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Gastroenterology covers the entire digestive system, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver.

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Conditions treated by gastroenterologists include: 
  • Acid reflux
  • Colitis
  • Colon cancer
  • Colon polyps
  • Colon cancer
  • Gallbladder & biliary tract disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Nutritional or digestive problems
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcers
How do I know if I need to see a gastroenterologist?
You may benefit from a referral to a gastroenterologist if you have symptoms that point to a condition or disease involving your digestive system. Indications for a referral include, but are not limited to:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Food intolerance
  • GI bleeding
  • Jaundice
  • Persistent constipation or diarrhea
  • Persistent heartburn
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Rectal pain or bleeding
Talk to your primary care physician, who can determine if a referral to a gastroenterologist is right for you.

What are the advantages of consulting with a gastroenterologist?
  • Accurate detection
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the entire digestive system
  • Expert evaluation and treatment
  • Specialized diagnostic skills
  • Superior endoscopic skills
  • Years of specialized training
A gastroenterologist works with your primary care physician and other members of your healthcare team to determine the best course of care for you.
 

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