BronxCare Health System

Dr. Bhavna Balar, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, performing colonoscopy.



The Division of Gastroenterology is providing the community with excellent clinical care in addressing gastrointestinal and liver diseases. An Endoscopic Center, staffed by eight board certified faculty members, performed more than 9,000 procedures in 2015. Advanced endoscopic procedures, including ERCP, EUS, capsule endoscopy, balloon enteroscopy, and high-resolution manometry, and anoscopy are available.

“We perform lifesaving endoscopic procedures and take pride in being a major center for preventing and detecting colorectal cancer at an early stage."

Dr. Bhavna Balar, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology

Dr. Balar and her team, in conjunction with the Department of Surgery, are also actively involved in an important cancer prevention and treatment initiative, through a new Center for Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Health.