CCP Welcomes Dr. Kumar and Capital Region Gastroenterology

We are thrilled to welcome board-certified gastroenterologist Arbind Kumar, MD, FACP, FACG, and Capital Region Gastroenterology to Community Care Physicians! Capital Region Gastroenterology is located at 713 Troy-Schenectady Road, Suite 123, in Latham, NY. This is a comprehensive gastroenterology practice specializing in liver diseases and conditions of the digestive tract. Dr. Kumar and his team provide expert GI care for adults 18 and older. Capital Region Gastroenterology is conveniently located in the Capital Region Health Park, offering additional on-site services, including imaging, lab, and urgent care.

We are particularly excited about Dr. Kumar’s addition as it helps us expand access to endoscopies and colonoscopies. Along with our surgeons from Community Care General Surgery, Dr. Kumar will perform upper and lower GI endoscopies in CCP’s Endoscopy and Surgical Care Suite on the third floor in Latham. CCP’s Endoscopy and Surgical Care Suite is highly advantageous to low-risk patients. It’s a non-hospital setting, which means a lower copay for patients (office-based copayment) and lower costs for the entire system. This private setting offers ample free parking and comfortable pre- and post-procedure areas, and it’s easy to navigate for patients and their families. We have immediate appointments available for patients, and they can receive their results promptly. All insurances accepted by CCP are also accepted at the Endoscopy and Surgical Care Suite and Capital Region Gastroenterology. For patients at higher risk or who need a higher level of sedation, Dr. Kumar also performs procedures at Samaritan Hospital.

Capital Region Gastroenterology welcomes new adult patients and is dedicated to providing you and your family with the most comprehensive healthcare, focusing on liver diseases and digestive tract conditions. We offer the following services:

Assessment and Care for:

  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Digestive disorders
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver disease
  • Liver tumor diagnosis
  • Motility disorders
  • Pancreatitis
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Iron deficiency anemia


  • Upper endoscopy (EGD)
  • Colonoscopy for colon cancer screening
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement
  • Liver elastography
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Balloon enteroscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy

Meet Our Gastroenterologist, Arbind Kumar, MD, FACP, FACG

Dr. Arbind Kumar is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Kumar is fluent in Hindi and performs procedures at Community Care’s Endoscopy and Surgical Care Suite in Latham, NY, and Samaritan Hospital in Troy, NY. He treats patients 18 years of age and older. Dr. Kumar is interested in cancer prevention, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. He received his medical degree from Ranchi University in India. Dr. Kumar completed a pathology residency at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY, and an internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Kumar has practiced in the Capital Region for over 30 years. He comes from a medical family, and his biggest influences were his father, brother, and brother-in-law. Dr. Kumar’s interest in gastroenterology started after seeing his grandmother suffer from pancreatic cancer. He was fascinated by endoscopy early in his career and still enjoys performing endoscopies and colonoscopies as a way to prevent cancer. His favorite part of being a doctor is helping his patients reach their health goals. Dr. Kumar believes communication is key to a good doctor-patient relationship. He takes the time to listen, hear his patients, and understand their needs. Dr. Kumar lives by the philosophy of “never taking the obvious for granted.”

Dr. Kumar immigrated from India 40 years ago. He was drawn to the Capital Region in 1988 and started practicing in the gastroenterology field. Dr. Kumar is a lifelong athlete and enjoys golfing and playing tennis in his spare time. He is also a board member at the Hindu Temple and a member of the local Indian community.

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