In addition to problem-focused evaluations, yearly physical examinations are recommended, particularly with advancing age, to diagnose and detect disease early to maintain a state of wellness.
Our doctors, leading GI specialists in NYC, take a careful history of your current and past medical conditions, paying close attention to nutritional issues such as diet, exercise, herbal, vitamin and supplemental intake, weight control, and possible nutritional deficiencies.
We also obtain a thorough history of environmental and social risk factors and thorough family history to modify and reduce all possible risk factors for disease. This process may include questions concerning alcohol and tobacco use, substance abuse, prescribed medicines, vaccination history, sleeping disorders, cardiac and pulmonary history, allergies, and digestive diseases. Many “silent” diseases require screening to be detected, which we thoroughly evaluate.
Our doctors at Manhattan Gastroenterology perform a comprehensive physical examination with appropriate blood testing and diagnostic exams. If we indicate endoscopy or colonoscopy, we discuss it with patients at length and schedule the testing and exams in the presence of our board-certified anesthesiologists for your safety and comfort.