Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency in Internal Medicine: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship in Gastroenterology: New York Methodist Hospital and The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Gastroenterologists treat diseases of the esophagus, stomach, bowel, liver, and gallbladder. They also screen for colorectal cancer.
Dr. Kurz specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of common and important digestive conditions including colon cancer and polyp screening, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, anorectal disorders and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. He is skilled in the full management of heartburn, peptic ulcers, pancreatitis, hepatitis and other liver and gallbladder disorders. He performs gastrointestinal procedures and interventions including colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, hemorrhoid ligation, endoscopic cholangiopancreatography, and capsule endoscopy. He has authored multiple abstracts that have been presented at national meetings and has been on the faculty at a teaching hospital in NYC where he lectured, supervised, and taught medical students, residents and gastroenterology trainees.
Dr. Kurz believes that screening for colon cancer is extremely important because diagnosing cancer at its earliest stages is key to achieving a good outcome. It’s been proven that colonoscopies can help find cancer when it’s most treatable. Since colon cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., an initial colonoscopy is recommended for men and women at 50 years old.
To make an appointment with Dr. Kurz, please call: 201-986-1881