Gastrointestinal disorders can affect one or many organs in the gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver and pancreas. Symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders can include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss, constipation and diarrhea. Common gastrointestinal disorders include but are not limited to: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease (ulcers), gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and inflammatory bowel disease ( IBD; Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis). Diagnostic testing can include laboratory work, radiologic imaging of the gastrointestinal tract as well as upper endoscopy and/or colonoscopy with biopsy if indicated. Numerous types of gastrointestinal cancers can be prevented by appropriate screening based upon age and risk factors. Referral to a gastroenterologist is at the suggestion of a primary care physician or if gastrointestinal symptoms are present and persist without any clear etiology.
New Jersey Associates in Medicine is an office based facility, certified by AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities) and registered with the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. As we are not considered an “Ambulatory Surgical Center“. Patients will not incur additional deductible expenses that are now very commonly being applied to procedures performed in a hospital or ambulatory surgical center. These charges are typically referred to as “Facility Fee”, which are not incurred when the procedure is performed at New Jersey Associates in Medicine. In keeping with the June 2013 article in the New York Times subtitled ‘Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures’, New Jersey Associates in Medicine wants you to know that we take controlling costs for our patients seriously.