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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Overview)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, esophagus, stomach, intestines, etc


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What is gastroenterology?

What is gastroenterology?

Subspecialty: This is a subspecialty within internal medicine that focuses on the nonsurgical diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small and large intestines, liver, and pancreas. Gastroenterologists do endoscopy to look at the inside of the gut and its glands, manage patients with chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis, and much else. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
1,277 Doctors shared insights

Gastroenterology (Overview)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, esophagus, stomach, intestines, etc


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What is common gastroenterology trouble?

What is common gastroenterology trouble?

Common conditions: The most common conditions treated by gastroenterologists include gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, dyspepsia, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. We also treat diseases of the liver such as hepatitis b, c, etc. ...Read more

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Mymedicaldomains. Com – anyone heard of those guys and the medical domains? Are those really medical domains? If so I intend to buy gastroenterology. Md

Not really: .Md is the top level domain assigned to the republic of moldova. All countries have been given tlds. (.Us=usa). This site is trying to act as a reseller of these domains similar to how many companies resell the. Com domaines. The listed site for purchasing domains is http://www. Register. Md/
if you truly want one of the expensive domains, would recommend going through the official site. ...Read more

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What does a gastroenterology doctor do?

GI Tract care: Gastrenterologists are doctors that diagnose and treat conditions affecting the gastro-intestinal tract (git) or digestive system which consists of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines up to the anus as well as adjorning organs such as the liver, pancreas, gall bladder etc. Common conditions treated by GI docs include ibs, crohns & uc, GI cancers & ulcers, hemorroids, gerd etc. ...Read more

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What's a pediatric gastroenterology clinic?

What's a pediatric gastroenterology clinic?

See below: A pediatric gastroenterology clinic specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with disease of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, colon, liver and pancreas. ...Read more

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If I have IBS should I see a gastroenterology doctor?

If I have IBS should I see a gastroenterology doctor?

Yes: But try to find one that has had a lot of experience and good success with treqting patients with ibs. ...Read more

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Could anyone tell which hospitals/doctors in pune are good for gastroenterology/hepatology?

Could anyone tell which hospitals/doctors in pune are good for gastroenterology/hepatology?

Don't know pune: I don't know where pune is but by going to the websites of the aga you can search for an aga member near your.

https://secure. Gastro. Org/gilocator/locator. Asp. ...Read more

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Can a general surgeon perform a lap ban surgery or does it have to be a gastroenterology dr?

Can a general surgeon perform a lap ban surgery or does it have to be a gastroenterology dr?

Bariatric surgery: There is a specialty of medine for this--bariatric surgery. Gastroenterologists generally don't do surgery-mostly endoscopic procedures and biopsies etc. Bariatric surgeons are trained to do just these bypass procedures. I advise consult your doc for an evaluation and possible referal to a bariatric surgeon--and lung/heart/psychiatry doc as part of the "requirement" for these surgeries. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had a heart cath done and it came out clear and the gastroenterology test I had done also came out clear, what could the chest pain be?

Other tests needed: Which gastroenterology test did you have? A negative upper endoscopy does not rule out a GI source of chest pain. There are other tests such as esophageal manometry that could be performed to seek an answer. Non cardiac chest pain can be many things, including costochondritis as others have mentioned. But I don't think you had a fully negative GI workup with just an endoscopy. ...Read more

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For GI issues. Taking Ranitidine, Carafate, Compazine, (prochlorperazine) and GasX... any contradictions interactions to watch out for? Medications by primary dr. And Gastroenterology dr.

For GI issues. Taking Ranitidine, Carafate, Compazine, (prochlorperazine) and GasX... any contradictions interactions to watch out for? Medications by primary dr. And Gastroenterology dr.

Ok: These medications all have different mechanisms of action and I don't think there are contraindications or interactions to worry about. In situations or questions like this, your pharmacist, who has access to information about almost all medications, can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Does a gastroenterology doctor only treat people with stomach problems?

Does a gastroenterology doctor only treat people with stomach problems?

No: Gastroenterologist specialize in diseases of the stomach, intestine, colon, pancreas and liver. All gastroenterologist have completed a residency in internal medicine as well and have knowledge in this area but generally don't practice internal medicine (though some may do a lot of general medicine). ...Read more

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I have stomach pains, how do you know whether to go to gastroenterology, or gynaecology, or urology?

I have stomach pains, how do you know whether to go to gastroenterology, or gynaecology, or urology?

It might be best to: Start with your pcm. Your pcm can illicit other symptoms or detect findings on physical exam or studies that will help to guide the direction that the workup needs to go in. Take care. ...Read more

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Nausea worst in mornings, lingers but not as bad all day. Sensitive to smells. Tired all the time. Gastroenterology tests detect nothing. NOT PREGNANT.

Nausea worst in mornings, lingers but not as bad all day. Sensitive to smells. Tired all the time. Gastroenterology tests detect nothing. NOT PREGNANT.

You're sure - right?: Well, if you are definitely not pregnant this might reflect a situation that creates these common early pregnancy symptoms. I'd suggest a full OBGYN exam to find what is acting in some respects like pregnancy. Hopefully, an OBGYN here will give advice too. But it's worth a good exam to find out. Best! ...Read more

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I have stomach pains, how do you know whether to go to gastroenterology, or gynecology, or urology?

I have stomach pains, how do you know whether to go to gastroenterology, or gynecology, or urology?

Start with your: Primary care provider who can assess and determine which type of consult is indicated. ...Read more

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Gastroenterology: Does an endoscopic ultrasound of the pancreas usually require general anesthesia of the patient or can there be twilight sleep?

Gastroenterology: Does an endoscopic ultrasound of the pancreas usually require general anesthesia of the patient or can there be twilight sleep?

Outside my area!: I'm not an expert on this - but, even if I had a knowledgeable POV - it would mean nothing for your case. The medical team responsible for your procedure will not be moved from the practices they are confident and comfortable with. Really, they're right to make choices they'll be responsible for. If you can find what you want, fine. If you fear GA, try to find help w/ this fear - you can! Best! ...Read more

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18 year gastroenterology patient. Also Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. Appt Fri. Pain constipation, bad heartburn, nausea. What will relieve until?

18 year gastroenterology patient. Also Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. Appt Fri. Pain constipation, bad heartburn, nausea. What will relieve until?

Try antacids: Simple antacids are the first line of treatment. If liquid Mylanta or Maalox is helpful, you may also consider a short treatment with OTC acid blocker such as Prilosec (omeprazole) ...Read more