Conditions and Treatments

The Mount Sinai Women's Gastrointestinal Health Center provides comprehensive, individualized care for a full range of acute and chronic digestive disorders, including:

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Anorectal dysfunction/Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Malabsorption/Celiac disease
  • Constipation
  • Dysphagia/Swallowing disorders
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Rectal bleeding

Abdominal bloating can be caused by diet, constipation, or malabsorptive conditions such as small bowel bacterial overgrowth, lactose intolerance, or celiac disease. At the women's health center, doctors conduct specialized tests to determine a clinical cause for your symptoms, while our registered dietitian evaluates your diet and gives practical advice to reduce symptoms.

Malabsorption is a disorder characterized by impaired absorption of nutrients. Common causes of malabsorption include celiac disease, chronic pancreatitis, and lactose intolerance. At Mount Sinai Women's Gastrointestinal Health Center, we can test for the presence of malabsorption. Managing diet is a major part of the treatment of malabsorption and our registered dietician will help guide you through this process.

Constipation may be caused by dietary factors, medication, or a colon disorder. The Women's Gastrointestinal Health Center can help determine the cause of your constipation and develop a regimen to manage your symptoms.

Fecal incontinence or other malfunctions of the lower digestive tract are a source of embarrassment for many women. The doctors at Mount Sinai's Women's Gastrointestinal Health Center perform specialized diagnostic tests to find the cause and design a treatment plan to manage your condition.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) typically causes heartburn, regurgitation, and chest pain, although other symptoms, such as a chronic cough, asthma, and hoarseness, may also occur. We perform 24-hour pH testing — the "gold standard" for assessing the nature and severity of your condition — to ensure a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a type of constipation or diarrhea that is accompanied by abdominal pain. Symptoms are often severe and highly disruptive to your lifestyle. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the Women’s Gastrointestinal Health Center works with a variety of specialists to develop a treatment plan that will work specifically for you.

Pelvic floor dysfunction/anorectal and pelvic floor dysfunction can result in constipation, fecal incontinence, and rectal pain. Our team uses state-of-the-art equipment to determine the cause of your symptoms and decide on the appropriate treatment strategy.

Dysphagia/Swallowing disorders may be caused by anatomical changes, tumors, or malfunctions of the nerves and muscles lining the esophagus. Doctors at the Mount Sinai Women's Gastrointestinal Health Center use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment so that we may target your treatment to provide the most effective relief.

Rectal bleeding refers to blood mixed within the stool and blood seen on the toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. At Mount Sinai Women's Gastrointestinal Health Center, we can help with the diagnosis and management of this disturbing occurrence.