“Endoscopy for gastrointestinal procedures only came into use about 10 years ago,” Mukul Arya, M.D.,
explains. “Where in the past a major surgery would have been required, we can now use a small fiber-optic viewer for early cancer detection or the removal of benign tumors.”

Meet Mukul Arya, M.D., Gastroenterologist, Director of Advanced Endoscopy at NYM.

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The Institute for Digestive and Liver Disorders

Digestive and Liver Disorders

New York Methodist Hospital's Institute for Digestive and Liver Disorders brings together a unique group of specialists and state-of-the-art medical services to provide a coordinated, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of digestive and liver conditions.

The Institute's group of physician specialists includes gastroenterologists (doctors who specialize in digestive disorders), hepatologists (doctors who specialize in liver diseases), surgeons, robotic-assisted and laparoscopic (minimally-invasive) surgeons, gastrointestinal (digestive) radiologists, medical and radiation oncologists, and pathologists. Nutritionists and psychologists are also valuable members of the team.

NYM digestive and liver doctors are actively involved in various clinical research projects and our group of physicians has published in national journals and presented studies at national conferences. Currently, we are working on a variety of projects that examine ways to improve patient care, prevent disease, and promote digestive and liver health.

Referrals to our specialists or to digestive and liver programs and services available at the Hospital can be made through a patient's primary care physician or can be requested through the Institute's physician referral service.

Find a physician affiliated with the Institute for Digestive and Liver Disorders or call 866.DIGEST1 (866-344-3781).

Download the Institute's brochure or request that a brochure be mailed to you.

Find information about our research on digestive and liver disorders.

To request educational speakers or other community participation from NYM relating to the Institute for Digestive and Liver Disorders, or for more information, please visit the relevant Community Education and Programs pages and then contact the Department of Public Affairs with your request or inquiry.

Digestive and Liver Disorders Programs

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, only behind breast cancer, prostate

Gallbladder Disease

The gallbladder is a small organ located near the liver. It helps in fat digestion and storage of bile, which

Liver Disease Center

The NYM Center for Liver Diseases provides excellence in the evaluation, treatment and management

GERD (Heartburn)

Over 44 percent of all adults in the United States (61 million people) experience an uncomfortable, burning

Pediatric Gastroenterology

The pediatric gastroenterology program at NYM offers treatment of bowel and liver disorders in children.


Ulcers are sores along the lining of the stomach or duodenum.

Other Digestive and Liver Disorders Services


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Celiac Disease

Celiac disease (also called sprue) is an autoimmune condition characterized by gluten
intolerance. MORE


Hemorrhoids are a common medical problem. There are two types of hemorrhoids: internal and external. MORE

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