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WMCHealth Advanced Physician Services: Hundreds of Trusted Specialists Ready To Serve You

With nearly 400 doctors who are experts in diverse medical specialties, WMCHealth Advanced Physician Services, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is one of the largest physician groups in New York’s Hudson River Valley.

WMCHealth Advanced Physician Services seeks to improve Hudson Valley health, with care easily accessible for patients close to home. It is recognized across the region for its life-saving culture of excellence and the most scientifically and technologically advanced care of all types.

The Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases is composed of experts who are board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, employing the most sophisticated and cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic technologies available. Besides standard procedures such as upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, many tertiary services are offered at their facilities in Westchester Medical Center that are not widely available elsewhere.

Endoscopic ultrasound has revolutionized cancer diagnosis and staging and has now entered a therapeutic era with pseudo cyst drainage and celiac nerve block. Complex biliary and pancreatic endoscopy cases, such as those requiring lithotripsy, ampullectomy, or Spyglass cholangioscopy, are referred to this unit. The GI Motility Center provides high resolution esophageal, anorectal and sphincter of Oddi manometric studies as well as esophageal impedance and pH studies essential for evaluating patients with refractory reflux symptoms. Other advanced technologies include BARRx radiofrequency ablation of Barrett’s esophagus, capsule endoscopy of the small intestine, placement of the Enterra gastric pacemaker for gastroparesis, and endoscopic mucosal resection of neoplasms. Management of inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are another major focus.

The division is also the medical arm of the Westchester Medical Center Liver Transplantation Program and has been at the forefront of management of hepatitis C, fatty liver disease, primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis and other liver conditions.

Conditions we manage:     Procedures we perform:  Advanced procedures we offer:
Diseases of the esophagus, including...
            Gastroesophageal reflux disease 
            Swallowing disorders 
            Esophageal strictures 
            Esophageal cancer 
Diseases of the stomach, including...
            Peptic ulcer disease 
            Helicobacter pylori infection 
            Gastric cancer 
Diseases of the small intestine and colon, including...
            Colon cancer screening 
            Colon polyp resection 
            Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis 
            Celiac sprue 
Diseases of the pancreas, including...
            Acute and chronic pancreatitis 
            Pancreatic cysts 
            Pancreatic cancer 
Diseases of the liver and biliary system, including...
            Chronic viral hepatitis B and C 
            Fatty liver disease 
            Primary biliary cholangitis 
            Primary sclerosing cholangitis 
            Autoimmune hepatitis 
            Gallstone disease 

Upper endoscopy 
ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) 
Endoscopic Ultrasound 
Capsule endoscopy of the small intestine 
Esophageal manometry, high resolution 
Anorectal manometry, high resolution 
Esophageal pH monitoring and impedance testing 
Endoscopic ultrasound 
            Pancreatic cyst drainage 
            Celiac nerve block 
Biliary and pancreatic endoscopy (ERCP) 
            Spyglass cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy 
            Minor papilla sphincterotomy 
            ERCP in altered anatomy 
Entrerra gastric pacemaker for gastroparesis 
Small bowel balloon enteroscopy 
Endoluminal stenting 
Endoscopic mucosal resection 
BARRx radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's esophagus 
CRH hemorrhoid ligation

 Procedures    Diet  Conditions

Upper endoscopy
Endoscopic ultrasound
Capsule endoscopy
Food intolerances

Barrett’s esophagus
Celiac Disease
Clostridium Difficile infection
Colorectal cancer
Crohn's Disease
Eosinophilic esophagitis
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Hepatitis C
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Peptic Ulcer Disease
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Lebovics, Edward
Dworkin, Brad
Georgostathis, Dimitrios
Schorr-Lesnick, Beth
Tewari, Virendra