Test Options:
In-Office procedures: Pick up a COVID test kit from the office to return 5 days prior to your procedure. This is a saliva test that can be dropped in our test collection box outside of the office anytime between 7 am-5 pm. If your test kit is not in the box by the appropriate date your procedure will be canceled and rescheduled.
St. Francis procedures: Go to 2200 Northern Blvd Suite 100B Greenvale, NY 11548 Parking lot Section: D. If your procedure is scheduled on a Monday, you must go for your COVID test the Thursday prior. The lab is open from 9 am-2 pm, no appointment is needed. If your procedure is ANY other day, please call the office for details. (Please see SF COVID Map in attachments)
Northwell procedures: Please call 833-487-2273 option 2 to schedule a COVID test at a lab near your home/work. You will tell the scheduler the date of your procedure, and they will schedule you accordingly.
Have you scheduled your first colonoscopy? If so, you probably have questions and are wondering what to expect. To ease your mind and ensure you are fully prepared for the procedure, below, you will find helpful information regarding colonoscopies, including how to prepare for your appointment, what the procedure involves, and what you can expect before, during, and after the process.