After we review old records and obtain a thorough clinical history and examination, we determine and provide the most effective course of treatment to reach the best possible outcome by using cutting edge Gastroenterological (GI) tools, techniques and therapies to evaluate Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
- Colonoscopy and Chromoendoscopy – A test that enables your Gastroenterologist to examine the inner lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon) as well as the lower part of your small intestine, using a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope, which has a small video camera and light attached to it. A colonoscopy helps find ulcers, colon polyps (precancerous growths), tumors and areas of inflammation or bleeding. During a colonoscopy, tissue samples can be collected, (biopsy) and abnormal growths can be taken out. A long history of colitis is associated with an increased risk of colon cancer. Special colonoscopic procedures using dye spray and special lights can improve visualization of abnormalities.
- Upper Endoscopy – A minimally invasive procedure involving a medical device that consists of a tube or a capsule that has a light and a video camera, which enables a physician to examine the stomach and first part of the small bowel, take samples and, in some cases, provide therapeutic treatment.
- Wireless Capsule Endoscopy – Also known as a “pill cam,” this non-invasive test uses a pill-size capsule that contains a camera to record images of the small bowel. It is used to diagnose Crohn’s disease as well as other disorders of the small intestine.
- Advanced Endoscopy – The use of specialized medical expertise and technically advanced tools to evaluate, diagnose and treat complications of IBD such as strictures and disorders of the liver and biliary system. For more information, view the Interventional Endoscopy Center at Stony Brook.
- Nutrition Therapy – Also known as medical nutrition therapy (MNT), includes tips on healthy eating, and special diets such as gluten-free diets, and diets for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and IBD, which can improve a patient’s health and quality of life.