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We take Women’s GI Health Very Seriously and Here’s Why!

In July 2021 Dr Janice Jang joined our team of dedicated health care professionals who anchor our Women’s GI Health initiatives which includes Dr Viyada Sarabanchong, Dr Janice Jang, Ms. Debbie Caputo NP and Ms. Jennifer Poterbin NP.    They understand that women’s GI health is a subspecialty unto itself. Women may experience heartburn more …

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Dr Shino J. Prasandhan to Join the DDAR Professional Staff This July!

We are please to announce that Dr Prasandhan is completing his GI Fellowship at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY this June and comes to DDAR with wonderful references and a passion for his patients.  Dr Prasandhan is excited about coming home to Rockland County to practice medicine.  He is a lifelong Rockland …

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May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month

Celiac Disease affects about 1% of the general population.  This means that millions of people suffer from this disease that is triggered by consuming gluten.  The challenging part is only 5% of  these individuals with Celiac Disease know they have it.  It is very important for people to recognize the symptoms of Celiac Disease which …

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Did You Know…45 is the New 50 for Colon Cancer Screening & Prevention

Age 45 is now recommended as the time to start screening for colorectal cancer among all average risk adults according to the new guidelines from the American College of Gastroenterology.  This is an important change from earlier guideline that used to recommend starting at age 50 for most people. Now 45 is the new 50 …

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Dr Janice Jang to Join the DDAR Professional Staff in July 2021

We are pleased to announce that Dr Janice Jang will be joining our professional staff in July 2021. Dr Jang will be completing her fellowship in Gastroenterology at NYU Langone Health in June 2021. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT in Cambridge MA (June 2010 Graduate) and her Medical Doctorate from NYU …

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth What is SIBO? Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a chronic bacterial infection of the small intestine.  The infection is of bacteria that normally live in the gastrointestinal tract but have abnormally overgrown in a location not meant for so many bacteria. The Problem The bacteria interfere with our normal digestion …

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What IBD patients should know about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following is reprinted from the CCFA March 11, 2020 email blast to their provider network. We understand that there’s a lot of information in the news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and you may be concerned. The CCFA Foundation is available to help you make sense of the information and take the precautions recommended by …

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Update on Ranitidine/Zantac

As you may have read, the FDA recently released a warning regarding Ranitidine a medication frequently used for heartburn.  They reported that they found low levels of a carcinogenic impurity called NDMA (N-nitodimetylamine) in some ranitidine medications including the brand name version, Zantac.  Recently, this same impurity was found in other blood pressure medications that …

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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month May has been designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in concert with all public and private healthcare providers, are working to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging at risk populations to get tested. Hepatitis means inflammation of …

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