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Gastroenterology

Contact Binghamton Gastroenterology Associates

40 Mitchell Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13903-1678
607-772-0639
www.binghamtongastro.com

Screening and Early Detection Key to Effective Treatment

Any day is a good time to learn more about colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) and how it can be prevented or best treated. 

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women combined.

This year, approximately 140,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed and 56,000 people will die from the disease.

Docs On Call: Dr. Vincent Leonti on Colonoscopy

Gastroenterology Services

UHS works closely with the physicians and staff at Binghamton Gastroenterology Associates to deliver excellent diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the digestive tract.

But colorectal cancer is a disease that can be prevented through regular screenings, a healthy diet and regular exercise

What is a Gastroenterologist?

A gastroenterologist is a physician who specializes in diseases and disorders of the digestive system—the esophagus, stomach, colon, liver and pancreas. A pediatric gastroenterologist focuses on these issues as they affect children (newborns through teens). The gastroenterologists on staff at UHS Hospitals combine expert clinical care with the latest medical technologies in caring for patients.

Some of the many conditions gastroenterologists treat include:

  • Cancers of the digestive tract, particularly colon cancer
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic diarrheal disorders
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux disease
  • Liver and biliary diseases 
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Ulcerative colitis

UHS Gastroenterology Laboratories

Your gastroenterologist or other physician may prescribe a procedure or test that requires you to visit one of UHS’ two gastroenterology laboratories—at UHS Binghamton General Hospital and UHS Wilson Medical Center. The UHS Binghamton General Hospital GI Lab is the where most outpatient procedures, such as colonoscopies and gastroscopies, are performed; but each lab provides excellent care delivered by a qualified and friendly staff.

If you have questions regarding your procedure (for example, if you should take your medication before your procedure or what else you need to do to prepare for the test) please discuss these with the physician who is ordering your procedure. However, our staff will be happy to provide information to you throughout your exam so you understand what is taking place. 

UHS Binghamton General Hospital GI Lab

  • Located on the second floor of the hospital
  • Open Monday through Friday at 7:00am
  • Binghamton, NY

607-762-2276

UHS Wilson Memorial Medical Center GI Lab

  • Located on the first floor of the hospital
  • Open Monday through Friday at 7:00am
  • Johnson City, NY

607-763-6032

UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital GI Lab

UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital and Binghamton Gastroenterology Associates now work together at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital and offer colonoscopy and other common outpatient screenings and therapies for gastrointestinal disorders. 

These Binghamton Gastroenterology Associate physicians have extensive expertise in cancer screening, cancer prevention and in treating diseases that increase cancer risk.

These experience provider deal with cases of: 

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Gallstones
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Heartburn
  • Pancreatitis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea/constipation
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ulcers of the stomach and duodenum
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

The GI department is located on the 4th floor at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital. 

607-337-4800

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