GANJ’s Endoscopy Center Recognized as a EURP Honoree

The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has recognized Gastroenterology Diagnostics of Northern NJ, PA (GED Center) as an honoree in their Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program (EURP). In this program, endoscopy centers are recognized for their dedication to high-quality, safe patient care.  ASGE issued a statement to GANJ with the following, “We understand the work it takes to deliver quality …

GANJ by the Numbers

When the nine founding physicians formed Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ) in 2008, they envisioned a group so large, so unique and so cohesive that a patient seeking gastrointestinal (GI) help would need to look no further. They envisioned that among the different physicians would lie subspecialties, decades of combined experience and knowledge that could be shared amongst the …

Dr. Shami Receives Top Doctor Distinction for the Second Year in a Row

Dr. Joseph Shami has been named Top Doctor by NJ Top Docs for the second consecutive year as of October 1, 2017. The award—which takes into account experience, training, membership in professional associations and board certifications—is reserved for New Jersey’s top doctors in their field of expertise.  Dr. Shami will also have a spot reserved in the next edition of …

Advanced Therapeutic Gastroenterology: Minimally Invasive Procedures within GANJ

The term “under the knife” may never be spoken again in a Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ) office if Dr. Matthew Grossman has anything to say about it. Dr. Grossman performs what is known as advanced therapeutic gastroenterology, which opens the door and allows non-surgical options for patients who have for 50 years or more go for surgery. The number one …

GANJ Steps Ahead of the Rest With Participation in GIQuIC

We are proud to announce that our physicians have joined a national data registry to track and document the quality of a colonoscopy, a medical examination of the digestive tract. Under this new registry, our physicians can grade their endoscopic performance and compare it to their peers on a local, regional or national scale. The GI Quality Improvement Consortium, Ltd. (GIQuIC) …

Thought Leadership: The Fuel That Propels GANJ

Here at Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ), we don’t like to just think of ourselves as thought leaders: We like to prove it. Since the inception of our practice in 2008, we’ve always strived to be one step ahead. Our nine founding physicians—many still with us today—set the ground work for a culture that puts the patient first before …

The Impact of Ethnicity in Digestive Diseases

Is it possible some gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are hereditary and tied to your ethnicity? Let’s take a look: Historical graphs and analysis on the Gi Health Foundation website show that only as far back as 40 years ago, it was believed that Caucasians—especially northern European ancestry—were most prone to Crohn’s disease. It was also believed to be uncommon in African …

What Your Stool Says About Your Gut Health

What you find in the privacy of your bathroom may be telling you a story about the health of your digestive tract. The color and shape of your stool can be a way for your physician to know that something may be wrong with your digestive system. However, since bringing in a stool sample isn’t always an option, the Bristol …