Open Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm in Amsterdam with Gloversville appointments available
St. Mary's Gastroenterology Health Center provides the highest quality gastrointestinal medical care. Gastroenterology focuses on diagnosing and treating digestive symptoms and diseases. This may include disorders that affect the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas and gallbladder. Certification in this subspecialty involves 2-3 years of additional medical training and testing specifically dealing with these types of diseases.
Michael J. Finnegan, MDis a Board Certified Gastroenterologist. He specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of gastrointestinal tract in men and women 18 years and older, with extensive training in inflammatory bowel disease, as well as esophageal motility and esophageal pH testing. Dr. Finnegan is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Gary Sinensky, MD is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Sinensky brings to the St. Mary’s network, more than 30 years of experience in private practice and his work as Chief of Gastroenterology at Hoboken University Hospital. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology.
Zain Syed, MD is Board Certified in Gastroenterology. Dr. Syed brings more than 20 years of experience and his work as Chief of Gastroenterology at Ellis Hospital. He is also a faculty member of Albany Medical College.
Jay Zimmerman, MD graduated from Cornell University Medical College. He continued training in Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital, and was chosen to be and served an additional year as Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Zimmerman went on to do further training in Gastroenterology at Cornell University Medical Center, with rotations at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as well as Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. For the past 13 years, he has been practicing clinical Gastroenterology in the state of Connecticut and officially joined St. Mary’s Hospital in October of 2015.
All doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating issues associated with gastric reflux disease (heart burn),stomach ulcers, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, difficulty swallowing and many other problems associated with the upper and lower intestinal tract. The Health Center also offers screening colonoscopies for patients with a family history of Colon Cancer or for patients over 50 years of age. Colonoscopies (lower intestinal tract) and Gastroscopies (upper intestinal tract) are performed in St. Mary's Healthcare out-patient department, where they use a lighted scope with a camera to view the intestinal tract and help to diagnose symptoms and treat their causes.
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If you need a referral to a gastroenterologist, ask your primary care physician or call St. Mary’s Gastroenterology Health Center directly at (518) 843-1240.