Best Fibroscan Gastroenterologist Doctor NYC
Our Staten Island, Bronx, or Brooklyn based Capsule Endoscopy specialists can schedule and perform your Fibroscan procedure at one of our Triborough GI clinics.
One of our board-certified GI doctors will guide you through the Fibroscan procedure and provide you with all the information you need prior to having the procedure.
For more information on Fibroscan or to schedule an appointment at our Brooklyn, Staten Island or Bronx office, please call (718) 332-0600 today!
WHAT IS A FIBROSCAN
A FibroScan is a non-invasive device used to measure the extent of fibrosis or scarring of your liver. Using ultrasound technology, a FibroScan can be used by your Triborough GI gastroenterologist to avoid doing a liver biopsy.
WHY YOU MAY NEED A FIBROSCAN
A FibroScan may be recommended if you have one of the following conditions:
- Alcoholic Liver Disease
- Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
- Hepatitis B or D
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Hemochromatosis and other genetic diseases
Being that a FibroScan is noninvasive, preparation for this test is simple. No food or liquids of any kind can be ingested for 3 hours prior to your test. You will also be asked to wear loose clothing that would not interfere with the test.
THE FIBROSCAN PROCEDURE
During this procedure you will be asked to lie down on your back with your right arm raised above your head. A water-based gel will be applied to your skin and a non-invasive probe will be placed over your liver. You may feel some vibrations on your skin as the probe sends out ultrasound waves.
RECOVERY FROM A FIBROSCAN
As the FibroScan is a non-invasive procedure, recovery time is unnecessary. As soon as the test is concluded, you will be discharged without any restrictions. Results of the FibroScan are typically available after one to two weeks.
Triborough GI has the top NYC gastroenterologists in Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx. Our doctors provide only the most specialized and extensive care. Our motto is that the patient’s care comes first! Highly reputable and top rated in NYC, our gastroenterologists will thoroughly examine, diagnose and treat you in any way they can.
Schedule an appointment at (718) 332-0600 today with one of our Triborough GI doctors at our Brooklyn, Staten Island or Bronx locations for any questions or concerns you haver regarding your Fibroscan procedure.