Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is a medical specialty involving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of digestive system disorders. Your digestive system, or gastrointestinal tract, includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestine. Your liver, bile ducts, gallbladder and pancreas are also part of your digestive system, supplying or storing materials involved in the digestive process. This system is responsible for breaking down the food you eat to supply nutrients and energy to your body.
Gastroenterologists are doctors trained in both internal medicine and the sub-specialty of gastroenterology. Gastroenterologists are also referred to as GIs.
Symptoms of Digestive Problems Includes following symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain and/or bloating
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Cramps
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in stool
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Weight gain or loss

Digestive Tract Disorders We Treat
These are just some of the conditions a gastroenterology specialist can treat:

  • Anemia
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Celiac disease (gluten intolerance)
  • Chronic liver diseases
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diverticulosis / diverticulitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal reflux heartburn (GERD)
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Jaundice
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Pancreatitis
  • Ulcers

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures
We offer the following diagnostic procedures:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Upper endoscopy (EGD)