Lactose Intolerance

Am I Lactose Intolerant?

Published on: May 23, 2018

What Does It Mean to Be Lactose Intolerant? Lactose intolerance is a condition caused by a deficiency of the intestinal enzyme lactase. This enzyme is responsible for helping your body to safely and efficiently digest food products ...

The good and bad of Gluten Free Diets

The Good, Bad and Ugly of a Gluten-Free Diet

Published on: Apr 30, 2018

Many people have chosen to follow a gluten-free diet, which has become rather trendy in the past few years. Although this type of eating plan is essential for patients who have been diagnosed with celiac disease, many ...

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Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and Dementia

Published on: May 03, 2016

In early February 2016, there were multiple news reports about proton pump inhibitors (one of the classes of medications we use to treat acid reflux) and dementia risk in the elderly. The media attention came from an ...

Announcing the Launch of Our New Website & Blog

Published on: Oct 22, 2015

Gotham Medical Associates, a practice dedicated to personalized care in diagnosing and providing relief for a wide range of gastric symptoms, is pleased to unveil a brand new look on the web with our website that launched this ...

The Mediterranean Diet

Published on: Jun 23, 2015

Why is the Mediterranean Diet all the rage? It’s arguably the healthiest diet in the world.  A recent study suggests that it is better for your health than daily exercise alone, and that your risk of heart ...

Diverticular Disease

Published on: Jun 23, 2015

Do you ever wonder what diverticular disease is really all about? If so, you’re not alone. Diverticulosis, along with its associated complications, is a frequently misunderstood medical condition (even by many physicians!) Read on to learn more ...

Gluten: Friend, Foe or Fad?

Published on: Mar 19, 2015

By Joanna Schaffler, MS, RD, CDN Bloated? Fatigued? Overweight? Can’t concentrate? These are all ailments which have been blamed on eating gluten. Is there any validity to it? The answer is that it’s complicated… For those with ...

Endochoice’s FUSE endoscopy system introduced at Manhattan Endoscopy Center

Published on: Mar 18, 2015

    Manhattan Endoscopy Center and the Doctors of Gotham Medical Associates, PLLC Offer Innovative Full Spectrum Endoscopy® Procedure for Improved Early Detection of Colon Cancer   Manhattan Endoscopy Center is one of the first in the ...

Colon Cancer Risk In African Americans

Published on: Mar 07, 2015

Race matters in colon cancer screening.  African Americans have the highest rates of colon cancer among all ethnic groups. As an African-American gastroenterologist in New York City, this is an especially painful pill to swallow. There are ...

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