Gastroenterology (Digestive Diseases)
At Mount Sinai Downtown-Union Square, you will find specialists who can help you with a full range of digestive and liver diseases. We are your convenient one-stop location for consultation, diagnosis, treatment, management, and education about your condition. Our gastroenterology and hepatology specialists work with you to relieve the symptoms of any digestive disorders you may have, and we treat hepatitis A, B, and C, all with the latest medications. And we work with you to schedule appointments at a convenient time and in Union Square, close to your home or office.
Mount Sinai Health System has long specialized in digestive diseases; in fact, Crohn’s disease is named for one of our doctors, Burrill B. Crohn, who first identified it in the 1930's. Our flagship hospital, The Mount Sinai Hospital, has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as having one of the finest gastroenterological and gastrointestinal surgery programs in the country, and all our doctors are on the faculty of the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This means that we can easily refer you for any special services you might require, including innovative clinical trials, specialized testing, and nutrition counseling.
At Mount Sinai Downtown-Union Square, we can help you with a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Peptic ulcers
- Biliary tract disease
- Hepatitis A, B, and C
Colon Screening Program
Early detection of colon cancer can save your life, as it has for many. Once you reach age 50, you should schedule regular colon screenings at least once every five years. While most screenings typically involve a three-step process that requires multiple appointments—meeting with a doctor in advance, having the test performed, and then meeting with a doctor again to discuss the results—our doctors offer a streamlined one-step program that can make this process quicker and simpler for you.
If you are in good health and qualify for our Colon Screening Program, we can arrange for you to have a colonoscopy without having to see a physician before or after, by providing you a prescription or referral for your screening. Our gastroenterologist will then perform the diagnostic procedure and share the results with you at the time of your screening or afterwards without an appointment.
As your partner in health care, we encourage you to have these important colon screenings as preventative health maintenance.