Standing O gives a big welcome to Dr. Sam Serouya, a gastroenterologist who recently joined the medical staff at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn.
Serouya specializes in advanced therapeutic endoscopy — which allows direct evaluation of the gastrointestinal tract and non-invasive treatment of digestive disorders and diseases. He is proficient in using state-of-the-art tools and performing leading-edge endoscopic procedures to detect and treat precancerous and cancerous growths.
He joins a highly trained team of gastroenterologists headed by Dr. Adam J. Goodman, chief of gastroenterology and director of endoscopy and quality in the Department of Medicine. The team works collaboratively with surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, and a variety of disease specialists to provide patients with innovative minimally invasive approaches to treatment.
NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn offers the latest generation of technologies for upper and lower endoscopy, including colonoscopy, of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, and intestines, as well as nearby organs like the liver, pancreas, and bile duct. Advanced endoscopy includes endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and a wide range of endoscopic surgical procedures.
“These technologies provide a detailed image of the lining and walls of the digestive tract, as well as surrounding tissues, and these procedures allow direct evaluation and innovative treatment of digestive problems,” says Serouya. “Advanced endoscopy is a cutting-edge field that is constantly expanding to provide more and more modalities for the diagnosis and treatment of both benign and malignant conditions.”
A stellar student, Serouya graduated summa cum laude and earned Phi Beta Kappa honors as a pre-med undergraduate at Tufts University in Boston. He completed his medical education at NYU School of Medicine, followed by an internship and residency in internal medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Additionally, he completed a three-year gastroenterology fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and a one-year advanced endoscopy fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center.
Serouya cautions that certain symptoms should not be ignored, including yellowing of the eyes or skin; abdominal pain, weight loss, blood with vomiting or defecation, pain with swallowing, or a sense of bloating.
Any of these conditions should be brought to the attention of a primary care provider who can make a referral to a specialist in gastroenterology.
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