Welcome to Bucks County Gastroenterology

Covid-19 update, 6/3/2020 - Office reopening

To Our Patients,

We hope everyone is staying safe during these very trying times. We are happy to announce that we are now scheduling in-person appointments in our office again. With our long-awaited re-opening to in-office patients come new office policies and procedures. Rest assured, while many things have changed, one thing remains the same: The health and safety of our patients is paramount.

COVID-19 Office Protocols

TELEHEALTH - NOW OFFERING VIDEO DOCTOR VISITS

DOXY HEALTH

When it’s time for your appointment click the link for your physician below to enter the virtual waiting room, your physician will join the video conference when available.

If you need to schedule your TELEHEALTH Visit, please contact us at (215) 321-7221 to set up your appointment.

Bucks County Gastroenterology Associates, formed in 1990, consists of university trained physicians and dedicated staff who are committed to providing the highest quality gastroenterology care in Bucks County using state of the art equipment in beautiful new facilities. This website contains useful information for patients about our practice, procedures, and GI diseases. We hope you find the information provided here helpful!

LATEST NEWS


Open Letter From Dr. Popper to Patients and Colleagues

To My Patients and Colleagues:

As many of you have heard, I am retiring from Bucks County Gastroenterology Associates at the end of 2019. I want to thank all of you for entrusting me with your care and that of your patients for the last 35 years. It has been both an honor and a privilege which I took very seriously.

Throughout the years we have shared many ups and downs but I have always tried to provide you with the highest quality care possible. I have mixed emotions about retiring but after so many years, it is time to start working on my "bucket list" and spending more time with my family and enjoying my grandchildren. I am very comforted knowing that I am leaving all of you in extremely competent hands with my partners, Drs. Breslin, Rafelson, Bohning and Mekapati.

Thank you to all of my patients who have reached out to me. Your kind words mean more than you will ever know.

Warmest Regards,
David A. Popper, M.D.


BCGI Celebrates Dr. Popper's Retirement

Dr. Popper Retirement Party Bucks County GIThe distinguished career of Dr. Popper was honored at a celebration dinner December 8, 2019. For more than 35 years Dr. Popper has provided outstanding care to the patients of Bucks County and beyond. Many current and former colleagues, family and friends were on hand to join all of us at Bucks County Gastroenterology Associates in congratulating Dr. Popper on an meaningful, distinguished career, and wishing him a very happy retirement. While his legacy will be difficult to follow, we are all dedicated to continuing his level of compassion and care, and providing the best care possible to the patients of Bucks County.


Dr. Bohning Discusses Colon Cancer Screening

Healthline Podcast St Mary'sDr. Bohning was interviewed on June 26 about colon cancer screening for Saint Mary Health Line, a weekly program broadcast on WBCB 1490AM. During the interview he discusses colon cancer screening, prevention, signs and symptoms of colon cancer and dispels some rumors about colon cancer and colon cancer screening.
Listen to the interview here.


Top Doctors Philadelphia Magazine 2018Drs. Bohning and Breslin named to Philadelphia magazine Top Doctors™ 2019

Drs. Bohning and Breslin have been named to Philadelphia magazine Top Doctors™ 2019 for the second consecutive year.  They, along with all of the outstanding physicians and staff of BCGI, are committed to continuing our commitment of providing excellent GI care to our community. Visit Philadelphia magazine Top Doctors™

Aetna Approves Colon Cancer Screening at 45

Posted April 16th, 2019

Colon cancer in young people has been on the rise recently.  While still overall low in incidence, the rates of colon cancer has been on the rise in people under the age of 50.  Because of this alarming trend the American Cancer Society issued new guidance for colon cancer screening in June, 2018 advising starting colon cancer screening for ALL patients starting at age 45. This position was supported by the president of the American Gastroenterological Association, though the main GI societies have not updated their guidelines pending further study. 


Most insurance companies, however, have not recognized the newer guidelines until now.  Aetna recently updated its policy to recommend colon cancer screening for all patients starting at age 45.  Hopefully all insurers will follow suit and recognize the importance of colon cancer screening starting at an earlier age, possibly halting this disturbing trend of increasing colon cancer rates in young people.


University of Pennsylvania Award

BCGI Receives University of Pennsylvania Award

Bucks County GI Associates was recently awarded the 2018 Community GI Service Award by the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Popper attended the annual dinner in June at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received this distinction on behalf of BCGI for providing outstanding local GI care to the community.


Buck/Montgomery Physician Magazine

BCGI Featured in Buck/Montgomery Physician Magazine

Bucks County GI Associates was the featured practice in the Fall 2018 Edition of Bucks/Montgomery Physician Magazine, the quarterly publication of the Bucks County Medical Society. The article details the physicians and history of BCGI, services provided, and what we do as a practice to provide the best available GI care to the community. Read the full article here.


Drs. Bohning and Breslin named to Philadelphia magazine Top Doctors™ 2018

Top Doctors Philadelphia Magazine 2018Drs. J. Matthew Bohning and Kenneth S. Breslin are proud members of Bucks County Gastroenterology Associates.  Along with Drs. David Popper, Stephen Rafelson and Jyothi Mekapati they have provided skilled, compassionate, and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient GI care to the community for more than 25 years.  

Both Drs. Bohning and Breslin serve in physician leadership roles at St. Mary Medical Center, Dr. Bohning as an officer on the Medical Executive Committee and Dr. Breslin as Chief of Gastroenterology.  They maintain an academic faculty appointment and have interests in advanced biliary endoscopy, general gastroenterology and hepatology. 

Visit Philadelphia magazine Top Doctors™ 2018 to view the entire list.


Colonoscopy Saves Lives

Colorectal Screening Test

Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the Unites States, with 136,000 new cases diagnosed each year. The odds of developing colon cancer in your lifetime is 1 in 20. Having a colonoscopy with removal of pre-cancerous polyps reduces that cancer risk by 90%!  Colonoscopy should be considered a colon cancer prevention test, not just to detect cancer at an early stage. For people at average risk of cancer (without family history of colon cancer or polyps) screening colonoscopy should start at age 50 (45 for African Americans). Talk with your physician about colon cancer screening, and make sure you are not one of the almost 23 million people in America who have not had colon cancer screening. Visit http://patients.gi.org/topics/colorectal-cancer/ for more information.


Hemorrhoid Treatment Now Available

Bucks County GI Associates is now proud to offer the CRH O’Regan System for the treatment of hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoid Treatment


Patient Portal now available for patients of Bucks County GI Associates

Bucks County Gastroenterology Associates, PC has created a secure patient portal for your convenience. The patient portal is a secure and convenient way to communicate with our office and access portions of your medical record. The portal is available at any time, allows you to bypass the phone system, and communicate with us at your convenience.

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Colonoscopy - Colon Cancer Screening

This procedure enables the physician to see and treat disorders of the colon, and is the cornerstone for colon cancer screening.

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Upper Endoscopy (EGD) - Esophagus, Stomach

Visualization of the esophagus and stomach is key for the diagnosis and treatment of common disorders such as GERD and ulcers.

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ERCP - Biliary & Pancreas Disorders

ERCP is used both in the diagnosis and treatment of many pancreatic and biliary diseases.

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Capsule Endoscopy

The capsule is a camera with the size and shape of a pill used to visualize parts of  the gastrointestinal tract not accessible by EGD or colonoscopy.

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Hemorrhoid Treatment Now Available

Bucks County GI Associates is now proud to offer the CRH O’Regan System for the treatment of hemorrhoids.

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