Welcome to the offices of Richard J. Kops, MD, FACG, FACP and Bayside Gastroenterology. Dr. Kops has been practicing Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology in Bayside since 1982. Most insurance plans, HMOs, and Medicare are accepted. New patients are welcomed.
Office hours are by appointment only. Call 718-225-1490. Appointments cannot be made by E-mail.
Monday 1 to 4 Thursday 9 to 2
Tuesday 9 to 1 Friday 3 to 5
Wednesday 1 to 8 Saturday 8:30 to 1 (every other)
Dr. Kops has full privileges in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at:
Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy are performed as an ambulatory procedure at Long Island Jewish Medical Center or North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. Gastroscopy may be done in the office setting in selected patients. Flexible sigmoidoscopy is done in the office. Gastroscopy involves the visual examination of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Colonoscopy is the visual examination of the large intestine (colon).
Men and women above the age of 50 should have yearly rectal exams and screening of stool for occult blood. Colonoscopy is the screening test of choice for colon polyps and cancer in men and women over 50.
Abdominal pain, change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, or weight loss should not be ignored.
Women should not forget their yearly gynecological examinations and mammograms.
Do not forget your Flu vaccination.