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September 28, 2017

Why Should You Have a Colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a straightforward procedure that generally only takes a few hours to complete, including prep time. It is often done as an outpatient procedure, […]
September 28, 2017

Why Allergy Testing Is So Important When IBS Is Suspected

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a common type of digestive disorder occurring in the small and large intestine. For some people, this chronic condition can […]
July 19, 2017

Why Are Colon Cancer Screenings so Important?

According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 135,000 people are diagnosed each year with colon cancer. Detected early, it is often highly treatable. However, this […]
January 30, 2017

Tips on How to Improve Your Gut Health

While discussing your symptoms with your Brooklyn Gastroenterologist Dr. Shapsis is always important, there are steps you can take to ensure your gut remains healthy at […]
January 14, 2017

How to “Tolerate” a Lactose-intolerant Diet

Being lactose intolerant requires a lifestyle change. Individuals with this condition cannot completely digest sugars in milk, which leads to constant symptoms of bloating, diarrhea, gas, […]
November 16, 2016

Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity?

Many individuals say their health improves once they stop consuming foods with gluten in them. This may occur for a variety of reasons. However, it’s not […]
November 5, 2016

Internal VS External Hemorrhoids. What Is the Difference Between the Two?

You’re in pain. You’ve thought long and hard about how to “fix” the problem, but nothing provides you with relief. What’s wrong? It could be internal […]