June: Men’s Health Month A Major Topic Across all Specialties

The shift from Celiac Awareness Month, a specific disease regulated to specialists such as gastroenterologists and dietitians, to Men’s Health Month, a much broader term, has arrived. We at GANJ have provided our patients this last month with facts, diets, and steps on how to cope with a gluten-intolerance. As the month of May drew […]

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Why is fiber so important? And is there such thing as too much?

An article recently ran on www.everydayhealth.com that proposed a question we all, from doctors to patients alike, wonder: If some fiber is essential, can too much pose a problem? We realize not many people tally up their fiber intake every day, as they should, to avoid constipation and other digestive issues. People don’t usually turn […]

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Helicobacter Pylori: To Treat or Not to Treat?

Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that only exists in the human stomach. Bacterial colonization of the digestive tract is considered not only healthy, but essential for survival. This is similar to the bacterial colonization that exists on our skin, which is also healthy and protective. However, about 25 years ago, a physician discovered a link […]

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GANJ: To Stent Placement and Beyond in the Name of Quality Care

As a comprehensive practice, Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ) is dedicated to learning the latest advancements in treatment to provide our patients the best possible care available for gastrointestinal conditions. That being said, we are pleased to announce that our own Dr. Matthew Grossman is trained in the AXIOS™ Electrocautery Enhanced System, and is […]

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Gastritis: A Confusing Diagnosis

When a patient enters the Emergency Room with upper abdominal pain or discomfort, the symptoms are often misdiagnosed as gastritis. However, gastritis rarely causes any symptoms at all, and it is even more uncommon that gastritis leads to abdominal pain. Most patients that are diagnosed with gastritis actually have functional abdominal pain, which is likely […]

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Vanguard Medical Group, a close partner with GANJ, receives CMS Award

One of GANJ’s closest referral groups, Vanguard Medical Group, was presented with the Comprehensive Primary Care Champion Award by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) at a national conference held in Baltimore, MD on May 5th. This award signifies Van Guard Medical excelled among 63 New Jersey practices participating in CMS’ Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) […]

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IBS Patients Can Benefit from New Pills that Sense Intestinal Gas

IBS patients may finally find some relief as an inaugural trial using “smart” pills to measure intestinal gas reaches favorable results. GANJ doctors, particularly Dr. Haleh Pazwash, have been keeping an eye on this trial as it points to a bright future in the fight against IBS. IBS, as we know from IBS Awareness Month, […]

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Dr. Matthew Grossman takes to TV to discuss the Innovative Gastric Balloon

As the video points out, obesity is much more than what we can see physically and needs to be taken much more seriously. Dr. Grossman, our advanced and therapeutic endoscopy specialist, took to the big screen recently to discuss this ongoing issue in America, why it is being treated incorrectly, and how the Gastric Balloon […]

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GANJ steps forward from the rest, now equipped in Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication

As of April 18, 2016, Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey is proud to announce that we are fully equipped and trained in Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication. We are the first practice in New Jersey to be equipped and certified in this procedure.  Dr. Shami and myself have completed the training course and animal labs required for certification […]

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Dr. Grossman Changes Primary Location

GANJ physician Dr. Matthew Grossman, a specialist in advanced and therapeutic endoscopy, has changed primary locations. Formally of 205 Browertown Road Suite 204 on a full time basis, Dr. Grossman has moved in with fellow GANJ Physician Dr. Haleh Pazwash. 1124 East Ridgewood Avenue Suite 203 in Ridgewood, NJ is his new address and 201-882-1080 […]

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