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Chadwick Boseman Sep 1st, 2020

The news media are filled with obituaries and tributes to this leading actor and action hero who died from metastatic colon cancer contracted in his early 40’s. When a public personality falls to an illness it becomes big news. But to those of us following the medical literature it is...

Medical Care During the COVID-19 Crisis Mar 23rd, 2020

Dear patients, During these difficult times your health remains our highest priority. Following the most recent recommendations from the NYC Department of health and Centers for Disease Control we have changed our scheduling procedures. We will remain open daily. We can be reached through office or answering service any time....

Medical Care in the Time of Coronovirus Mar 15th, 2020

Dear Patients,  As the public health threat of COVID-19 unfolds we have been following the many report from our colleagues, hospitals and medical societies. Our goal is to provide you with rapid, personalized out of hospital care yet doing so without exposing you to a contagious disease. At this time...

How to get the most out of your visit to your doctor Feb 16th, 2020

Consultations, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and follow-up office visits can be difficult for both patient and physician. You, the patient, may be anxious about your symptoms or results of tests to be discussed. It may not have been easy to secure the appointment time, prepare for the examination, and to...

Laringopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) Sep 4th, 2019

Laringopharyngeal Reflux (LPR): Can Stretta Help?   “Acid reflux” refers to a general condition in which stomach fluids splash into the lower end of the esophagus and cause irritation and pain. But some forms of reflux are more intense than others, some occur for different reasons, some are chronic and...

Gastroscopes vs Duodenoscopes. What is the difference? Sep 1st, 2019

Dear patient, We want to update you and clarify recent reports in the media about certain infections being transmitted from patient to patient by certain endoscopes. The reports you may have read refer to the endoscopes in question as “duodenoscopes”  We want to assure you that the scopes referred to...

Colonoscopy Frequently Asked Questions: When to start? How often? When to stop? Alternatives? Sep 1st, 2019

Dear Patient, Those of you who have had physical exams with us or other physicians probably have been advised to have screening (initial) and surveillance (follow-up) colonoscopy exams. But there remains considerable reluctance, resistance and misunderstanding about the value and timing of colonoscopy. As usual, the internet is full of...

Stretta Therapy for Reflux and GERD Aug 7th, 2019

Refractory gastro-esophageal reflux disease, sometimes called GERD, can be annoying, painful, and disruptive to a patient’s quality of life. If you’ve experienced or been diagnosed with GERD, then you know how it works; acid levels (and sometimes excess air) build up in the stomach and inch their way into the...

Dr. Rubin & Dr. Naymagon write textbook chapter on colonoscopy Dec 17th, 2016

Dr. Rubin and Dr. Naymagon wrote the chapter on "Colonoscopy" in the latest edition of Yamada's Texbook of Gastroenterology. This is one of the leading textbooks in the field and considered an authority in the field.

Dr. Naymagon contributes to article on managing ulcerative colitis Feb 1st, 2016

Ulcerative Colitis: Real-Life Strategies for Frequent Bowel Movements By Denise Mann   Click Here to Read Article  

Our latest publication on the care of hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease Aug 22nd, 2015

See full article at:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25866237

Our latest publication in "Gastroenterology & Hepatology" May 27th, 2015

See the full article by Dr. Naymagon at www.gastroenterologyandhepatology.net

Gas & bloating: Is it a real problem or are you just full of hot air? May 5th, 2015

Some of the most common gastrointestinal complaints have to do with excessive gas. Problems with gas come in several forms including abdominal bloating, frequent burping and excessive flatus. These issues can be quite bothersome and distressing. In this article we review some potential causes of these common problems and suggest...

March for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Mar 4th, 2015

A 75 year-old woman with progressive constipation. An 82 year-old man with unexplained anemia. A 39 year-old mother of two with intermittent blood in her stool. These are three of my patients. And sadly, they are three of nearly 150,000 Americans diagnosed with colorectal cancer every year. March is National...

Ileal Pouches in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Feb 16th, 2015

Until the 1970’s, when a patient required removal of colon (whether because of uncontrollable ulcerative colitis or colon cancer) the result was the creation of an ileostomy, that is, a bag taped to the abdominal wall, into which the fecal stream was diverted. But pioneering gastrointestinal surgeons, including our colleagues...

The Pros and Cons of Medical and Surgical Therapy for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Feb 12th, 2015

Based on our experience treating patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) we believe that therapy must be individualized and include a consideration of all options, both medical and surgical. In the thinking of most gastroenterologists surgery has morphed from a last-resort admission of therapeutic failure to a reasonable alternative worthy...

IBS is no BS Jan 26th, 2015

Millions of people are diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) every year making it one of the most common gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. Despite its prevalence there remain many misconceptions about IBS among both patients and doctors. Here we review some basic concepts in hopes of demystifying this nebulous syndrome. What...

Resolutions Dec 26th, 2014

“How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.” - Benjamin Franklin The start of a New Year signifies new beginnings, a clean slate and, of course, New Year’s resolutions. USA.gov recently posted a list of the most popular New Year’s...

Happy holidays to your GI tract Dec 1st, 2014

The holiday season is well underway. This is the time of year for celebrating with family and close friends and reflecting on what is truly important to us. It can also be a  time of significant stress, inevitable over-eating and deviation from our usual routines. Essentially, the holidays can be...