NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Gastroenterology Associates, L.L.P. (NYGA), welcomes Jay C. Desai, M.D. to its top-rated practice. Dr. Desai is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at New York University's Langone Medical Center where he recently completed his fellowship in gastroenterology.
Dr. Desai graduated with research honors from Tufts University School of Medicine and he has published in leading gastroenterology journals and presented at national medical conferences. He has a strong clinical interest in improving colorectal cancer screening techniques and supporting increased compliance.
"Jay is a wonderful addition to our team here at NYGA and we are fortunate that he's chosen to join us," said Neville Bamji, M.D., clinical instructor of medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital and gastroenterologist at NYGA. "Jay has the rare combination of an impressive research background and a patient-centric approach to practicing medicine. He is the perfect addition to our team."
Dr. Desai's research focuses on improving endoscopy performance and studying the effects of commonly prescribed medications in the gastrointestinal track. His work has been presented at Digestive Diseases Week (DDW) and he received "Poster of Distinction" recognition at DDW in 2013. He will also serve as a Digestive Disease Research Foundation Mentor in 2014.
"We're pleased to welcome Jay to our growing practice. He's a great complement to some of the other experts who have joined us recently, including Danielle Capalino, M.S.P.H. RD, a registered dietician nutritionist," said James Aisenberg, M.D., clinical professor of medicine at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and gastroenterologist at NYGA. "Now with admitting privileges at NYU and Mount Sinai as well as the recent opening of Yorkville Endoscopy, we're able to offer our patients an even broader spectrum of medical care."
NYGA strives to provide its patients with the highest quality gastroenterological care. All physicians and staff are carefully selected based on their exceptional clinical expertise as well as their commitment to thoughtful patient care.
NYGA continually develops and evaluates methods to improve patient experiences with colonoscopies, upper endoscopies and other GI procedures. NYGA's high colon polyp detection rates are consistently above the national average. NYGA's on-site pathology laboratory and dedicated pathologists enable expedited results (often within 24 hours) and close collaboration between the physicians and the pathologists results in optimal patient counsel.
NYGA welcomes patients to its primary office on the Manhattan's Upper East Side (311 East 79th Street, 2A) from Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. NYGA has also recently opened a satellite office in Westchester (2 Overhill Road, Scarsdale). Endoscopic procedures are performed at NYGA's Yorkville Endoscopy, a state-of-the-art facility on Manhattan's Upper East Side (201 E. 93rd Street).
NYGA physicians are consistently recognized as New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" and its facilities have been awarded full accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
NYGA physicians, pathologists and registered dietitian nutritionist are available for media interviews upon request.
SOURCE New York Gastroenterology Associates, L.L.P.