I provide a wide array of diagnostic and therapeutic tools and am Board Certified to treat a wide variety of gastrointestinal disorders. I specifically perform esophageal manometry and reflux studies, capsule endoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopy, endoscopic dilation, RFA ablation.
The doctors at Digestive Health Specialists are all Board Certified, University-trained Gastroenterologists with expertise in treating disorders of the intestine, liver, pancreas, and biliary system. Our doctors have been honored and distinguished and have trained at some of the very best academic medical centers in the country, enjoy specialized expertise and remain at the forefront of Gastroenterology. Our practice is able to provide access to the majority of diagnostic and therapeutic tools in gastroenterology right here in Lowell.
Awards and/or Certifications:
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
What’s your background, education and training?
I attended medical school right here in Boston at Tufts University School of Medicine. I stayed in Boston for my internal medicine residency at Boston University. After I decided I wanted to persue a fellowship in gastroenterology, I left to train at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Medical Center. But I have decided to return to New England to practice.
What is your typical process for working with a new patient?
I usually approach a person’s problems through their experience of their problems. I strive to treat every person as if they were a family member. Whether conditions are acute or chronic, I try to account for a person’s specific medical or personal history in my discussion of treatment options.
What advice would you give a patient looking to find a provider in your specialty?
Make sure you feel comfortable and that they answer your questions. Both people need to feel comfortable with the decisions they are making.
What inspired your passion for your profession?
I was inspired to enter gastroenterology during medical school when I realized how complex and rewarding taking care of patients with chronic liver disease and autoimmune disorders. In addition, I appreciate how there is also a procedural aspect to the practice of gastroenterology as well and how we can have a very dramatic effect on our patients lives through our treatments and therapeutic modalities.
What treatments are you most excited to offer?
Our practice offers a wide array of gi diagnostic tools and studies. I study the effectiveness of swallowing in the esophagus and its motility and the motility of the entire gastrointestinal tract. These techniques may help diagnose problems that people may have with swallowing, and chest pain. I also study the effects of reflux by precisely documenting and capturing what is happening in the esophagus when patients have symptoms. I also perform procedures to evaluate the small bowel including capsule endoscopy. One of my interests are autoimmune disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune hepatitis, eosinophilic esophagitis and have a background in immunology. I also have training in chronic liver disease and disorders.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever received from a patient?
I came across a patient of mine on the way to the hospital and they were with a friend and stopped me and introduced me as the physician they were talking about. They had referred a family member as well and inquired about them as well. It is extremely satisfying when I feel that I am part of the community and that people feel comfortable referring me to their family members.
What makes your business stand apart?
We are a dedicated group of GI physicians, passionate about our work, expertly trained, and committed to being at the forefront of Gastroenterology - caring for our patients within a community setting, outside the hustle of Boston.
How many years have you been in business?
Our practice was founded over 35 years ago, and Dr. Huang has been practicing for 6 years.