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What is Gastroenterology?
A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the treatment of ailments effecting the gastrointestinal tract and liver. They study all normal activity and disease of the digestive tract. Often referred to as a GI doctor, you would need to see a gastrointestinal doctor with concerns of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. Gastrologists, or gastrology, study the stomach and stomach diseases. It is the job of the gastroenterologists to diagnose Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, hepatitis, cancer of the esophagus and colon polyps that might be cancerous.
Symptoms and Treatments of gastrointestinal disorders?
Gastroenterology doctors routinely perform colonoscopy examinations, which is a test that looks inside the colon to check for the detection of polyps and cancer. Primary care doctors refer their patients to gastroenterologists when they complain of problems with swallowing, heartburn, constipation, and severe diarrhea.