Our trusted team delivers the most accurate screening results and provides
a full range of interventions designed to return you to health as promptly
and painlessly as possible. From colon cancer screening, to chronic heartburn,
to care of liver and pancreative disease, our gastroenterologists and
general surgeons provide relief for patients suffering digestive ailments
and conditions of the digestive tract.
Physician referrals are required for any screening services. If you don't
have a Gastroenterologist, find a Huntington Hospital Gastroenterologist
by visiting our
Physician Directory or calling our Physician Referral line (800) 903-9233.
A note from Richard Nickowitz, MD, medical director, gastroenterology
“In the gastroenterology department at Huntington Hospital, our dedicated
group of physicians, nurses, technicians and support staff use state-of-the-art
equipment to deliver outstanding quality gastrointestinal care. At Huntington
Hospital, your health and safety are our primary concern.” –
Richard Nickowitz, MD, medical director, gastroenterology
Richard Nickowitz, MD is the medical director of the gastroenterology department, as well as
an active member of the teaching faculty at the hospital. His areas of
interest include inflammatory bowel disease, biliary tract disease, liver
disease and endoscopy. He is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Nickowitz studied at Yale University and Cornell University Medical
College. He followed with an Internal Medicine Residency at The New York
Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, and completed his combined Fellowship
in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Nickowitz
has been on the medical staff at Huntington Hospital since 1993 and is
ABIM (re)certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
Maintaining G.I. Health
Recent studies have focused on the connection between healthy guy bacteria
and overall wellness. Huntington Hospital Clinical Dietition Crystal Kwan,
MPH shares tips for incorporating probiotics and prebiotics into your
diet to encourage the right bacteria in your system. A beneficial balance
can help keep your GI tract healthy and protect against harmful microorganisms.
Read Crystal Kwan's article here.