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A Gastroenterologist is a physician with dedicated training management in diagnosing and treating diseases of digestive issues caused in the digestive tract of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.

A Gastroenterologist usually assesses the following digestive problems which affect our daily digestive system, are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Heartburn
  • Jaundice
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Swallowing distress
  • Weight loss

If you are suffering from any digestive-related problem, it is always preferable to discuss it with your family physician. Your family physician is the best judge after evaluating your issues and recommends you to a specialist Gastroenterologist for further medical treatment.

  • Your previous prescriptions
  • Previous test reports
  • List of all medicines that you are currently taking
  • List of any known drug allergies and symptoms you are suffering from.

It is always recommended to take your time and explain your problems to your doctor. Your doctor will study your files along with previous test reports to evaluate and diagnose your problem. If required the doctor may prescribe further diagnostic and blood tests for appropriate diagnosis and a plan for your medical treatment accordingly.

Better results in treatment can only be possible with an accurate diagnosis of your digestive-related issues. The following endoscopic tests can be performed which include:

Basic Endoscopy
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

 

Advanced Endoscopy
  • Balloon-Assisted Enteroscopy
  • Cholangioscopy
  • Chromoendoscopy
  • Endoscopic Fistula Closure
  • Endoscopic Full Thickness Resection (EFTR)
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)
  • Endoscopic Suturing
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Fecal Transplantation (Bacteriotherapy)
  • Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)