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Services Offered

Dr. Pullano specializes in diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, pancreas and gall bladder. He emphasizes proper screening using upper endoscopy and colonoscopy for the diagnosis and prevention of gastrointestinal cancer.

More generally, upper endoscopy and colonoscopy are used to diagnose the following medical conditions:

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Ulcer disease
Mal-absorption disorder
Bacterial infection (H-Pylori)
GI Bleeding/Anemia
Crohn's disease
Ulcerative colitis
Irritable bowel (IBS)
Colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer

Statistics

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the US. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 153,750 new cases and 49,920 deaths are expected in 2009. About 72% of cases arise in the colon and about 28% in the rectum.