Many Baby Boomers Do Not Know They Have Hepatitis C Until Liver Deteriorates

Scott Kraus Reporter Of The Morning Call High cost of medications, in U.S., slows Hepatitis cure Three years ago, the outlook changed dramatically for patients with hepatitis C. Until 2014, a hepatitis C diagnosis meant a slow decline into cirrhosis, possibly liver cancer. There was a treatment — a six to 18-month regimen of weekly interferon injections […]

Tour De Tush!

Do you or someone you know enjoy riding your bike?   Do you know someone who has been effected by colon cancer?  Or do you just love to support a good cause? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, join EPGI on June 8th, 2019 for Tour De Tush!  Tour De Tush is [...]

Go Red for Women!

  Friday February 3rd is National Wear Red Day!  Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.  By wearing red on February 3rd you are promoting important research and supporting those women and their families who are effected by the disease.  Here at EPGI we are proud to […]

Congratulations to Dr. Shashin Shah

  EPGI would like to congratulate Dr. Shashin Shah on his recent acceptance as a Fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).  The designation of Fellow signifies that Dr. Shah has made significant contributions to the field of endoscopy.

Infusion Services – Expanded Hours

Effective December 2016 we are pleased to offer expanded hours for our infusion center!  If you’re currently infused at our office or at an offsite location and you’re interested in hearing about our expanded hours, please call our office today! For additional information about infusion services offered at our Allentown office, please follow the link […]

5 Colon Cancer Symptoms To Pay Attention To

Cornell University college president Elizabeth Garrett, the first female to ever hold that title, died of colon cancer this past March. She was just 52. “It is with utmost sadness that I write to inform you that our president, colleague, and friend, Elizabeth Garrett, passed away late last evening after a brave battle with colon […]

2016 Lehigh Valley Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk

Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers in the United States. In 2016, pancreatic cancer moved from the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, to the third, surpassing breast cancer. The 2016 Lehigh Valley Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk is hosted by the Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest private supporter […]

Dr. Shnitser Receives Pennsylvania Medical Society Award

  We are pleased to announce that Eastern Pennsylvania Gastroenterology and Liver Specialists physician, Dr. Anastasia Shnitser, was recently awarded the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Physician 40 Under 40 Award, an award to honor early career physician leaders.  Congratulations to Dr. Shnitser on receiving this honor!

Team EPGI Raises Awareness of Colon Cancer

Congratulations to “Team EPGI” who successfully completed a 30 and 60 mile bike ride during “Tour de Tush” to raise awareness of colon cancer!  The event was the 2nd annual “Tour de Tush” event in Allentown and is held in conjunction with the Colon Cancer Coalition. The funds raised, which totaled almost $30,000, will stay […]

Importance of Hepatitis C Screening in Baby Boomers

Be sure to check out, “Boomers a Prime Group to be Tested for Hepatitis C”, an article regarding the importance of Hepatitis C screening in the baby boomer population, which features EPGI physician, Adam Peyton, DO.  The article was recently featured on LVB.com. Boomers a prime group to be tested for hepatitis C By MELINDA […]