For more than 18 years, the physicians of Kansas City Gastroenterology & Hepatology (KCGI) have served the community with advanced, high-quality GI, liver, and therapeutic endoscopy services. Board-certified, fellowship-trained and skilled in the latest therapies, our doctors are active in numerous clinical research studies for GI, liver, and pancreatic disease treatments. These trials allow our patients to access the very latest treatments and technologies that medicine offers.
The physicians at KCGI complement their medical expertise with a total commitment to strong patient/physician relationships. Our entire staff has a very good understanding of patient sensitivity and privacy, and we do our utmost to make sure you feel comfortable and at-ease during any and all visits to our office.
KCGI offers a comprehensive range of GI, and liver, and pancreatic diagnostics and treatment, including:
Please call (816) 361-0055 to schedule an appointment. For cancelations, please provide a 24-hour notice.
Dr. Freilich is a board-certified, fellowship-trained gastroenterologist with a special emphasis on hepatology. He is a well known academian and researcher credited with numerous articles, presentations, talks, and research projects on various aspects of liver disease. This distinction ensures that the patients under his care have access to the latest treatments and technologies to treat liver disease. In addition to his practice, Dr. Freilich ... More
Faisal Jafri, MD
Syed Jafri, MD is a board-certified, fellowship-trained gastroenterologist with special clinical interests in diseases of the pancreas. He has advance training in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and therapeutic endoscopy. Dr. Jafri is the leading Kansas City physician in the use of SpyGlass Direct Visualization, a cutting-edge procedure that aids in diagnosis and can frequently eliminate a patients need for surgery. Dr. Jafri has served as a clinical... More
Janay Kissinger, NP
Janay has been KCGI's Nurse Practitioner and sub-investigator since 1998. As the practice's nurse practitioner, Janay evaluates patients, prescribes medications and makes rounds at hospitals. In addition to the work at our practice, Janay also works as a sub-investigator for our ongoing clinical trials and studies and has been published in numerous articles and studies. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) and the... More
Paresh Patel, MD
Paresh R. Patel, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterology specialist with expertise in all areas of clinical gastroenterology and hepatology. Dr. Patel has specialized skills in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy including biopsies of the liver and endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP), a diagnostic procedure for diseases of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas. Dr. Patel is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine ... More
Oyin Penny, FNP, is a skilled and dedicated family nurse practitioner with specialized expertise in gastroenterology and hepatology. She delivers quality care to patients suffering from conditions such as hepatitis and fatty liver disease, and gastrointestinal conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis and others. Oyin is known for her patient-centered treatments and her emphasis on preventive care as well as her clinical skills... More