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By Bus and Train

B8: Take the B8 to 18th Avenue and Ocean Parkway.
Walk up the Service Road to end at 591 Ocean Parkway
(Between 18th and Ditmas Ave).
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F Train: Take the F train to 18th Avenue. 
Walk east 5-blocks towards Ocean Parkway.
Cross Ocean Parkway and turn left onto the service road.
Walk up the Service Road to end at 591 Ocean Parkway
(Between 18th and Ditmas Ave).
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B48: Take The B48 Bus To Nassau Ave/Manhattan Ave
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G Train: Take The G Train To Nassau Ave/Manhattan Ave
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Below you will find descriptions of the most common procedures we perform in our office and in the hospital.

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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy allows a doctor to look inside the entire large intestine. The procedure enables the physician to see things such as inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, and ulcers. It is most often used to look for precancerous polyps and early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum. It is also used to look for causes of unexplained changes in bowel habits and to evaluate symptoms like abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, and weight loss.

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EGD/Upper Endoscopy

Upper endoscopy enables the physician to look inside the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (first part of the small intestine). The procedure might be used to discover the reason for swallow ing difficulties, nausea, vomiting, reflux, bleeding, indigestion, abdominal pain, or chest pain. Upper endoscopy is also called EGD, which stands for esophagogastroduodenoscopy.

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Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule Endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the middle part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the three portions of the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileum). Your doctor will use a pill sized video capsule, which has its own lens and light source and will view the images on a video monitor.

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ERCP

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) enables the physician to diagnose problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. The liver is a large organ that, among other things, makes a liquid called bile that helps with digesti on. The gallbladder is a small, pear shaped organ that stores bile until it is needed for digestion.

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EUS/Endoscopic Ultrasound

EUS allows your doctor to examine the lining and the walls of your upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. The upper tract is the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. EUS provides your doctor more detailed pictures of your digestive tract anatomy. Your doctor can use EUS to diagnose the cause of conditions such as abdominal pain or abnormal weight loss.

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Liver Biopsy

In a liver biopsy (BYE-op-see), the physician examines a small piece of tissue from your liver for signs of damage or disease. A special needle is used to remove the tissue from the liver. The physician decides to do a liver biopsy after tests suggest that the liver does not work properly.

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Motility Testing (Esophagus, Stomach, Colo-rectal)

An esophageal motility study (EMS) or esophageal manometry is a test to assess motor function of the upper esophageal sphincter (UES), esophageal body and lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Often symptoms alone cannot be reliably used for accurate diagnosis of a motility disorder and tests are needed.

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Enteroscopy

Enteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the small intestine (small bowel), using a thin, flexible tube (endoscope) is inserted through the mouth and into the upper gastrointestinal tract. During a double-balloon enteroscopy, balloons attached to the endoscope can be inflated to allow your doctor to view a section of the small intestine.

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Ultrasound

Abdominal ultrasound is an type of imaging test. It is used to examine organs in the abdomen including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys. The blood vessels that lead to some of these organs can also be looked at with ultrasound. An abdominal ultrasound uses reflected sound waves to produce a picture of the organs and other structures in the upper abdomen.

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Ocean Parkway Location

William Erber, M.D. & Jonathan Erber, M.D.
591 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11218
Phone: 718. 972.8500
Fax: 718. 972.0064

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Nassau Ave Location

Jonathan Erber, M.D.
115 Nassau Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11222
Phone: 718. 972.8500
Fax: 718. 972.0064

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