Board-certified gastroenterologist Leslie F. Seecoomar, MD, PC, takes a holistic and personalized approach to care at his practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City.
With more than 25 years of gastroenterology experience, Dr. Seecoomar knows how important it is to connect with his patients. He always takes the time needed to get to know them. Once trust is established, patients feel comfortable openly discussing their symptoms and health concerns. Certain digestive symptoms can be embarrassing to talk about; Dr. Seecoomar understands that and finds a way to break the ice and makes patients very comfortable discussing “taboo” subject matters related to normal bodily functions.
Dr. Seecoomar specializes in gastroenterology and hepatology and emphasizes noninvasive treatments to help his patients. Some of the conditions he focuses on include colon cancer and polyp screening and prevention. GERD/acid reflux/heartburn; ulcers; H. Pylori gastritis, IBD (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease). IBS: constipation, diarrhea; abdominal pain, bloating; liver test abnormalities; fatty liver, gallbladder disorders. Dr. Seecoomar also offers diet, nutrition, and weight management counseling.
Dr. Seecoomar takes a comprehensive approach to evaluating his patients with an awareness of the mind-body connection. A thorough history and physical exam always precede treatment or additional testing. When appropriate, blood and stool tests are ordered. More advanced diagnostic tools such as upper GI endoscopy, colonoscopy, and various scans, such as ultrasound, CT scans, or MRI may be recommended as needed to get to the bottom of a particular problem or for a routine screening when appropriate. Often, invasive tests can be avoided.
For expert care from an experienced gastroenterologist who works to create a partnership with you to manage your health, call Leslie F. Seecoomar, MD, PC, or book an appointment online today. Follow-up visits can be conducted in-person or via telehealth.