Atlantic Gastroenterology Associates (AGA) is on the cutting edge of gastrointestinal diagnosis and treatment. Established in 1979 as a small southern New Jersey practice, AGA has flourished to become the largest and most sophisticated gastrointestinal treatment center in three counties. The skilled and compassionate patient care found at AGA is enhanced by breakthrough diagnostic tools that use miniaturized technology to make diagnosing GI conditions more accurate and comprehensive—yet less invasive—than ever before.
Board certified and nationally recognized gastroenterologists, nurse practitioners and over 40 support personnel care for more than 5,000 patients each year. These patients benefit from a practice that historically is the first in the area to use the latest and best technology including:
- Celiac Diagnostic Center - AGA houses the first Celiac Diagnostic Center in the region, designed to provide advanced diagnostic approaches for patients with digestive symptoms that might suggest celiac disease.
- Hepatitis Treatment Center - AGA's Hepatitis Treatment Center provides chronic Hepatitis B and C patients with excellence in patient care through its experienced, compassionate medical team and their commitment to ongoing research into improved treatments.
- Crohn's and Colitis Treatment Center - AGA brings more than 30 years of state-of-the-art care to their Crohn's & Colitis Treatment Center. "With an emphasis on advanced treatment, we are committed to putting these diseases into remission," explained AGA founder, Barry Kaufman. M.D. "We believe our physicians' experience with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients makes all the difference when it comes to successful treatment."
- SmartPill - A device that, when swallowed, provides information about stomach emptying and bowel motility disorders associated with constipation and diarrhea. AGA is the first in the area to use the SmartPill.
- Restech - Only available at AGA, Restech is a device used to evaluate upper and lower respiratory symptoms that may be related to acid reflux.
- On-site Pathology Lab - AGA’s on-site pathologist and pathology lab provide advanced processing and interpretation of tissue specimens obtained during gastrointestinal procedures.
- Clinical Trials - AGA Clinical Research Associates provides patients with access to studies of new and emerging treatments for gastrointestinal disorders including Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and Hepatitis C.
- PillCam SB - Not much larger than a vitamin pill, this ingestible imaging capsule travels through the small intestine and records areas not visible with any other diagnostic tool. It is the standard of care for detecting small bowel abnormalities.
- PillCam ESO 2 - Similar to the PillCam SB, the Pillcam ESO 2 travels through the esophagus capturing 14 images per second within the few minutes it’s there. The procedure takes 15 minutes to complete, then images are downloaded and reviewed by our physicians.
- The Bravo System - A capsule about the size of a Pez candy is temporarily attached to the wall of the esophagus to measure the pH (acid) levels. The Bravo System is the world’s first catheter-free pH test and provides a more tolerable and convenient way to evaluate heartburn and other reflux symptoms.