Gastroenterologists are specially trained to treat disorders of the organs of the digestive system, liver and pancreas. Because these disorders can overlap with problems affecting many other areas of the body, White Plains Hospital physicians take a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, working with other specialists in oncology, radiation therapy, hepatology (liver specialists) and surgery to find the best and most effective care for each individual’s situation.
Gastroenterologists are intensively trained in advanced techniques of upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy. Using these techniques, they provide screening and early detection for cancers of the digestive system as well as polyp removal. If surgery is needed, your gastroenterologist will work with your doctor and the surgical team before and after the procedure to help ensure you receive the best possible care for your needs.