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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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What number of years do I have to study in order to be a gastroenterologist?

What number of years do I have to study in order to be a gastroenterologist?

Gastroenterology: Average length of time is four years of medical school, three or four years of internal medicine residency, and three or four years of G.I. Fellowship. I personally did 11 years altogether. It's a rewarding field. Go for it if you are interested. ...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

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I want a good gastroenterologist in Mumbai .India?

Check locally.: We are all docs in the United States. Most of us know a "good gastroenterologist" in our own towns, or states. Few of us know how good a doc is when that doc is far away, whether in another state, or in another country! Check with your own primary care doc, who will know the best docs where you are. Check with friends and family members, too. ...Read more

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How does a gastroenterologist treat Crohn's disease?

How does a gastroenterologist treat Crohn's disease?

Crohns: can be treated with mesalamine or Asacol or sulfasalazine, acute or severe cases can be treated with steroids or steroid sparing drugs like azathoprine or cyclosporine or biologic agents ...Read more

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What does a visit with a gastroenterologist generally cost?

Hard to quote fees: It is very difficult for fees to be quoted for any professional visit over the internet, since fees vary widely from region to region. Your best bet is to call a trusted doctor in your area to get an idea. ...Read more

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When will a gastroenterologist consider surgery for acid reclux?

When will a gastroenterologist consider surgery for acid reclux?

Second opinion: There is no right or wrong answer here. Each patient case has unique risk factors that impact the therapy your GI doc is delivering. If you are interested in learning the risks and benefits of the surgical procedures for gerd, okay to ask for surgical referral. Take a family member with you for this visit. ...Read more

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What is the difference bwtween a hepatologist and a gastroenterologist?

What is the difference bwtween a hepatologist and a gastroenterologist?

See below: A hepatologist is a specialist that deals with the liver, gall bladder, biliary tree and pancreas and the diseases involving these organs. It is a sub-specialty of gastroenterology. A gastroenterologist can deal with the above but primarily deals with the GI tract from the esophagus to the anus and the diseases involved. ...Read more

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Which gastroenterologists in the Orange County or L.A. county perform EUS?

Which gastroenterologists in the Orange County or L.A. county perform EUS?

EUS: What I would do is chose a particular hospital such as UCLA/Ronald Reagan. Call the division of Gastroenterology and get a list of the physicians at that institution that perform EUS. As always with a new physician make sure that they take your insurance ...Read more

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Please tell me what type of specialists would a gastroenterologist send you to?

Depends: If you got to the GI doc on referral from your family doc, then the GI doc has a specific problem to assess and sometimes that might require surgery so you would be referred to a general surgeon. However GI docs are fully trained internists and in the process of checking out your GI problem, might discover something else which would require alternate specialist like cardioliologists. ...Read more

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I need a Gastroenterologist to answer my question a specialist not just any DR?

Gastroenterologist: You might start by asking any family or friend will tell you which doctor to see. Yes, a Gastroenterologist is the person to see. Hope all goes well. ...Read more