News & Events
Stay up to date with patient education and practice announcements from the physicians and staff of Albany Gastroenterology.
Albany Gastroenterology Consultants Now Incorporates Artificial Intelligence System for Enhanced Colonoscopy Screenings
Albany, NY – January 10, 2023 — Albany Gastroenterology Consultants today announced that it is now offering patients receiving a colonoscopy enhanced screening with the aid of GI GeniusTM intelligent endoscopy module. The GI GeniusTM module employs artificial intelligence (AI) to help physicians detect polyps—a powerful new ally in the fight against colorectal cancer.
AGC at the Take Steps Walk for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
AGC was proud to bring a team to participate in this year’s Crohn’s & Colitis Take Steps Walk on May 7th. We had such a great time being back in person to celebrate and support
LiveSmart: Esophageal Cancer – Know the Signs and Symptoms, Get Treatment Early
According to the American Cancer Society, esophageal cancer makes up approximately 1 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States annually. As with most cancers, early detection of esophageal cancer is critical and the stage at which diagnosis occurs significantly impacts a patient’s chance of survival.
Medical Monday 4/4/22: Gastroenterology with Dr. Jennifer Northrop
AGC’s Dr. Jennifer Northrop appeared on WAMC’s Medical Monday on April 4, to answer listeners’ questions related to gastroenterology. The replay is available on WAMC’s website.
The Hidden Risks of Liver Disease with Diabetes
AGC’s Yvonne Fuller-Fontenot, FNP-C, presented at the CDPHP 1785 Forum on Living Well with Diabetes. She discussed The Hidden Risks of Liver Disease with Diabetes, specifically, how to prevent NAFD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) as
LiveSmart: Minimally Invasive Treatments Available in Battle against Colorectal Cancer, Pre-Cancerous Polyps
The importance of screening for colorectal cancer has become even more apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. National preventative colorectal cancer screening rates decreased significantly compared to before COVID. While there is still much work to be done, there is hope. With increased colorectal screening and state of the art treatment, we can detect cancer at earlier and curable stages, helping patients lead longer and healthier lives.
Colorectal Cancer Screenings Save Lives
A colonoscopy could save your life. Experts say not to be too concerned about potential discomfort or dietary restrictions that come along with colorectal cancer screenings because most patients are sedated and have no memory of the experience.
Signs and Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroenterologist Shai Posner, MD from Albany Gastroenterology Consultants presented this one-hour, educational health care seminar on the signs and symptoms of GERD, including manifestations such as hoarseness, cough, asthma, cavities, and more. Watch this seminar
AGC Fundraiser for Lustgarten Foundation
Throughout the year, the physicians and staff here at Albany Gastroenterology Consultants hold employee-driven fundraisers in order to donate to organizations that are near and dear to our hearts. Through events such as tag sales,
Doctor Gumustop Named Doctor of the Year
We are proud to announce that Dr. Bora Gumustop has been named 2021 Physician of the Year by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Upstate Northeastern New York. Dr. Gumustop will be celebrated at the foundation’s
Dr. Gianotti joins Benita Zahn on WNYT’s Health Beat to discuss Crohn’s Disease
From WNYT: Crohn’s Disease is an inflammatory disease that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be mild to severe. Crohn’s can occur at any age, but often is diagnosed between ages
Take Steps Road Rally with the Northeastern New York Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
Albany Gastroenterology Consultants was pleased to support and participate in this year’s Albany Take Steps Road Rally with the Northeastern New York Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. It was a chilly, windy day, at the
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month
According to the American Cancer Society, esophageal cancer (EAC) makes up approximately 1% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States. EAC is considered an aggressive cancer with an overall five-year survival rate of only 19.9%.
Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Treatments Available in the Battle Against Colorectal Cancer and Pre-Cancerous Polyps
While colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, tremendous progress has been made in recent years.
Dr. Patel reminds New Yorkers not to neglect colorectal cancer screenings
March itself is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Dr. Reena Patel says this is the perfect time to remind New Yorkers of the risks, and to get screened.
Dr. Gumustop discusses Third Space Endoscopy
Our own Dr. Bora Gumustop discusses third space endoscopy, as well as the range of minimally invasive endoscopic procedures with our friends at St. Peter’s Health Partners.
Dr. Gianotti joins Medical Monday to Discuss GI Health
Dr. Robert Gianotti of Albany Gastroenterology Consultants joins Medical Monday to discuss GI health and answer your questions. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.
Welcome Dr. Neil R. Volk!
Albany Gastroenterology is pleased to announce the addition of Neil R. Volk, MD. Dr. Volk completed this Fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Dr. Volk joins us in providing the highest level of hepatic and digestive care to all our patients.
Minimally Invasive POEM Procedure
As my colleague, Dr. Sean Sheehan, discussed in this recent article, gastroenterologists use endoscopy to inspect the swallowing tract, diagnose, and even treat certain swallowing disorders. Thanks to advancements in endoscopy, endoscopic technology, and advanced training,
Swallowing Issues? Get the Correct Diagnosis
Most of us have experienced the occasional discomfort from feeling as though our food or drink has “gone down the wrong pipe.” Difficulty swallowing, also called dysphagia, is often caused by eating too fast, or not
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March is “Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.” Awareness can save lives. No one wants to have a colonoscopy, but since they’ve been encouraged, the death rate from colorectal cancer has dropped. Once the second leading cause
New Treatments Mean More Options in Battle Against Colorectal Cancer
[This piece was written by Joseph Choma, MD, Gastroenterologist/Advanced Endoscopist, with Albany Gastroenterology Consultants and St. Peter’s Hospital Advanced Endoscopy and Hepatobiliary Center.] While colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, tremendous
What is GERD and how is it treated?
November 18-24th is GERD Awareness Week. GERD stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Also known as acid reflux disease, GERD is a condition of the digestive system, which has increased significantly in recent decades GERD is
Dr. Polito Interviewed by WNYT on GERD
It’s not uncommon to experience reflux or heart burn every so often. But when it happens on a regular basis, odds are you’re suffering from GERD — gastro esophageal reflux — and it needs to