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Matthew J. Downey, MD

“It is an exciting time to be in the field of gastroenterology. New technology has made it possible for us to help people by treating disease and preventing cancer like never before. We are using advanced electronic pills that people swallow to make diagnosis deep in the intestine. We have leading-edge endoscopic tools that enable us to remove polyps that one day may have turned into cancer. Sometimes we are able to spare people traditional large-incision surgery using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. I strive to keep up-to-date with the rapidly evolving field of gastroenterology to use these advances for the maximum benefit of my patients.”

“My goal is to present all my patients with the best possible treatment options in a compassionate and caring manner. I take great pride in being there for my patients. By actively listening to their concerns, I am able to answer their questions in a manner that is both down-to-earth and easy to understand. Then, together as a team, we are better-able to explore treatment options.”

Board-Certified: Gastroenterology

Fellowship: Gastroenterology, Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Residency and Internship: Internal Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

MD: Upstate Medical University, SUNY Syracuse, NY

BS: Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago IL

Member: College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology, Wayne-Pike Medical Society

Hospital Affiliation: Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA