A Long Island native, Dr. Frederick Gandolfo graduated with a BS in biology from Fordham University in Bronx, NY.  He attended SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine.  He completed internal medicine residency training at New York University.  He continued at NYU for gastroenterology fellowship and was awarded fellow of the year.  Dr. Gandolfo is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

After practicing in a large group for several years, Dr. Gandolfo decided to go solo in 2018 and started his own practice, Precision Digestive Care, located in Huntington, NY.

Dr. Gandolfo lives in Long Island with his wife and two children. Most of his time outside of medicine revolves happily around doing dad stuff, but he is also an amateur photographer, fitness enthusiast, frustrated writer, and empiricist at heart.

Posts by Frederick Gandolfo, MD

Speaking in codes

“Hi, it’s Dr. Smith…are you taking consults today?” the voice on the other side of my short-range hospital phone said.  I recognized the callers name as one of the new hospital doctors, known as hospitalists. “Of course,” I said, “what have you got?” I guess some groups have a specific doctor for the day “take”  … Read more

Flat polyps, or the importance of a good bowel prep.

This is a flat polyp. It’s about the size of a dime or so. This was found on a routine colonoscopy in the ascending colon. The patient had an excellent bowel prep. Colonoscopy has been shown to prevent colon cancer by detecting and removing polyps which are known to be precancerous (known as adenomatous polyps).  … Read more

There is nothing to gain by not telling your doctor the truth

I believe in transparency and open communication. I tell my patients the truth and expect the same in return. The truth seems to have a way of coming out eventually anyway. Establishing a complete and accurate history early on in our relationship will lead to less unnecessary testing, less office visits, and far less uncertainty.  … Read more

Infected endoscopes and CRE…what you need to know.

There have been a lot of reports surfacing recently regarding strange infections associated with endoscopy. At the time of publication of this article, there have been about 135 confirmed cases of infection with Carbepenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), which are mainly multi-drug resistant E. coli and Klebsialla species. These infections are relatively rare in general, and are very problematic  … Read more

The End

I must inform you that this is the end of the line.  To a gastroenterologist, seeing these images during a colonoscopy signifies that the end of the colon has been reached.  The more challenging portion of the procedure is over, and now the withdrawal phase begins, where the scope is slowly and methodically pulled back and  … Read more


Why a gastroenterology blog?  A quick search of google will show about a thousand gastroenterology blogs.  However, if you look closer, about 99.8% of those “blogs” are really just advertisements for a doctor or a practice with titles like “when should I get a colonoscopy?” or “when should I contact a gastroenterologist about abdominal pain?”  … Read more