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What does a gastroenterologist examine?

What does a gastroenterologist examine?

GI tract: It depends on the problem. The usual heart, lungs, head, mouth, throat, anus on external exam. The mouth, esophagus, stomach, early small bowels on upper endoscopy. Entire large bowel on colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What does a gastroenterologist actually do?

What does a gastroenterologist actually do?

GI Problems: They diagnosis and treat problems related to the intestinal system from one end to the other. They gain expertise in endoscopy, looking through the upper and lower GI systems with flexible scopes. Some "super" specialize in disorders of the liver. Some concentrate on inflammatory bowel disease. Most all are first internists who subspecialize in GI disorders. ...Read more

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When should someone see a gastroenterologist?

When should someone see a gastroenterologist?

Depends...: Most initial digestive problems can be addressed by your primary care doctor, but when further diagnostic procedures are needed, or when initial treatment attempts are unsuccessful, a gastroenterologist may be necessary. Also, everyone should see a G.I. doctor at age 50 or sometimes earlier, if there is a family history, for colon cancer screening. ...Read more

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Top gastroenterologists in southeastern asia?

Top gastroenterologists in southeastern asia?

Big area!: You've specified a very large geographic area, that encompasses a number of countries. Each country in turn practices gastroenterology a little bit differently. You may want to start your search for a board-certified gastroenterologist, perhaps one that has been american-trained and is affiliated with a teaching medical center. Good luck in your search for the expertise you seek. ...Read more

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Any recommendations for a good gastroenterologist in illinois?

Any recommendations for a good gastroenterologist in illinois?

Sure...: Northwestern memorial hospital in chicago offers world-class care, ; their GI department is nationally-ranked. Hope they're convenient to you--. ...Read more

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My son needs an appointment with a gastroenterologist near Peoria I'll. How can I accomplish that?

My son needs an appointment with a gastroenterologist near Peoria I'll. How can I accomplish that?

Call his doc: Many specialists require that a primary care provider do a referral before they will see a patient.This is also sometimes required by the insurance companies. You kids doc should know who is available and can provide them with access to prior history and findings. If you don't want to go that route, contact your insurer and get a list of where they will let you go.They may help you schedule it. ...Read more

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I want to become a gastroenterologist. What is meant by undergraduate? I know I need 3-4 years of this in the process.

I want to become a gastroenterologist. What is meant by undergraduate? I know I need 3-4 years of this in the process.

Physician training: In the US physician training typically involves 4 years of college for premed, 4 years of medical school and to train in Gastroenterology 3 years of training in Internal Medicine followed by 3 years of training in Gastroenterology. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is gastroenterologist a curable disease?

Is gastroenterologist a curable disease?

Gastroenteritis is: Emminently curable. A gastroenterologist is a physician who treats patients with bowel conditions, and they can only be "cured" by retirement. ...Read more