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Gastroenterology

The Brooklyn Hospital Center is at the forefront of new technologies in colonoscopy, endoscopy and hepatobiliary procedures. We have highly advanced endoscopes allowing for effective procedures and ensuring patient comfort.

Our board-certified Gastroenterologists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of complex illnesses of the gastrointestinal 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.

Common Diseases and Disorders Treated

  • Colon cancer
  • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) and dyspepsia
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Gastritis
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Constipation
  • Diverticulosis
  • Gallstones
  • Celiac disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hepatobiliary disease
  • Pancreatic diseases

Procedures

  • 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 is special endoscopic imaging that 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.
  • Small bowel deep enteroscopy examines the small bowel to detect and treat disease in small bowel.

Commitment to Education

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.

We have several Fellows in our fully accredited three-year Fellowship Program. The fellows are under the supervision of our entire Gastroenterology staff.

Julie C. Quinonez, Fellowship Coordinator
Contact: Jquinonez@tbh.org; Phone: (718) 250-6925 or (718) 250-6976; Fax: (718) 250-8120

Madhavi Reddy, MD; FACG, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Program Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program; Director of Endoscopy

Krishna C. Gurram, MD, Interventional Gastroenterologist and Associate Program Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program

Contact and Location

Gastroenterology
240 Willoughby Street
Maynard Building - 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 250-8867