Gastroenterology (Stomach and Digestion)

Phone (718) 670-2559 

The Gastroenterology Division in the Department of Medicine offers a full complement of consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services to the New York Hospital Queens community. The talented, dedicated professionals of the Gastroenterology Division provide advanced, high quality services to Queens and greater New York community.

Staff

  • Moshe Rubin, M.D, Director of Gastroenterology
  • Sang Kim, M.D., Director of Biliary Endoscopy
  • Ari L. Bunim, M.D., Director of New York Presbyterian Liver Center at NYHQ 
  • Preeti Mehta, M.D., Key Clinical Faculty
  • Syed Hussain, M.D., Key Clinical Faculty
  • Robert Harooni, M.D., Director of Quality Care
  • Michel Nussbaum, M.D., Director of the Endoscopy Unit
  • Ellen Gutkin, D.O., Faculty 

About the Director: Moshe Rubin, M.D. 

Complementing the faculty are 52 voluntary attending physicians with a range of subspecialty talents who are active members of the Gastroenterology Division and have private offices throughout the area.

Endoscopy Unit

In 2006, a state-of-the-art six room endoscopy unit offering a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic services was opened. The endoscopy unit is managed by Ruth Hopkins, M.S.N., and is staffed by a superb collection of nurses, technicians and nursing assistants.

In addition to routine colonoscopy and upper endoscopy examinations, gastroenterologists both on the faculty and in private practice have access to the most sophisticated and up-to-date equipment available including:

  • Biliary Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Double Balloon Endoscopy
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Manometry
  • pH testing
  • Spyglass Choledochoscopy
  • Halo Ablation
  • Third Eye Retroscope

Gastroenterologists at New York Hospital Queens offer evaluation and management of the following conditions:

  • gastrointestinal malignancies
  • diseases of the bile duct and pancreas
  • obscure bleeding
  • celiac disease
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • ulcer disease
  • hepatitis
  • reflux disease
  • swallowing disorders

Active Clinical Research

Current areas of active clinical research include: Clostridia difficile diarrhea, Crohn's disease, acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding and Colon Cancer Screening.

Fellowship Program

The Gastroenterology Division proudly offers an ACGME certified Fellowship training program and currently has three top flight postgraduate fellows.

Center for Digestive Diseases and Swallowing Disorders

The Center or Digestive Diseases and Swallowing Disorders specializes in coordinated patient care, education and research that can only be accomplished through interdisciplinary team involvement. Our team consists of specialists from all areas of medicine including speech-language pathology, gastroenterology (adult and pediatric), radiology, nutrition, otolaryngology, thoracic surgery, pulmonology and neurology. Click here to learn more about the center.

Crohn’s Disease Clinical Research Study Underway at NYHQ

 

NYHQ is seeking individuals to take part in a Phase 2 clinical research study of adults with active Crohn’s disease. Click here for more information and to see if you are eligible for enrollment.

 

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