Samer AlShurieki, MD

Sam AlShurieki, MD, received his medical degree from Tishreen University, in Syria, and went on to complete his internship and multiple residency programs in internal medicine and gastroenterology at The University of Columbia-Missouri and The Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. AlShurieki is also fellowship trained in gastroenterology from The University of Columbia-Missouri, and received many awards of excellence while training.  He is board certified in gastroenterology. 

Dr. AlShurieki, or fondly known by his patients as “Dr. Sam”, has been in practice at The Gastroenterology Center since 2004.  He specializes in comprehensive gastroenterology and treats a wide variety of patients with gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel disorder, abdominal pain, altered bowel function, liver diseases, GERD, Barrett’s Esophagus, absorptive disorders, and performs colorectal cancer screenings.

Digestive Health Tips

If you suffer from acid reflux, try to avoid caffeinated beverages and sodas as they boost the acid in the stomach and cause bloating. 

If you are 50 years old, without high risk factors, you should begin your regular colorectal screenings to prevent colorectal cancer. 

Increasing your daily water intake is one of the easiest ways to improve your digestive health. Water helps dissolve substances in the GI tract to allow for a smoother passage.

Digestive Health Tips From Our Staff

Colonoscopy screening:  Better to look and find nothing, than not look and miss something.


Heartburn is a common affliction for many people, but if left untreated it can lead to complications such as Barrett’s Esophagus, which is a precursor to esophageal cancer.