Dr. Gina Sam, MD, MPH
Gastroenterologist | Gastroenterology2015 GRAND CONCOURSE BRONX NY, 10453
Gina Sam, MD, MPH, is a gastroenterologist who diagnoses and treats patients at The Institute of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders and Integrative Health in New York City, New York. She is the founder of the practice, which she dedicates to GI motility disorders, specifically anorectal manometry, biofeedback, IBS, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, GERD, weight loss, wellness, and stress reduction. Furthermore, Dr. Sam has a wellness brand called DOC.SAM-BIBI with business relationships in St. Lucia. The brand has a multidisciplinary approach to GI health by treating stress with art therapy, cooking, exercise, and yoga. As a gastroenterologist, she specializes in the management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Her professional journey that spans twelve years and her areas of clinical interest cover achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux, functional disorders, gastroparesis, anorectal disorders including pelvic floor dyssynergia and fecal incontinence, colon cancer screening with colonoscopy, and women’s health issues. Dr. Sam was born in Trinidad and raised in the United States. She is licensed to practice in the state of New York.
Education and Training
Tufts University School of Medicine Medical Degree 0
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM- Gastroenterology
Dr. Gina Sam, MD, MPH's Expert Contributions
Yes you can develop an infection called Clostridium dificil colitis which is an antibiotic associated diarrhea. READ MORE
First you have to make sure it is not from Helico pylori. READ MORE
Yes. Your case is complex if you have a cancer. READ MORE
Yes for sure. READ MORE
I would say it is best to let it go. READ MORE
You pass the gas and you run on your colon. READ MORE
You pass the gas by turning the patient and rubbing on the abdomen. Ok READ MORE
Yes to rule out a cancer causing abdominal pain. READ MORE
You should see a gastroenterologist to make sure there is obstruction or constipation or colitis. READ MORE
You should see a gastroenterologist. You can do Miralax and an enema, but I would want to examine your abdomen. READ MORE
Yes you can have stomach pain. READ MORE
Yes sure. READ MORE
It’s usually gas but you must see a GI doctor like me to rule out serious issues like cancer, Helico pylori, colon cancer. IBS. Etc. READ MORE
Left lateral decubitus READ MORE
Yes. READ MORE
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Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Center Mount Sinai Hospital -
- Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai -
- American College of Gastroenterology
- American Medical Association
- American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
- American Gastroenterological Association
- New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- New York University Medical Center Gastroenterology
- New York University
Professional Society Memberships
- American College of Gastroenterology, American Medical Association, New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Dr. Gina Sam, MD, MPH's Practice location
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East Setauket, NY 11733Get Direction
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Get to know Gastroenterologist Dr. Gina Sam, who serves patients in New York, New York.
Recognized as one of New York City’s leading gastroenterologists, Dr. Sam is the Founder of The Institute of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders and Integrative Health in New York City, New York. She has a special interest in achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux, functional disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, gastroparesis, anorectal disorders including pelvic floor dyssynergia and fecal incontinence, colon cancer screening with colonoscopy, and women’s health issues.
Treating patients like family has been her philosophy throughout her career, and the reason she decided to start her own practice. She takes the time to listen to her patients, many of whom have seen multiple gastroenterologists before coming to her.
Before she opened her own practice, Dr. Sam built the Stony Brook University Gastrointestinal Motility Center and acted as the Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Center at Mount Sinai Hospital, providing a multidisciplinary approach to gastrointestinal motility disorders. She also spent 4 and 1/2 years as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, specializing in motility disorders and general gastroenterology.
Born in Trinidad and raised in the United States, Dr. Sam graduated with her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and with her Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Community Health from the same educational venue. She then did her internship and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, and her fellowship in gastroenterology at New York University Medical Center.
Trained to address complex medical conditions, she is board-certified in gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.
In good standing with a number of professional organizations, Dr. Sam is an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Medical Association, the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. A gastroenterologist is a physician who has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, colon, liver, pancreas, and biliary system.
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