Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a common medical condition diagnosed by the best in class NYC Gastroenterologist that targets your intestines. IBS can cause abdominal pain, gas, bloating, cramping, diarrhea and/or constipation. IBS symptoms can often times be accompanied by and overlap with other symptoms and be difficult to identify as the cause of your symptoms. Patients should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by a gastroenterologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan in order to exclude an underlying serious illness or condition. Blood work, stools studies, breath tests and other diagnostic tests include endoscopy/colonoscopy may need to be performed to secure a proper diagnosis depending on your case.
Other symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome that the NYC gastroenterologist’s patients typically have include bloating and the feeling of not having emptied the bowels completely, so needing to return to the toilet shortly after a bowel action. Many people with IBS find that their symptoms are made worse by stress and by certain foods.
If you have IBS, your large intestine may be more sensitive to stimulation, so it can spasm for no apparent reason, causing the uncomfortable symptoms mentioned above. The good news is that IBS can be treated by the NYC doctor (or at least comfortably controlled) with dietary and lifestyle changes, including reducing your stress levels in many situations.
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Here at Manhattan Gastroenterology on the Upper East Side in NYC, we offer sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, as well as anal pap smear for screening for high risk HPV as well as anal cancer.
STDs are very common and while some diseases have symptoms to alert the person of a possible infection, often time people are asymptomatic and are unaware of their potential to transmit these infections. Speaking with the best in class NYC testing doctor, Dr. Shawn Khodadadian, and getting tested can help prevent or diagnose these diseases and prevent their transmission.
We offer testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, as well as for herpes virus, HPV (the virus that causes anogenital warts and anal cancer), hepatitis B and HIV. These tests include blood test as well as swabs and cultures for these microorganisms.
If you have any concerns or would like to discuss whether you are at risk and should be tested, you can contact us at Manhattan Gastroenterology, to schedule an appointment.
For more information about our STD testing services offered at Manhattan Gastroenterology or to schedule a consultation with the with the best in class doctor, Dr. Shawn Khodadadian, please contact our Upper East Side NYC office.
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Looking for a best in class colonoscopy doctor in NYC? A colonoscopy is an endoscopic examination performed by the NYC gastroenterologist, Dr. Shawn Khodadadian in Midtown Manhattan and Upper East Side, of the large bowel and is considered the gold standard of bowel cancer screening methods. Dr. Khodadadian guides a colonoscope (a long, thin, flexible tube containing a tiny video camera) from the anus to the end of the colon (cecum) and into the distal part of the small bowel (the terminal ileum).
During your colonoscopy images from the camera are shown in real-time on a monitor, allowing the doctor to carefully examine the bowel. Biopsies and treatment can be given during this procedure, which usually takes about 30 minutes.
Colonoscopy is a medical outpatient procedure that allows a gastroenterologist like Dr. Khodadadian to visually examine the lining of your large intestine from the inside. This procedure often is performed to test for colon cancer and to check for pre-cancerous polyps, which can be removed at the same time. Dr. Khodadadian uses a long, flexible tube called a colonoscope. This device, about as thick around as a finger, has a video camera on its tip and sends images to a video monitor, where the doctor can observe its trip from your rectum to the deepest part of your colon.
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Anal Warts, also called condyloma acuminata, are the most common sexually transmitted disease and it affects both men and women. Anal warts are growths that can occur in the skin around the genitals and anus. Some may even be inside the anal canal and these types of warts are observed predominantly in persons who have had receptive anal intercourse, although these can also occur in men and women who do not have a history of anal sexual contact. Anal Warts should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by a physician for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan as it may be a symptom or sign of a serious illness or condition.
Studies have found that people affected with anogenital warts are at an increased risk for developing anal cancer. The risk of cancer development increases further in those who are immunosuppressed or have an infection with HIV.
Affected individuals usually do not have symptoms and because of this, they may be unaware that they have anogenital warts and risk transmitting the disease to others. Those who have symptoms may experience itching, bleeding, mucus discharge and/or a feeling of a lump or mass in the anal area.
The NYC anal warts removal doctors offers various modalities for the treatment of anogenital warts, and in most cases these lesions can be treated in the office. Factors that influence selection of treatment include wart size, wart number, anatomic site of the wart, wart morphology, patient preference, cost of treatment, convenience, adverse effects, and provider experience.