We provide consultations for patients seeking to address their gastrointestinal symptoms and disorders. Our telehealth visits enable you to connect with a physician remotely. Upon scheduling your consultation, you’ll be required to complete a patient questionnaire. The physician will carefully review this questionnaire, along with any pertinent laboratory and imaging tests related to your visit. Throughout the consultation, your physician will inquire about your symptoms, address any queries regarding your medical history or information on the questionnaire, and conclude by sharing thoughts, impressions, and recommendations with you. If applicable, a consultation letter will be forwarded to your primary care provider.
Colonoscopy is a medical procedure that allows your doctor to examine the interior lining of the colon, also referred to as the large intestine. Typically conducted for screening purposes, such as detecting colon polyps and colon cancer, or to investigate symptoms like rectal bleeding or diarrhea, colonoscopy employs a specialized tool called a colonoscope. This flexible tube, approximately the thickness of a little finger, is equipped with a light source and camera at its end, projecting images onto a video screen. The colonoscope facilitates the removal of polyps (colon polypectomy) and the collection of tissue samples (biopsies). Widely regarded as the gold standard for colon polyp and cancer screening, the procedure lasts approximately 15-20 minutes. Before undergoing colonoscopy, a colon prep or cleansing solution is administered to clear the colon of fecal matter, ensuring optimal visualization. To guarantee a painless experience, a board-certified anesthesiologist administers intravenous Propofol during the procedure.
Endoscopy is a medical procedure used for examining the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract, encompassing the throat, esophagus, stomach, and the initial part of the small intestine, known as the duodenum. Typically employed for diagnosing and addressing issues in the upper GI tract, such as nausea, abdominal pain, or GI bleeding, endoscopy involves the use of an instrument called an endoscope. This flexible tube, roughly the thickness of a pencil, is equipped with a light source and camera at its tip, projecting images onto a video screen. Administered while the patient is sedated, the endoscope is introduced through the mouth and advanced to the duodenum. During this process, biopsies (tissue samples) can be collected, and active bleeding can be treated. The entire procedure lasts approximately 10-15 minutes, and to ensure a painless experience, a board-certified anesthesiologist administers intravenous Propofol.