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

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: 

bulletLong Island Jewish Medical Center  
bulletNorth Shore University Hospital in Manhasset



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). 


Health Alert

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. 

Important Links:

National Institutes of Health                      

United States Government Healthfinder        American Liver Foundation

Irritable Bowel Syndrome                            American College of Gastroenterology

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America  American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy        

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada   American Gastroenterological Association

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)   Society of Gastroenterology Nurses                                

Celiac-Sprue Disease                                  Helicobacter pylori (Bacteria that causes ulcers)

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