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Does a gastroenterology doctor only treat people with stomach problems ?
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
"mouth to anus" describes the 'GI Tract' - and, of course, the liver and pancreas feed into this system...
Dr. Daniel Motola
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
They treat patients who have problems affecting any part of the gastrointestinal tract including liver , pancreas, gall bladder esophagus, stomach, small intestine , colon and rectum

In brief: No
They treat patients who have problems affecting any part of the gastrointestinal tract including liver , pancreas, gall bladder esophagus, stomach, small intestine , colon and rectum
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Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No.
The scope of gastroenterology can range from disorders stemming from the esophagus to the rectum. Diseases can range from infections to inflammation and cancer involving this organ.
The GI system comprises the esophagus, stomach, liver & gallbladder, small intestines, colin, rectum and anus.

In brief: No.
The scope of gastroenterology can range from disorders stemming from the esophagus to the rectum. Diseases can range from infections to inflammation and cancer involving this organ.
The GI system comprises the esophagus, stomach, liver & gallbladder, small intestines, colin, rectum and anus.
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Awesome picture. Don't think I've ever worn one of those while scoping.
Dr. Donald Lipkis
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Gastroenterologists are digestive disease specialists who treat problems related to the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, biliary tract and pancreas.

In brief: No
Gastroenterologists are digestive disease specialists who treat problems related to the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, biliary tract and pancreas.
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Dr. Eric Teitel
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not only stomach
But the entire digestive tract from mouth to anus, as well as organs that contribute to the digestive tracy such as the liver and pancreas.

In brief: Not only stomach
But the entire digestive tract from mouth to anus, as well as organs that contribute to the digestive tracy such as the liver and pancreas.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Any problems with the digestive system including the liver.

In brief: No
Any problems with the digestive system including the liver.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Ahmet Aybar
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
In brief: GI spectrum
We treat anything related to your gastrointestinal tract not limited to stomach

In brief: GI spectrum
We treat anything related to your gastrointestinal tract not limited to stomach
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Dr. Kristel Hunt
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
In brief: Not at all
some have used the term 'mouth to anus' :) but esophagus, stomach, small bowel, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, colon, rectum - all fall under GI.

In brief: Not at all
some have used the term 'mouth to anus' :) but esophagus, stomach, small bowel, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, colon, rectum - all fall under GI.
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Dr. Fernando Austin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Gastroenterology
Gi involves the treatment/management of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract including esophagus, stomach, small & large intestine, liver, gallbladder & pancreas.
Problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea & abdominal pain are also evaluated by GI specialists.

In brief: Gastroenterology
Gi involves the treatment/management of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract including esophagus, stomach, small & large intestine, liver, gallbladder & pancreas.
Problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea & abdominal pain are also evaluated by GI specialists.
Dr. Fernando Austin
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: NO
I see patients with liver, gallbladder, pancreas, small intestine, colonic and rectal problems.

In brief: NO
I see patients with liver, gallbladder, pancreas, small intestine, colonic and rectal problems.
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