Dr. Leslie Seecoomar is a gastroenterologist. That means he spends much of his time treating patients who are having problems with their esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon and rectum. But gastroenterology is also focused on the pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, liver and all the organs and systems that help promote normal digestive health. Common conditions treated by a gastroenterologist include cancers, polyps of the colon, reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), pancreatitis, gastritis, and other problems of the digestive system.
Dr. Seecoomar is an Upper Westside Stomach Doctor who spends much of his time in consultation with his or her patients, understanding the patient’s health history as well as symptoms and lifestyle. There is much a gastroenterologist can do to help patients suffering with digestive issues, and Dr. Seecoomar prefers to first address a patient’s issues without the need for prescriptive medicines or procedural work such as gastroscopy, colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy. But when necessary, Dr. Seecoomar uses scoping procedures to allow him to visualize pathology, obtain biopsies, and perform therapeutic interventions.