1912 State Route 35, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Rajiv Uppal MD Gastroenterologist Oakhurst NJ
Dr. Rajiv Uppal is one of the founding partners of Monmouth Gastroenterology and has been practicing in Monmouth County since September 1991. Dr. Uppal is Board Certified in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.
Dr.Uppal has special interest and expertise in treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis), treatment of teenage children and non- surgical treatment of hemorrhoids. Dr. Uppal performs Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP, esophageal dilatation and more advanced endoscopic procedures including radio frequency ablation of Barrett’s epithelium.
- Colon Cancer Screening
- EGD And EGD With Dilitation
- Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
- Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy
- 48 HR Bravo PH Study
- Hemorrhoid Treatments (IRC And Banding)
- Esophageal Manometry/Motility
- Anal Manometry
- Barretts Treatment
- Remicaid Infusions
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Dr. Uppal earned a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery at Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India. He is residency trained in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and he completed his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Bronx VA Hospital.
Dr. Uppal has published several original research articles during his career. These include Helicobacter pylori, gastritis, alcoholic and non-alcoholic diseases, and pancreatitis.
Licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey and New York, Dr. Uppal is affiliated with Advanced Endoscopy and Surgical Center in Eatontown NJ. He is a member of AGA, ACG, and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Monmouth Medical Center –Long Branch
- Jersey Shore University Medical Center – Neptune
Monmouth Gastroenterology/ A Division of Allied Digestive Health participates with most major insurance companies.
WHAT IS ULCERATIVE COLITIS?
Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon. Ulcers form where inflammation has killed the cells that usually line the colon, then bleed and produce pus. Inflammation in the colon also causes the colon to empty frequently, causing diarrhea.
When the inflammation occurs in the rectum and lower part of the colon it is called ulcerative proctitis. If the entire colon is affected it is called pancolitis. If only the left side of the colon is affected it is called limited or distal colitis.