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What is Gastroenterologist?
Gastroenterology is the study of medicine related to the digestive system and the disorders. The focus of the doctor is on the disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. This track includes organs starting from mouth to anus.
These specialists diagnose and treat GI disorders among all age groups and gender. They do not perform any surgery. GI system performs various functions including digestion of food, absorption of nutrients, and remove waste.
How Gastroenterologist help?
There are various diseases that are cured by these specialists. This includes:
You may visit the specialists if find you are having unexplained blood in your stool, difficulty in swallowing, or having abdominal pain. The people above 50 years may have an increased risk of colon cancer.
What procedures do gastroenterologists perform?
The specialists perform various procedures other than surgery. It may include:
colonoscopies to detect colon cancer or colon polyps
double balloon enteroscopy
There are some specific tests that your specialist may recommend. It includes colonoscopy, stool test, barium swallows, endoscopy and more. With the help of their reports, the doctor can understand the condition of the patient and start the treatment.
Gastroenterology is the department of medicine which deals with the disorders and diseases of the digestive system.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 21/06/2020
A Gastroenterologist is a medically qualified specialist who can diagnose, treat and manage issues and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and the digestive organs.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 27/06/2020
Gastroenterologists can perform endoscopies, but do not perform surgeries. Gastroenterologists usually work closely with Gastrointestinal Surgeon for surgeries.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 27/05/2020
Some common conditions and diseases treated by Gastroenterologists are
Peptic ulcer diseases
Colon polyp and cancer
Gallbladder and Biliary tract disease
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 18/10/2020
Some of the common symptoms of Gastric problems are
Loss of appetite
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 07/03/2020
Some of the factors which cause Gastric problems are
Consuming low fiber diet
Lack of exercise
Consuming large amount of dairy products
Traveling or changes in routine
Taking certain medicines
Consuming unhygienic food or water
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 12/10/2020
Some common diagnostic tests advised are
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 20/12/2020
Endoscopy helps in detecting
Inflammation or swelling
Narrowing of esophagus
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 03/06/2020
Some common disorders specific to the digestive system are
GERD - Gastroesophageal Reflux Syndrome
IBS - Irritable bowel syndrome
IBD - Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 16/07/2020
In the first Gastroenterologist appointment, the specialist will take a detailed medical history, and perform a general physical examination. The doctor may also advise come diagnostic tests and prescribe medicines to ease the existing symptoms.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 28/03/2020