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Maynard Building, 11th Floor
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The Brooklyn Hospital Center is at the forefront of new technologies in colonoscopy and endoscopy. We have highly advanced endoscopes, which make procedures faster and more effective while greatly minimizing discomfort. We are the first hospital in New York City equipped with the THIRD EYE Retroscope, which gives physicians an advanced retrograde view of the colon, illuminating blind spots and improving polyp detection during colonoscopy. We are also one of the first facilities in New York State to use the EVIS EXERA III endoscopy system, which uses next-generation Narrow Band imaging for enhanced observation of mucosal tissue. This technology has dual-focus capabilities that allow physicians to switch the depth of field from normal focus to near focus for more detailed observation of suspected lesions. Enhancements provided by the THIRD EYE Retroscope and the EVIS EXERA III system help detect colorectal cancer and other GI diseases at their earliest stages.
We welcome patients with undiagnosed diseases and conditions.
Do you suffer from an unexplained gastrointestinal (GI) problem such as abdominal pain, nausea, difficulty swallowing, rectal bleeding or an unexpected change in bowel habits?
Our Board Certified Gastroenterologists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of complex illnesses of the GI tract.* Utilizing an all-digital endoscopy suite and other Brooklyn Hospital Center resources, they’ll help find the cause of your problem and develop a treatment plan that works for you. Some of the many diseases and disorders we treat include:
Upper Endoscopy – helps diagnose cause of abdominal pain, cause of upper GI bleed and saves lives by enabling control of bleeding, also allows for removal of foreign body impacted in the esophagus
Colonoscopy – aids in colon cancer screening, enables removal of pre-cancer and early cancer lesions in the colon, helps diagnose and control bleeding in cases of lower GI bleed, and aids in the diagnosis of causes of diarrhea such as infection, inflammatory bowel disease and microscopic colitis
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) – aids in the diagnosis of bile duct disease, saves lives by allowing drainage of infection in patients with ascending cholangitis (infection of the bile duct), and improves quality of life by relieving jaundice and itching in patients with bile duct obstruction from advanced pancreatic cancer
Endoscopic Ultrasound – special endoscopic imaging which helps in closely visualizing abdominal organs such as pancreas, bile duct and surrounding structures
Esophageal Manometry – helps diagnose and treat motility disorders of esophagus
Capsule Endoscopy – helps diagnose small bowel disease such as blood vessel malformation, colitis and ulcerations
Colonic stent – prevents obstruction in cases of advanced colon cancer
Esophageal Stent and Dilation – improves difficulty in swallowing in patients with strictures and advanced esophageal cancer
The Brooklyn Hospital Center is not only Brooklyn’s first hospital; it’s also home to one of the borough’s oldest fully accredited Gastroenterology Fellowship programs. Thanks in part to this long tradition of scholarship and original research, our patients receive the most informed, up-to-date GI treatments available.
TBHC uses all-digital endoscopy to take highly detailed images of the upper and lower GI tract.
Most endoscopies take just 10-20 minutes and overnight stays are rarely required.
Training doctors to become highly skilled and caring gastroenterologists is an important goal of our division. We have several fellows in our fully accredited 3-year Fellowship Program. All of these students are under the supervision of our division chief, full-time gastroenterologists and voluntary specialists.