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About Dr. Susan Laessig
Dr. Susan Laessig, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Washington, DC, with another office in Chevy Chase, MD. She has 33 years of experience. Her specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Laessig is affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital, Georgetown University Hospital and National Rehabilitation Hospital. She speaks English.
Dr. Susan Laessig has the following 2 specialties
A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Susan Laessig has the following 6 expertise
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
- Hepatitis C
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Ulcerative Colitis
Dr. Susan Laessig has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Susan Laessig is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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I first went to Dr. Laessig in 2007 with symptoms no one could diagnose. She was persistent in getting to the root cause--a rare form of hepatitis (CMV). She also has treated me for diverticulitis and I have had a colonoscopy with her. She always spends time with me, talks to me, makes sure I get a follow-up appointment if needed. Her staff are warm and knowledgeable as well.
I went to Dr Laessig as a second opinion for ulcerative colitis that was debilitating and not getting better. She saw that things were not good and immediately scheduled a follow up, but before that time I ended up in the hospital. While the ER was going to send me home with constipation, she insisted on a second x-ray which found that my colon had ruptured. I went immediately in to surgery and had a major 'overhaul' of my GI tract. Though I was now the patient of a surgeon, she continued to visit me and follow up, ensuring that I was getting the care and attention required. She really did save my life that day, and her manner and attention was almost unbelievable.
This doctor did not go beyond the service of a technician. I had an initial consult and I was not physically examined at all. As well, I told the dr. that I was eating a no-fiber diet to stop diarrhea. I was now constipated. Her diagnosis? "It looks like it's [the diarrhea] gone!" Wrong. Anyone eating a no-fiber diet Will Be Constipated. It doesn't correct or diagnose the problem. It's a stop-gap measure. A gastroenterologist should know something so simple and basid.Finally, in mid-conversation, I was walked to the check out and fairly deposited there. No goodbye, no closing statement, handshake, nothing. It was very rude.
Dr. Laessig is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Sibley Memorial Hospital
Georgetown University Hospital
National Rehabilitation Hospital
Washington Hospital Center
Georgetown Medical Center
33 Years Experience
University of Maryland
Graduated in 1980
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