Cortland Regional Gastroenterology
Advanced Treatment for GI & Digestive Disorders
Cortland Regional Medical Center is proud to introduce our expert gastroenterology
team. Dr. Young Lee is board certified with advanced training in interventional
gastroenterology, and has over 15 years experience treating patients with
GI and digestive disorders. Dr. Adam Moskowitz joins Cortland Regional
with more than 13 years of experience treating hepatic and digestive diseases.
He completed post-graduate residency training in internal medicine and
advanced fellowship programs in gastroenterology.
Dr. Moskowitz and Dr. Lee offer full-time, on-site, outpatient care for
the following conditions:
- Celiac disease
- Heartburn (gastroesophageal reflux)
- Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis
They also perform a variety of related procedures, including:
- Endoscopic ultrasound
- flexible sigmoidoscopy
- liver biopsy
- upper GI endoscopy
New Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the US,
and the number of younger adults being diagnosed with it is on the rise.
That has prompted the American Cancer Society to update its screening
guidelines. ACS is now recommending that people at average risk of colon cancer
begin screenings at age 45. If you have a family history of colon cancer and certain types of polyps,
or a history of inflammatory bowel disease, you should be screened earlier
and more often. Now’s a great time to talk to your primary care
provider about your cancer risk, and to find out which routine screening
options are best for you.
It may take several months before Medicare guidelines and health insurance
companies to catch up with these new recommendations. Be sure to ask your
insurance carrier whether your tests are covered
before you schedule an appointment – or you could wind up paying those
costs out of pocket.