A gastroenterologist is a physician specializing in the treatment of disorders of the digestive system, including illnesses related to the esophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, intestines and colon.
- Chronic constipation
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Gastrointestinal infections
- Inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Celiac disease)
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Liver disease
- Peptic ulcer disease
- Viral hepatitis (hepatitis A, B, and C)
Endoscopy is used to perform studies and diagnose gastrointestinal disorders by looking inside the body with a scope. Upper GI endoscopy is performed to identify ulcers, abnormal growths, precancerous conditions, bowel obstruction, inflammation, and hiatal hernia. It can be used to detect the source of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, swallowing difficulties, gastric reflux, unexplained weight loss, anemia and bleeding in the upper GI tract.
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