Gastroenterology

2009-07-06 20.02.38Dr. Shim is board certified in both gastroenterology and internal medicine. She has been in private practice since 1997 . Her practice is limited to gastroenterology and hepatology. Besides seeing patients at her practice at the Upper East Side in Manhattan and in Fort Lee, NJ, she provides consultations in her specialty at Bodhi Medical since September of 2014.

Dr. Shim is a member of American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and in her private practice performs endoscopic procedures (upper endoscopy and colonoscopy)  at Westside GI. Generally the procedures are performed safely and painlessly with anesthesiologist. Professional background: Dr. Shim received her bachelor of arts degree from Williams College where she graduated with honors in chemistry. She started at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and went on to complete her medical school education at Washington University School of Medicine. After graduation, she finished an internal medicine internship and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She then went to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center for gastroenterology fellowship and Mount Sinai Medical Center for hepatology fellowship. She is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital.

Dr Shim accepts the following insurances at Bodhi Medical: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield (except Pathway Plans), Cigna, GHI/HIP/Emblem Health Plan, Oxford, United Healthcare and Medicare.

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Dr. Shim specializes in the digestive system, treating patients experiencing extreme heartburn, chronic constipation or diarrhea, unexplained abdominal pain and similar symptoms. Her extensive training and experience in this area allows her to quickly and accurately diagnose and form a treatment plan, enabling patients to improve their health and overall well being.

Compassionate Testing

The techniques used to accurately diagnose digestion tract issues can be worrisome and unnerving for many patients, but Dr. Shim’s experience allow her to expertly execute these procedures with a focus on patient comfort and ease. She routinely performs colonoscopies and endoscopies, tests that act as the first step in treating a host of gastrointestinal issues. And in an effort to provide her patients with the utmost in care, Dr. Shim often turns to state-of-the-art testing methods.

Colonoscopies aid doctors in screening for colorectal cancer, polyps, and inflammation, as well as in removing polyps quickly and easily. During this procedure, Dr. Shim carefully inserts a thin, flexible tube outfitted with a miniscule video camera and light into the rectum and through the large intestine to thoroughly examine the area and look for abnormalities.

Thorough Treatment Plans

Dr. Shim’s training and experience allow her to create comprehensive, customized treatment plans for each of her patients, treating one or more conditions with efficiency and care. During traditional endoscopies and colonoscopies, Dr. Shim routinely removes polyps, dramatically reducing the risk of cancer while alleviating symptoms such as rectal bleeding and abnormal bowel habits, including diarrhea and constipation.

She also treats and manages various types of cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease and other food intolerances. For those suffering from heartburn or gastro-esophageal reflux disease, treatment plans include a regimen of over-the-counter and prescription drugs as well as surgical options as necessary, including the application of Linx devices and surgeries to reinforce the esophagus.

Dr. Shim also provides treatment for the following:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Diseases of the bowel, including diverticulitis, diverticulosis and ischemic bowel disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Appendicitis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • GI infections

Dr. Shim’s unique combination of experience and patient care make her one of the best gastroenterologists in New York. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, set an appointment today.