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Gastroenterology

Digestive health is important to your overall health and well being. Expert gastroenterologists and medical staff at Summit Medical Group promote digestive health as well as diagnose and treat diseases of the digestive tract.

If you have concerns about your digestive health, ask your primary care physician which specialist might be right for you.

Colonoscopy

Every year, more than 130,000 people learn they have colorectal cancer, and more than 46,000 people die from colon-related cancers. Colon screening with a colonoscopy is one of the best ways to prevent colon cancer. You also can help protect yourself from some of the unwanted effects of colorectal cancer if it is detected early. Colorectal cancer is common enough that colonoscopy after age 50 is recommended as a routine screening procedure.

Colonoscopy is an outpatient procedure that allows your gastroenterologist to carefully examine your rectum and the inside of your colon to be sure it is healthy. When colorectal cancer is detected early, it can be treated effectively and it often can be cured.

During a colonoscopy, your doctor will insert a slim, flexible, lighted tube through your anus to examine the inside of your colon and rectum. If you have tissue that appears abnormal, your doctor will remove a small piece of it to test for cancer. The test is called a biopsy.

Another test you might have is a double-contrast barium enema. During the procedure, fluid that contains barium, a special element that allows the radiologist to see details in your tissues, is put into your colon. X-rays are then taken that show the inside of your colon. If the X-ray images show abnormal tissue such as polyps or cancer, you will need a colonoscopy to get a sample of the tissue for lab tests.

If your doctor finds cancer in your colon, you might have additional tests and scans to find out whether the cancer has spread to other parts of your body.

Live Well, Stay Well Tip

Starting at age 50, be sure to have a colonoscopy every 10 years. If you have had a colonoscopy and your physician found a polyp during the procedure, he or she is likely to recommend that you have a colonoscopy every 5 years.

Our Gastroenterology Services

Common digestive health conditions we treat include:

  • Acid reflux/heartburn
  • Appendicitis
  • Celiac disease
  • Colon cancer
  • Crohn’s disease/ulcerative colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Intestinal parasites
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Liver disease
  • Stomach ulcers

Our Gastroenterology Tools

Colonoscopy Prep Instructions:

Our Gastroenterology Practitioners

Adam F. Barrison
Barrison, Adam F., MD
Gastroenterology
Accepting new patients
Howard B. Baum
Baum, Howard B., MD, FACP
Gastroenterology
Accepting new patients
Tamir  Ben\u002DMenachem
Ben-Menachem, Tamir, MD, MS
Gastroenterology
Accepting new patients
Darren R. Blumberg
Blumberg, Darren R., MD
Gastroenterology
Accepting new patients
John  M. Dalena
Dalena, John M., MD
Gastroenterology
Accepting new patients
Warren  Finkelstein
Finkelstein, Warren, MD, MACG, AGAF, FACP
Gastroenterology
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Isaac  Galandauer
Galandauer, Isaac, MD
Gastroenterology
Accepting new patients
J. Scott Gillin
Gillin, J. Scott, MD, FACP
Gastroenterology
Accepting new patients
John J. Imbesi
Imbesi, John J., MD
Gastroenterology
Accepting new patients
Raymond P. Kenny
Kenny, Raymond P., MD, FACP, FACG
Gastroenterology
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Roger S. Klein
Klein, Roger S., MD, FACP
Gastroenterology
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Kelly A. Krueger
Krueger, Kelly A., MD
Gastroenterology
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Yong M. Kwon
Kwon, Yong M., MD
Gastroenterology
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Robert M. Lintz
Lintz, Robert M., MD
Internal Medicine
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Neal E. Luppescu
Luppescu, Neal E., MD, FACG
Gastroenterology
Accepting new patients
Mary  McCormick
McCormick, Mary, MSN, NP-C
Gastroenterology
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Hazar  Michael
Michael, Hazar, MD
Gastroenterology
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Najm\u002Dul H. Rana
Rana, Najm-ul H., MD, FACP, FRCP
Internal Medicine
Not accepting new patients
Boris  Reydel
Reydel, Boris, MD
Gastroenterology
Accepting new patients

Our Gastroenterology Locations

Main phone number:

908-277-8940
Berkeley Heights Campus
See Hours and Directions Berkeley Heights Campus
Bensley Pavilion, 4th floor
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
908-277-8940
Atlantic Gastroenterology at SMG
See Hours and Directions Atlantic Gastroenterology at SMG
65 Ridgedale Avenue
Cedar Knolls, NJ
973-401-0500
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