What is Gastroenterology?
The health of your digestive system falls under the umbrella of gastroenterology. This is the branch of medicine that deals with GI tract, pancreas, gall bladder, and liver. So, if you are experiencing acid reflux or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) you would likely be seeing a gastroenterologist to develop a suitable treatment plan. Specialists in this field also see patients for other serious conditions such as hepatitis, celiac disease, intestinal cancer and other related cancers.
Tests Performed by Gastroenterology Specialists
Some of the diagnostic tests that are available through our specialists include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and upper endoscopy. These procedures involve a microscopic camera to view various parts of the intestinal tract to examine the overall health and observe the presence of any growths that may exist.
Our services also include prolonged esophageal pH studies which are performed on patients who may be suffering symptoms of GERD and want to confirm a diagnosis.
These procedures and tests are performed by our highly-skilled specialists to help pinpoint any conditions that need to be addressed. To learn more about what our gastroenterologists can assist you with, schedule an appointment today.