Women's Health Specialist

Gina Sam, MD, MPH -  - Gastroenterologist

Gina Sam, MD, MPH

Gastroenterologist & Wellness Center located in Midtown, New York, NY

Women’s health needs are unique and require specialized care. Some gastrointestinal disorders are more prevalent in women than in men. Dr. Gina Sam, MD, MPH, is an expert in female gastroenterology and understands the unique needs of women including how hormones can impact your digestive health. Call Dr. Sam’s office to schedule a time to meet with her or use the easy online scheduler to book your appointment online.

Women's Health

Why do women need specialized gastrointestinal care?

Because of the physical differences in a woman’s gastrointestinal tract, women are more prone than men to develop specific serious conditions. The differences also contribute to unique symptoms for women. Dr. Sam knows and understands these differences and offers care to best support your individual needs.

What are some gastrointestinal conditions that are more common in women?

Female gastrointestinal issues are often related to pregnancy, hormone fluctuations, and childbirth. Some of the problems that may manifest as a result are:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome: bloating, abdominal pain, spastic colon
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease: acid reflux or GERD
  • Gastroparesis: delayed emptying of stomach contents
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction: poor pelvic muscle control, constipation, urinary incontinence
  • Gastritis: stomach inflammation
  • Chronic constipation: difficult, infrequent bowel movements
  • Colon cancer: cancer of the large intestine
  • Gallbladder disease: inflammation of gallbladder walls
  • Hemorrhoids: swollen anal veins
  • Pancreatitis: inflammation of the pancreas

What types of gastrointestinal tests are used to diagnose?

Dr. Sam offers a variety of procedures and tests to help pinpoint the root cause of your digestive tract issue so she can customize treatments that restore your health and vitality.

Some of the methods Dr. Sam may use to diagnose your condition are:

  • Upper endoscopy
  • Hemorrhoid banding ligation
  • Colon cancer screenings
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Esophageal dilation
  • H. Pylori breath test
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Enteroscopy

What can I expect at a gastroenterology appointment?

Dr. Sam meets with you to learn about your medical and family history, current health condition, diet and lifestyle, and current medications. This is an interactive meeting where you can ask questions and express your concerns.

Dr. Sam performs a comprehensive physical exam and orders any tests, lab work, or procedures necessary to confirm your diagnosis. With all of your information in hand, she customizes a care plan so you’ll know exactly what to expect and how many appointments she estimates you’ll need to restore your digestive health.

If you prefer to resolve your female gastrointestinal issues under the careful care of a fellow woman, Dr. Sam offers expert and compassionate GI services and solutions for women in New York City. Call the office or book your appointment online.