GI Specialists close to home providing exceptional care to your digestive health!
How to become a patient
We are currently accepting new patients who require diagnosis, screening, or treatment related to all gastroenterology conditions. Give us a call at 315-361-2385 or request an appointment using our online tool and one of our dedicated team members will be in touch with you to set up a visit.
Where we’re located
Oneida Health GI Specialists is located at 301 Genesee Street: Suite A, in Oneida. Parking is free and conveniently located. Handicap accessible.
Dr. Uzma Abbasi, Dr. Rahsaan Friend, and our highly experienced staff provide the latest in gastro procedures, testing, and treatment with the highest of standards for patient safety and care. We are passionate about bringing you better digestive health–for a better life. In a newly renovated office, we offer some of the best state-of-the-art technology in the region to diagnose and treat your digestive problems. We provide advice to help you stay healthy, and our competent and compassionate staff are committed to providing each patient with an exceptional experience.
Uzma Abbasi, MD
Rahsaan Friend, DO, MBS
Why Oneida Health?
Close to home, a circle of care, convenient-free parking, newly renovated building with state-of-the-art technology and comfort.
Our mission is simple. To provide patients care focused on the highest level of safety and a satisfying experience. We are here to help patients create treatment plans built around them. Our highly experienced team will provide quality, state-of-the-art care for you across a full range of digestive disease related conditions with exceptional care.
The Digestive System is complex and plays an integral component in your overall health. You can expect a strong focus on screenings and wellness, advanced diagnostics, and an experienced treatment team as a patient at our center. As a member of Oneida Health’s Circle of Care network, patients at GI Specialists will benefit by having seamless access to a specialized team who can treat a broad spectrum of digestive condtions. From our nationally awarded hospital for endoscopic treatment to oncology services in Oneida through our affiliated programs with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, we offer a continuum of care second to none for GI related conditions to our patients.
Commonly Treated Conditions
We diagnose and treat patients for all types of gastroenterology related conditions, from abdominal pain, pancreatic and bile duct diseases, gastrointestinal cancers, liver disorders to esophageal treatment. The following are some of the things we treat:
- Abdominal Pain
- Anorectal Conditions
- Barrett’s Esophagus
- Celiac Disease
- Chronic Diarrhea
- Chronic Liver Disease
- Colon & Colorectal Cancer
- Crohn’s Disease
- Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
- Diverticular Disease
- Esophageal Cancer
- Esophageal Diseases
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Gastrointestinal Cancers
- Heartburn, Acid Reflux & GERD
- Hepatitis B & Hepatitis C
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Liver Diseases & Liver Cancer
- Liver Transplant
- Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD)
- Pelvic Floor Disorders
- Ulcerative Colitis
We welcome the opportunity to provide a second opinion for anyone concerned with their GI diagnosis or care.
Procedures We Provide
The following are some of the more common procedures we provide:
- Bravo Capsule
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Colonoscopy with Polyp Removal
- EGD Dilation
- Esophageal Manometry
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- PEG (Gastrostomy Feeding Tube)
- Upper Endoscopy
- Urea Breath Test (UBT)
What is a Gastroenterologist?
A Gastroenterologist is a physician with dedicated training management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.
What is Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. It involves a detailed understanding of the normal action (physiology) of the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine (motility), the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ. It includes common and important conditions such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. In essence, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs is part of the study of Gastroenterology.
Do You Accept My Insurance?
- Champus/Tricare (excludes Tricare Prime)
- Veterans Choice Program
Health Care Exchange and Commercial Plans:
Medicaid Managed Care Plans:
- Total Care
- County of Madison
- Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc
- Madison County Jail
- Wexford Health Sources, Inc
Medicare Managed Care Plans:
UHC PPO, HMO, POS Plans:
- HealthNow New York Inc.
- MultiPlan/PHCS (excludes ValuePoint)
Don’t see your insurance listed? Feel free to give us a call at 315-361-2385 and we would be happy to check for you.