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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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What type of doctor can order an endoscopic ultrasound?

What type of doctor can order an endoscopic ultrasound?

Usually specialists: Endoscopic ultrasound (i.e. Eus) is performed by gastroenterologists who are specifically trained in this relatively new technique. The test is usually ordered by gastroenterologists, surgeons, and oncologists (cancer doctors), to check for tumors within and adjacent to the walls of the esophagus, stomach, and bowel. ...Read more

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What can an upper endoscopy of the GI tract diagnose?

What can an upper endoscopy of the GI tract diagnose?

Polyps, HiatalHernia: erythema, erosions, ulcers, bleeding, scaring, strictures, some common bile duct, cystic duct, gall bladder & pancreatic duct problems, varicose veins of stomach & esophagus & a number of other anatomic variations/abnormalities. In some cases, treat (either partially or a bit longer term) some of the issues seen during the procedure. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order an electroencephalogram?

What type of doctor can order an electroencephalogram?

Any: Any physician can order an eeg, which monitors the electrical activity in the brain, typically to look for signs of seizure. That being said, a neurologist is the type of physician trained to interpret an eeg, so no matter who orders the test, a neurologist's involvement is crucial to interpreting the results. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order an esophageal pH test?

What type of doctor can order an esophageal pH test?

Several pH tests: Ph testing is a measure in "real time" of reflux. Bravo pH testing implants a probe on your esophagus and records how much time your esophagus is exposed to acid. An impedance pH probe on the other hand is a thin tube passed into your esophagus by nose, and it measures whatever moves upward into, or stay in, your esophagus (acid or base). Your gastroenterologist (gi doctor) performs either test. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order an upper extremity joint MRI without dye?

What type of doctor can order an upper extremity joint MRI without dye?

Any doctor: Mri could be order by any md, do. I think usually order by orthopedic surgeon if he or she suspect some problem he could see vey well on the regular x-ray. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a barium enema?

What type of doctor can order a barium enema?

Many: A barium enema is a radiologic examination of the colon to look for defects, tumors and obstructions. Barium salts block x-rays, coating the lining which gives a better view of the colon. This can be ordered by your family doctor, a GI doctor, a surgeon, an er doctor, or a hospitalist. It is performed and evaluated by a radiologist. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a bronchoscopy?

What type of doctor can order a bronchoscopy?

Pulm or Gen Surg: Pulmonologists do the bulk of bronchoscopy; however, most general surgeons have some training in bronchoscopy and should be able to perform one. Most sophisticated bronchoscopic procedures (ebus, transbronchial biopsy, etc) will be performed by a pulmonologist. Any physician can refer someone for an evaluation for bronchoscopy - but only the person doing it can "order" it. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from an upper GI series?

UGI is pretty safe: Upper GI series x-rays esophagus, stomach & upper small intestine after you drink a chalky solution to coat the lining along with fizzies to distend the upper gut. Serious complications are really rare, but some people don't tolerate the volume of liquid, the sensation of distension, or are intolerant to the solution itself. They may vomit or aspirate the oral contrast agent, or have diarrhea. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a lower extremity joint mri?

What type of doctor can order a lower extremity joint mri?

Various: Evaluation of a joint is done to look for ligament and bony disruption in the case of unexplained pain, ongoing disease (like arthritis) or trauma. A joint MRI can be ordered by your family doctor, an er doctor, an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist. It is performed by a radiologist who will evaluate the results. ...Read more

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Having a complete upper&lower GI test to see the the cause of inflammation of small intestine what should II expexpect i'm extra sensitive to anthesic?

Having a complete upper&lower GI test to see the the cause of inflammation of small intestine what should II expexpect i'm extra sensitive to anthesic?

Depends...: I assume you mean you're having an upper endoscopy & colonoscopy. If you are to receive conscious sedation in an outpatient setting, this is traditionally managed by your gastroenterologist. However, mac (monitored anesthesia care) does typically involve anesthesia services. Either way, you should discuss your sensitivities with the sedating provider. Good luck with your tests--. ...Read more

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How is an endoscopy different from having a GI series?

How is an endoscopy different from having a GI series?

Difference: Endoscopy inserts a tube with a camera and takes videos and pictures. Upper GI makes x-rays after ingestion of oral dye (barium). ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a video fluoroscopy?

What type of doctor can order a video fluoroscopy?

A radiologist: Fluoroscopy is typically done by a trained radiologist. There are various exams that use this technique of doing real time x rays as the procedure is performed with storage of represented images. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a hla b27?

Rheumatologist: On an internist or family doctor can order it if indicated. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a nerve block?

What type of doctor can order a nerve block?

Any kind: Any doctor can order it. I would see a pain specialist to determine what type of injection would best benefit you. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor would help evaluate bloodsugar problems further?

Which type of doctor would help evaluate bloodsugar problems further?

Endocrinologists: Endocrinologists often treat patients who have complicated diabetes mellitus. ...Read more