Enjoy Peace of Mind This Holiday Season and Get Screened Today! 

The dog days of summer are over and the cold is upon us. As the calendar year comes to an end, we tend to take a look back at what we completed throughout the year (or didn’t). That said, what’s one thing almost everyone 50 and up puts off until the end, only to regret not completing? If you said …

Antifungals and Probiotics Lead the Way in IBD Treatments

A study published in the journal Digestive and Liver Disease in early October has shed light on what gastrointestinal (GI) doctors around the country—and at Gastrointestinal Associates of New Jersey (GANJ) particularly—have been advocating: natural treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD is a long-term illness that occurs when the immune system wrongly attacks the cells of the digestive tract, …

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Gastritis: Debunking the Myths

One of the top reasons for office visits is more often than not a self-diagnosed condition known as gastritis. The word almost diagnoses itself, right? You’re feeling discomfort, gas, bloating and cramps. Has to be gastritis, doesn’t it? False. In fact, gastritis is one of the most misconceived of all the GI conditions. Contrary to popular belief, gastritis has a …

Digestion: How Long Does It Take and What Factors Influence It?

There is no simple answer to this question. Digestion varies among individuals greatly. A healthy male and healthy female, for example, will digest at slightly different rates. Age also plays a major factor in the time of digestion. For argument’s sake, it is generally believed to take six to eight hours for food to pass through your stomach and small intestine. …

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 …