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Conditions managed by gastroenterologists include colon polyps and colon cancer, hepatitis, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, GERD (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, liver disease, gallbladder & biliary tract disease. Gastroenterology involves diagnostic procedures such as colonoscopy screening, esophagoscopy, gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy and explorative laparoscopy screening.
A gastroenterologist is a medical specialist trained and having unique experience in the diagnosis, treatment and management of the gastro-intestinal tract, pancreas, gall bladder and the liver.
Having symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, chronic abdominal pains, constipation and abdominal discomfort and irritable bowel syndrome, IBS require consulting with a gastroenterologist in diagnosing these gastroenterological diseases.
In addition to stomach cancer, colorectal cancer (bowel cancer) and liver cancer, gastroenterology also covers conditions such as gallstones, liver cirrhosis and fatty liver. As liver specialists, gastroenterologists are important in guiding the care and management of biliary / liver function disorders.
A gastrointestinal specialist would also treat infections / inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract such as hepatitis A, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C, pancreatitis, ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory bowel diseases.
If you are interested to make an appointment with a qualified gastroenterologist, easily on a mobile or webpage, you can use GetDoc, one of the more comprehensive medical Apps available, to help you find a clinic nearby.