Gastroenterology Specialists

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Prominis Medical Services

Primary Care Practice located throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Glendale, New York

The practitioners at Prominis Medical Services offer gastroenterology services to preserve the health of the digestive system and provide medical care to those with irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, and many other conditions. The highly trained gastroenterologists know that conditions affecting the digestive system can be especially problematic and negatively impact wellness and quality of life. For quality gastroenterological care, call Prominis Medical Services with 12 offices across Brooklyn, Staten Island, Glendale, and Queens, New York, or book online today.

Gastroenterology Q & A

What is Gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is the medical specialty involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders and conditions of the digestive tract, such as disorders of the:

  • Gallbladder
  • Pancreas
  • Esophagus
  • Liver
  • Bowel
  • Intestine
  • Stomach
  • Colon

 

Your checkup with your gastroenterologist typically entails an overall general assessment with a blood pressure and heart check, a physical exam, and a medical and family history. You also have time to discuss your concerns and ask questions.

Gastroenterologists can also perform endoscopic procedures, such as an upper endoscopy or colonoscopy, to evaluate your digestive health and your risks for certain diseases and complications like colon cancer.

What are Some of the Most Common Gastroenterological Health Problems?

The most common digestive health problems include irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, and hemorrhoids.

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder affecting the large intestine. IBS symptoms include bloating, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and constipation. Your gastroenterologist might suggest lifestyle changes, such as increasing the fiber in your diet, reducing stress, and getting regular exercise to improve your IBS symptoms.
  • Acid Reflux: With acid reflux, acid from the stomach flows backward in the wrong direction up into the esophagus. Your gastroenterologist might recommend healthy lifestyle changes, such as optimizing nutrition, losing weight, getting regular exercise, and taking certain medications to help manage your acid reflux.
  • Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are swollen veins that occur inside the lower rectum, or externally under the skin around your anus. Hemorrhoids can be caused by increased pressure on the veins during pregnancy or straining during bowel movements. You should always seek medical attention, and you shouldn’t assume rectal bleeding is due to hemorrhoids.


Your gastroenterologist may recommend medications, healthy lifestyle modifications, and an exercise regime. Your provider might also suggest minimally invasive, surgical and nonsurgical, procedures to remove hemorrhoids when needed.

What are the Advantages of Gastroenterology?

Working with a trained gastroenterologist is beneficial because their expertise in digestive health ensures accurate diagnoses and effective treatment plans that lower your risk of developing serious conditions and improve your quality of life.

If you have any questions or concerns about your digestive health, call Prominis Medical Services or book an appointment online today.