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Gastroenterology & Hepatology

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center is committed to excellence in preventing, diagnosing and treating complex illnesses of the gastrointestinal tract. Our board certified gastroenterologists provide the highest level of care using evidence-based strategies and a patient-centered approach. Our state-of-the-art endoscopy suite features the most advanced endoscopic technologies to identify and treat gastrointestinal diseases while maximizing patient comfort.

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 and other chronic liver diseases
  • Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Gastroparesis
  • Anemia from gastrointestinal blood loss
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Biliary tract disease
  • Pancreatic diseases

Procedures

  • Upper endoscopy helps diagnose and treat the causes of abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing, nausea, vomiting and upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • Colonoscopy aids in colon cancer screening, enables removal of pre-cancer and early cancer lesions in the colon, assists in the evaluation of diarrhea and inflammatory bowel disease and helps diagnose and control lower gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) aids in the diagnosis of biliary and pancreatic disease. This procedure is often used to relieve symptoms of obstruction by removing bile duct stones or stenting the biliary and/or pancreatic duct.
  • Endoscopic ultrasound is a special form of endoscopic imaging that helps in closely visualizing abdominal organs such as the pancreas, bile duct, liver and surrounding structures.
  • Esophageal manometry helps diagnose and treat motility disorders of the esophagus.
  • Capsule endoscopy helps diagnose small bowel disease such as blood vessel malformation and Crohn's disease.
  • Colonic stent prevents obstruction in cases of advanced colon cancer.
  • Esophageal stent and dilation improve swallowing in patients with esophageal narrowing from advanced esophageal cancer.
  • Small bowel deep enteroscopy examines the small bowel to detect and treat disease within the 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 research, our patients receive the most evidence-based and innovative gastrointestinal treatments available.

We currently have nine fellows in our fully accredited three-year Gastroenterology Fellowship Program.

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

Denzil Etienne, MD, 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