Colon Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States in both men and women. Over the past 15 years, the death rate from colorectal cancer has decreased. There are several reasons for this decrease. First, polyps are being found and removed before they turn cancerous. Secondly, ... [read more]


During a colonoscopy, a gastroenterologist uses a thin flexible tube with a light and tiny camera on one end (colonoscope) to look at the inside lining of your rectum and colon. The colon is the last part of your digestive tract. It is a hollow tube about 5 feet long that starts at the end of the small intestine and ends at the rectum and anus. D ... [read more]

Upper Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy is a procedure during which your gastroenterologist is able to see inside your upper digestive system including your esophagus, stomach, and the duodenum (first part of the small intestine). The procedure is done to look for the reason for swallowing difficulties, nausea, vomiting, reflux, bleeding, indigestion, abdominal pai ... [read more]

Direct Access Endoscopy

Direct access endoscopy is designed to allow healthy, age appropriate patients to undergo a routine colonoscopy or upper endoscopy at the Seaford Endoscopy Center without having a prior office visit with Dr. Mackler. You are eligible for direct access if you are having an endoscopy for routine screening or follow-up, you have no active gastrointest ... [read more]

Capsule Endoscopy of the Small Intestine

Capsule endoscopy is a procedure which allows the doctor to examine the lining of your small intestine. This part of your digestive tract cannot be reached by traditional upper endoscopy or lower endoscopy. The small bowel capsule is an indigestible camera, in a pill about the size of a large vitamin that you swallow. As the capsule travels through ... [read more]