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Proctology Vs Gastroenterology
Both: Both do however if a mass is there the colon and rectal surgeon can take care of it. In addition a colorectal surgeon would be more agressive at removing a polyp whereas a GI may be more apt to recommend surgery. This is based on personal experience. Fyi colonoscopy was pioneered by a general and cardiothoracic surgeon at beth israel in ny. Dr wolff and dr shinya invented polypectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gyn vs gyn oncology: A gynecologist takes care of all ladys and health issues related to say "female issues": annual pelvic exams, pap smears, helping with birth control, treating stds, and helping lady's make it through menopause. Gyn oncologist treats ladys who have developed cancer of the cervix, uterus, vagina, vulva etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Gi doctors are : Specialized internal medicine doctors who can diagnose and treat both upper and lower GI pathology. Colon and rectal surgeons are surgeons who limit their diagnosis and treatment, including surgery, to the lower GI tract. Gi doctors do not perform surgery. There is some overlap but there are definite differences as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is an outpatient procedure where an endoscope is descended through the mouth to look at the upper gastrointestinal tact, the patient is sedated lightly and some biopsies can be taken, but it is not considered surgery. ...Read more
Depends on the: Indications for the surgery. Crohn's disease should never be treated with a j pouch. Then it is an issue with the patients preferences and life style and skills of your surgeon. J pouch usually requires a temporary ileostomy and thus an extra operation to close the temporary ileostomy. These are issues to discuss with the surgeon and contact your local ostomy association, meetings and ask members. ...Read more
Important difference: Hemorrhoids are a benign disease, in other words a problem that for most people is not serious. They are like varicose veins. Symptoms are seeing blood in the stool from time to time. Cancer can produce the same symptoms but is a very different disease. In this problem cells that line the colon change into cancer cells. These cells grow and grow without control. This is brief i know. ...Read more
Very Diff. Cancers: As close as these 2 areas are on the body, the cancers are quite different. Ca of the anus is an aggressive type of skin cancer that, when caught early, responds very well to chemo- and radiation therapy; surgery is rarely needed. Ca of the rectum is very similar to colon ca, arising from the inner intestinal lining; surgery is the main treatment, often preceded by chemo and radiation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: This type of surgery which includes removal of all the colon and then an ileo-rectal pouch anastomosi is used for complicated ulcerative colitis, with complications that can be bleeding, transformation to pre-cancerous changes, or pain and fevers with failure of medications. It can be a very successful surgery with very good results, as long as the surgery is performed by a specialist in this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: gastroenterologists are medical but do procedures. General surgeons do some same scope procedures, but also do laparoscopic and open surgery. ...Read more
Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?
DifferentSpecialties: Each of the doctors mentioned underwent separate residencies focused on their areas of interest. While there may be overlap in particular diseases treated, they would work together to provide optimal care. For example, a pediatric surgeon may be responsible for the surgical removal of a tumor and the oncologist would be responsible for coordinating chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
IBD (Crohn's vs UC): Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) includes a spectrum of disorders that result in gut inflammation with systemic manifestations. Gut involvement in ulcerative colitis is limited to the lining of the colon whereas in crohn's disease there is transmural (full-thickness) inflammation that can involve any portion of the gut (from mouth to anus). See my other healthtap answers on the subject too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Gastroenterology-after erythro, had abd. pain (gnawing/tend.+diffuse sharp) for 1y; then occas. brief flareup nxt 10y. No ptrn. Chance cancer/serious?
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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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
What should I expect from my first Gastroenterology appointment? I have had some pretty severe stomach problems that are getting worse.
Gi referral: Most likely good history. Exam and lab work to start with. Then based on this perhaps scoping ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 9 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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