Working to promote digestive health through preventative care, our Gastroenterology team screens for, manages, and treats a number of conditions related to the digestive tract and liver.
Home to the Gastroenterology team of Dr. Chinyere Nwosu, Dr. Rajiv Shah, Dr. John H. Kim, Dr. Luis Canales, a nurse practitioner specialist in gastroenterology, Linda Letham, NP, and a Physician Assistant specializing in gastroenterology, David Nevins, PA, as well as an award-winning Endoscopy Unit, named a 2015 Endoscopy United Recognition Program (EURP) Honoree by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).
From treatment of conditions affecting the gastrointestinal organs, including gastrointestinal reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), ulcers, diverticular disease, Crohn's Disease, and colitis, to providing preventative screening for polyps and Colorectal Cancer, our team is committed to helping our patients maintain their digestive health through procedures ranging from endoscopic ultrasounds (performed in our Imaging Department) to several types of regular preventative screenings, including colonoscopies.
We maintain a commitment to excellence when it comes to our patients, and our diagnostic procedures and preventative screenings offer safety and quality that is close to home for North Country residents in St. Lawrence County and beyond.
Help Us Spread Prevention Awareness
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the U.S., with 140,000 Americans diagnosed annually. It’s also the most preventable form of cancer. To put its preventability in perspective, if everyone age 50 and up were to get screened regularly, 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer would be prevented, or 60% of the more than 50,000 lives it claims each year. That’s 30,000 people – mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, grandparents – that could potentially be saved, all because of one simple thing: regular screenings.