GI Doctors

The new Hudson Valley Center for Digestive Health

Hudson Valley Hospital Center has joined with five local GI physicians, David Genn, MD; Herman Kleinbaum, MD; Mitchell Josephs, MD; David Lin, MD; and Eric Teitel, MD to open a new Digestive Health Center that offers patients a central location for state of the art testing and diagnosis of digestive health issues.

Digestive Health Center The new 4,500 square foot space includes an endoscopic ambulatory surgery center with two procedure rooms.  At the endoscopy center physicians will perform endoscopies, colonoscopies and PH monitoring and testing for reflux disease and other gastrointestinal conditions using the latest technology available. The center is conveniently located between the physicians’ practices and the hospital and offers free parking.

 

 Click here to learn more about the new Digestive Health Center.

 

 

 

 

Virtual colonoscopy, or CT colonoscopy, is a non-invasive CAT scan screening for colorectal cancer, eliminating the worry and discomfort of testing for many people. Research findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine indicate that virtual colonoscopy is as effective as optical colonoscopy at detecting cancer and pre-cancerous lesions.

Detecting polyps and cancer early allows for treatment at a stage when the disease can either be prevented or cured before it can spread to other parts of the body.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the nation. Early detection is a prime defense in the battle against disease and the virtual colonoscopy eliminates the worry and discomfort of testing for many people.  In the early stages, colorectal cancer causes no symptoms. Most colorectal cancers begin as small precancerous polyps that can take 3-10 years to evolve into cancer. Approximately 8% to 12 % of untreated polyps become cancerous tumors. When screening is performed regularly, polyps can be removed before they have the chance to become cancerous

"The good news is that this gentler, non-invasive type of screening will attract many patients to take the test. The 3-D images of the colon are of the highest quality and are able to detect even small polyps. Patients are amazed at how easy and quick the virtual colonoscopy screening is," states Dr. Maurice Poplausky, Chairman of Diagnostic Imaging at HVHC.

To learn more about testing and how to prepare:

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TEST

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive substances, or tracers, to diagnose or treat disease. It is a safe, painless way of gathering information that may otherwise be undetectable. Nuclear medicine tests can identify abnormalities early in the progression of a disease, long before the medical problem would be apparent with other diagnostic screenings.

Many different types of nuclear medicine tests are performed each day by our highly qualified staff to detect neoplasms, thyroid disorders, hypertension, pulmonary diseases, gastrointestinal problems, and renal dysfunction, to name a few.

Latest equipment includes:

GE Millennium Gamma Camera; Philips Bright View Gamma Camera

To learn more about testing and how to prepare:

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TEST

PET/CT Infusion Scan

(Positron Emission Tomography)

This sophisticated diagnostic tool is used to detect lymphoma, melanoma, lung cancer, and head and neck tumors. PET scan studies may also be used to evaluate liver conditions in cases of colorectal cancer. In neurology, the test can detect various brain disorders.

PET scanning is a safe, noninvasive diagnostic procedure that is comfortable for the patient and allows a whole-body examination in a single procedure requiring only one hour.

To learn more about testing and how to prepare:

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TEST

 

 

The star attraction of Hudson Valley Hospital Center ‘s new MRI suite is the Siemens Aera 1.5 Tesla “Open Friendly” MRI.  The quieter “extra wide" MRI has a larger 70 cm opening and its spacious accommodations offer patients the benefits of an open MRI while providing physicians with better quality images.

The all-new MRI suite features comfortable waiting area, changing and consult rooms. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 914-734-3674.

 

To learn more about MRI testing and how to prepare:

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TEST