Leslie F. Seecoomar, MD, PC
Gastroenterologist & Endoscopy located in the Upper West Side of New York City, NY
Gastroenterology is a medical specialty that focuses on the health and wellness of your digestive system. Anytime you experience ongoing abdominal discomfort or a change in bowel habits, you may benefit from a gastroenterology consultation. Board-certified gastroenterologist Leslie F. Seecoomar, MD, PC, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, takes a holistic and patient-focused approach to care. For a personalized gastroenterology consultation, call the New York City office or book an appointment online today.
Gastroenterology Consultation Q & A
What is gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is a specialized area of medicine that diagnoses and treats conditions that affect the gastrointestinal system. This includes any health issue that affects your:
- Small intestine
- Large intestine
Leslie F. Seecoomar, MD, PC, takes a holistic and personalized approach to care. He takes the time to listen to his patients to help them feel comfortable enough to openly discuss their symptoms and health concerns.
Building this level of care and trust ensures you get the right diagnosis and treatment plan.
Who needs a gastroenterology consultation?
Your primary care provider may recommend a gastroenterology consultation if you’re experiencing common gastrointestinal symptoms, such as heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, or gas and bloating.
You may also benefit from a gastroenterology consultation if you have a digestive disorder, such as:
- Peptic ulcers
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis)
- Liver disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
If you’re experiencing digestive symptoms or have a chronic gastrointestinal condition, Dr. Seecoomar can help.
Colon cancer prevention and screening is also an important reason to visit a gastroenterologist.
What happens during a gastroenterology consultation?
When you visit Dr. Seecoomar for a gastroenterology consultation, you can expect a compassionate and comprehensive evaluation.
During your exam, he reviews your symptoms, usual diet, exercise habits, daily stresses, medical history, and family history. He then conducts a physical exam and may request further diagnostic testing, such as:
- Blood work
- Stool analysis
- Upper endoscopy
Diet, nutrition, and lifestyle habits are often a source of gastrointestinal symptoms. Dr. Seecoomar takes great care in understanding your habits, especially when it comes to diet, nutrition, and lifestyle. He also offers weight loss consultations to improve your digestive health.
What happens after my gastroenterology consultation?
After your history and physical and diagnostic testing, Dr. Seecoomar develops your personalized treatment plan.
Your treatment plan may include:
- Diet modification
- Lifestyle changes
- Exercise program
- Disease-specific medication
- Stress management tools
When it comes to diet, nutrition, and lifestyle habits, Dr. Seecoomar takes a personalized approach and makes suggestions to prevent symptoms while respecting your personal dietary choices and preferences.
To schedule your gastroenterology consultation, call the office of Leslie F. Seecoomar, MD, PC, or request an appointment using the online booking button.