Dr. Bhandari was born in Montreal, Canada. He was raised in Canada and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Honors from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He gained his medical degree from the University of Ottawa Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in Bronx, New York.

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  Zip Code 71220
  Address 616 South Washington St
  Phone Number (318) 283-2177

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The increased demand over the past decade for gastrointestinal endoscopy, particularly colonoscopy, has led to a greater use of open access scheduling models in gastroenterology practices. Open-access procedures help to increase the overall capacity of a gastroenterology practice. Eliminating pre-procedure office visits in selected patients provides an efficient means to meet the growing need for colorectal cancer screening and possibly other endoscopic services, such as screening for Barrett's esophagus.

A small bowel enteroscopy is a test performed to evaluate gastrointestinal bleeding, small bowel tumors, polyps, or other small bowel diseases. During the procedure, the physician uses a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope to examine the lining of your esophagus, stomach, duodenum (first portion of the small bowel) and jejunum (the middle portion of the small bowel). A small bowel enteroscopy may also be used to treat various conditions of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract, such as abnormal growths or bleeding.

AT 4:00PM: Start drinking Colyte and drink an 8oz glass every 30 minutes until of gallon complete. You should have of the gallon or (2)8oz glasses left to drink at 3:00a.m the morning of your test. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask the doctor, GI nurse, or the technician. BREAKFAST: 2 slices of WHITE bread (toast). May add honey (no jams, no seeds), or CEREAL (Special K, Corn Flakes) or INSTANT GRITS, EGGS or PLAIN YOGURT. SNACKS: Saltine crackers, apple sauce, ice cream, angel food cake, hard candy, jello, popsicles.

Screening tests help your doctor find polyps or cancer before you have symptoms. Finding and removing polyps may prevent colorectal cancer. Also, treatment for colorectal cancer is more likely to be effective when the disease is found early. Fecal occult blood test (FOBT): Sometimes cancers or polyps bleed, and the FOBT can detect tiny amounts of blood in the stool. If this test detects blood, other tests are needed to find the source of the blood. Benign conditions (such as hemorrhoids) also can cause blood in the stool.

PEG stands for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, a procedure in which a flexible feeding tube is placed through the abdominal wall and into the stomach. PEG allows nutrition, fluids and/or medications to be put directly into the stomach, bypassing the mouth and esophagus. This brochure will give you a basic understanding of the procedure - how it's performed, how it can help, and what side effects you might experience. Your doctor will use a lighted flexible tube called an endoscope to guide the creation of a small opening through the skin of the upper abdomen and directly into the stomach.

Cologuard is an easy to use, noninvasive colon cancer screening test based on the latest advances in stool DNA science. It can be used by men and women 50 years of age and older who are at average risk for colon cancer. Cologuard finds both cancer and precancer. The earlier colon cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat. In a large clinical study, Cologuard found more cancers and precancers than a leading fecal blood test (OC FIT-CHEK, Polymedco, Inc.). A stool sample is collected at home with a kit that is provided by Cologuard.

After careful medical assessment, your doctor has recommended that you have an upper GI endoscopy. During this procedure a flexible fiber optic tube (endoscope) is passed through the mouth and throat into the upper digestive tract. This procedure allows the doctor to examine the lining of the esophagus (food tube), stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine) and to identify any abnormalities. A needle for intravenous (IV) medicines will be placed in your arm vein prior to the procedure.