Patient on table. Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Canton-Potsdam Hospital

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Leaders in Digestive Health through Preventative Care.

Working to promote digestive health through preventative care, our Gastroenterology team screens for, manages, and treats a number of conditions related to the digestive tract and liver.

Home to the Gastroenterology team of Dr. Rajiv Shah, Dr. Luis Canales, a nurse practitioner specialist in gastroenterology, Linda Letham, NP, and a Phyisician Assistant specializing in gastroenterology, David Nevins, PA, as well as an award-winning Endoscopy Unit, named a 2015 Endoscopy United Recognition Program (EURP) Honoree by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

From treatment of conditions affecting the gastrointestinal organs, including gastrointestinal reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), ulcers, diverticular disease, Crohn's Disease, and colitis, to providing preventative screening for polyps and Colorectal Cancer, our team is committed to helping our patients maintain their digestive health through procedures ranging from endoscopic ultrasounds (performed in our Imaging Department) to several types of regular preventative screenings, including colonoscopies.

We maintain a commitment to excellence when it comes to our patients, and our diagnostic procedures and preventative screenings offer safety and quality that is close to home for North Country residents in St. Lawrence County and beyond.


Diagnosis & Screening

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What does quality healthcare mean to you?

To most patients and their families, it means adherence to the most rigorous, medically and scientifically verified standards available. We measure our processes against these standards, and we are dedicated to continuous improvement.

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