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  • How do I schedule an appointment?
    You can call our office at 732-744-9090 to speak to one of our staff members who will get you scheduled for an appointment. Alternatively, you can click ‘Request Appointment’ at the top of the webpage which will direct you to an online form on our website. After submitting the form, one of our team members will contact you to schedule an appointment.
  • Why do I need to schedule an office visit before a procedure?
    A consultation with the physician is important prior to scheduling a procedure. During your office visit, the physician will go over your medical history including what medications you take and if you have any potential risk factors regarding the procedure. Further details including pre-procedure preparation will also be discussed and any questions pertaining to the procedure will be answered as well.
  • How can I get in touch with the physicians?
    Please call the office at 732-744-9090 and leave a message with one of our medical assistants. The physician will return your call as soon as they can but are often not able to answer phone calls immediately as they are doing procedures or seeing patients in the office.
  • What should I expect during my visit?
    During your office visit, you will initially be seen by one of your staff members who will check you in for your appointment. One of our medical assistants will then obtain your weight, check your vital signs, and review your current medications and allergies. and who will obtain some of your background medical history. You will then see Dr. Parikh or Dr. Baik who will create a care plan with you. If you need a procedure, this will not be on the same day as your office visit and will be scheduled for a later date.
  • What are colon polyps?
    Polyps are abnormal growths in the lining of the colon and are typically benign. They vary in size and some polyps can be as large as several inches in diameter. The gastroenterologist will look for polyps during your colonoscopy. Polyps are usually removed when they are seen and you will not experience any pain with this. It is important that polyps are removed to significantly reduce the likelihood of developing colorectal cancer in the future.
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