Edward Lebovics, M.D.
Upham Professor of Gastroenterology
Director, Sarah C. Upham Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatobiliary Diseases
New York Medical College
Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases
Westchester Medical Center
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases is composed of experts who are board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, employing the most sophisticated and cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic technologies available. Besides standard procedures such as upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, many tertiary services are offered at their facilities in Westchester Medical Center that are not widely available elsewhere.
Endoscopic ultrasound has revolutionized cancer diagnosis and staging and has now entered a therapeutic era with pseudo cyst drainage and celiac nerve block. Complex biliary and pancreatic endoscopy cases, such as those requiring lithotripsy, ampullectomy, or Spyglass cholangioscopy, are referred to this unit. The GI Motility Center provides high resolution esophageal, anorectal and sphincter of Oddi manometric studies as well as esophageal impedance and pH studies essential for evaluating patients with refractory reflux symptoms. Other advanced technologies include BARRx radiofrequency ablation of Barrett’s esophagus, capsule endoscopy of the small intestine, placement of the Enterra gastric pacemaker for gastroparesis, and endoscopic mucosal resection of neoplasms. Management of inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are another major focus.
The division is also the medical arm of the Westchester Medical Center Liver Transplantation Program and has been at the forefront of investigational trials for hepatitis C and other liver conditions.
Selection for the Fellowship Training Program in Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases is competitive. Fellows rotate through Westchester Medical Center and our affiliate site Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center in the Bronx, NY. The strong faculty, rich clinical environment, and varied patient populations provide for superior clinical training.
Edward Lebovics, M.D., has been division director at New York Medical College and chief at Westchester Medical Center since 1997.