News & Events
Stay up to date with patient education and practice announcements from the physicians and staff of Albany Gastroenterology.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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. Robert Gianotti of Albany Gastroenterology Consultants joins Medical Monday to discuss GI health and answer your questions. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.
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.
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,
[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