The Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases is composed of experts who are board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, employing the most sophisticated and cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic technologies available. Besides standard procedures such as upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, many tertiary services are offered at their facilities in Westchester Medical Center that are not widely available elsewhere.
Endoscopic ultrasound has revolutionized cancer diagnosis and staging and has now entered a therapeutic era with pseudo cyst drainage and celiac nerve block. Complex biliary and pancreatic endoscopy cases, such as those requiring lithotripsy, ampullectomy, or Spyglass cholangioscopy, are referred to this unit. The GI Motility Center provides high resolution esophageal, anorectal and sphincter of Oddi manometric studies as well as esophageal impedance and pH studies essential for evaluating patients with refractory reflux symptoms. Other advanced technologies include BARRx radiofrequency ablation of Barrett’s esophagus, capsule endoscopy of the small intestine, placement of the Enterra gastric pacemaker for gastroparesis, and endoscopic mucosal resection of neoplasms. Management of inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are another major focus.
The division is also the medical arm of the Westchester Medical Center Liver Transplantation Program and has been at the forefront of management of hepatitis C, fatty liver disease, primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis and other liver conditions.

Conditions we manage: Procedures we perform: Advanced procedures we offer:

Diseases of the esophagus, including...
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Swallowing disorders
Esophageal strictures
Esophageal cancer
Diseases of the stomach, including...
Peptic ulcer disease
Helicobacter pylori infection
Gastric cancer
Diseases of the small intestine and colon, including...
Colon cancer screening
Colon polyp resection
Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis
Celiac sprue
Diseases of the pancreas, including...
Acute and chronic pancreatitis
Pancreatic cysts
Pancreatic cancer
Diseases of the liver and biliary system, including...
Chronic viral hepatitis B and C
Fatty liver disease
Primary biliary cholangitis
Primary sclerosing cholangitis
Autoimmune hepatitis
Gallstone disease

Upper endoscopy
ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
Endoscopic Ultrasound
Capsule endoscopy of the small intestine
Esophageal manometry, high resolution
Anorectal manometry, high resolution
Esophageal pH monitoring and impedance testing

Endoscopic ultrasound
Pancreatic cyst drainage
Celiac nerve block
Biliary and pancreatic endoscopy (ERCP)
Spyglass cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy
Minor papilla sphincterotomy
ERCP in altered anatomy
Entrerra gastric pacemaker for gastroparesis
Small bowel balloon enteroscopy
Endoluminal stenting
Endoscopic mucosal resection
BARRx radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's esophagus
CRH hemorrhoid ligation
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Lebovics, Edward
Dworkin, Brad
Schorr-Lesnick, Beth
Tewari, Virendra
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