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Gastroenterologist Bishnu Sapkota to discuss good colorectal health

Hospital news | Thursday, March 10, 2016

Contact: Marion Ciciarelli

Oswego Health Gastroenterologist Bishnu Sapkota will discuss how community members can prevent colon cancer during an Ask The Doctor presentation to be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22nd in the riverside room of GS Steamers in Oswego.

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.

At his presentation, Dr. Sapkota will discuss the importance of a colonoscopy, along with the role diet and exercise play in the prevention of colon cancer.

A colonoscopy has been shown to detect 95 percent of all large polyps that are 10 millimeters or greater in size and 75 to 85 percent of all polyps less than five millimeters in size. No other screening test approaches a colonoscopy’s ability to find polyps.”

Dr. Sapkota has provided care for the past five years as a member of Dr. Ajoy Roy’s medical practice, located in suite 400 of the Seneca Hill Health Services Center.

Dr. Sapkota attended Manipal College of Medical Sciences in Nepal, where he was nominated by the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Education to receive a full scholarship while he earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). During medical school, he was recognized for being the best in basic and clinical sciences, as well as for being the most outgoing medical student.

Following medical school, Dr. Sapkota came to the United States to complete his training, where he continued to be recognized for his skills and enthusiasm for the field of medicine. Dr. Sapkota is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association(AGA), American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy(ASGE), American College of Gastroenterology(ACG). Dr. Sapkota is also a Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Upstate Medical University.

The Ask The Doctor Forum is a free presentation sponsored by the Oswego Health Community Development Office. The Ask The Doctor Forum is designed to create an open dialogue between health care providers/professionals and interested members of the greater Oswego County community. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 349-5500.