Have IBD? You May Need More Frequent Colonoscopy Screenings.
A new study found that patients with IBD who had a colonoscopy every one to three years were less likely to be diagnosed with advanced colon cancer.
By May 31, 2022, most health insurance plans will fully cover this procedure to evaluate a positive stool-based test for colon cancer. Check with your insurance about your coverage.Learn More
Gastrointestinal Specialists was co-founded by Dr. Jerry Stern and Dr. Mark Finklestein in 1994. Since its inception the practice has grown to eight physicians (Dr. Finklestein, Dr. Salomons, Dr. Slye, Dr. Stone, Dr. Sreenivasan, Dr. Bhalala, Dr. Belkin and Dr. Khan.), one nurse practitioner, Alison Verdone, CNP, and two physician assistants, Teresa Fatemi, PA-C and Sara LaFreniere, PA-C, four offices and an ambulatory endoscopy center, Commonwealth Endoscopy Center.
Our practice was created to provide state of the art medical care in a warm and caring environment for our patients.
A new study found that patients with IBD who had a colonoscopy every one to three years were less likely to be diagnosed with advanced colon cancer.Read More
New federal guidance will soon require health insurance companies associated with the Affordable Care Act to cover the cost of a follow-up colonoscopy to evaluate a positive colon-cancer-screening stool test.Read More
A recent study conducted by AMSURG and researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai shows an increase in early-onset colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps in patients younger than 50.Read More