Welcome to Gastroenterology Specialists of Frederick, P.A. Our providers and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care in a pleasant, friendly atmosphere, while preserving the dignity of our patients, treating each with courtesy, respect, and compassion.
We are a group practice specializing in treatment of the digestive system which includes the esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon, bile ducts, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas. We generally treat patients 18 years of age and older.
Common problems frequently seen in consultation by our board-certified physicians include abdominal pain, abnormal liver tests, Barrett's esophagus, change in bowel habits, colorectal cancer screening, constipation, diarrhea, difficulty swallowing, diverticulosis, gi tract bleeding, heartburn, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), nausea and vomiting, ulcers and screening for gastric bypass. Areas of expertise include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and pancreatic and biliary disorders. We also offer the latest in gi technology, the Pill-Cam small bowel capsule endoscopy, to locate and aid in the detection of abnormalities of the small bowel.
Most of our procedures are performed in our endoscopy center, Court Endoscopy Center of Frederick, Inc. Court Endoscopy is a JHACO-accredited ambulatory surgery center, conveniently located in the same building as our office and is staffed by experienced gi nurses and technicians.
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your health care. We sincerely appreciate your choice of our physicians and staff.
For patients new to our practice, Patient Registration forms can be obtained and submitted to our office through our secure Patient Portal. Create an account by clicking on the portal to the right on the screen, or by clicking on the link. After completing the forms, please make sure to press the Submit button at the bottom of the screen so that the forms will be received by the office for your visit. If you are submitting forms before you have an appointment, please make sure to call the office to schedule an appointment time.
We have recently converted to electronic medical records. In addition to the forms in the Patient Portal, there is an additional form that is not currently in the portal which will need to be completed for your visit. This form is the Patient Interview Form and can be e-mailed to you. Please advise the staff to e-mail this document to you and bring the completed form with you to your appointment. You may also come in early to fill out the Patient Interview Form, if you prefer.
THE DOCTOR IS IN:
It is with pleasure that we welcome Dr. Biju Alex to our practice. Dr. Alex is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine, and Hospice and Pallative Care. Dr. Alex is accepting new patients. To learn more about Dr. Alex, look under the "Providers" tab.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
We are excited to offer our Direct Access Colonoscopy program to our patients. This program is a great fit for today's busy lifestyles. It is designed to minimize your time off of work by allowing an appropriate, healthy patient the opportunity of obtaining a Screening Colonoscopy without first coming in for an office consultation. You can save time AND a copayment! Review the details of the program under the Direct Colonoscopy tab to see if you qualify.
For patients of Dr. Leonard Kane:
Dr. Kane offers Saturday procedure days for colonoscopies and upper endoscopies once a month. Saturday procedure day for next month is March 22. Saturday scope day for April is April 26. No extra time needed off of work!
To learn more about the procedures we offer, visit our Services page. See the video links under EGD and Colonoscopy to find out what to expect when you schedule these procedures.