The digestive tract is an extremely important part of your body and it’s important that you understand the best ways to care for them. Part of caring for your gastrointestinal tract is having a gastroenterologist that you can work with to keep yourself healthy. Before seeing your gastroenterologist, continue reading to find some frequently asked questions about what gastroenterology is and how it can help keep you in a great quality of life.
Frequently Asked Gastroenterology Questions
What is a gastroenterologist?
A gastroenterologist is a doctor that is specially trained with a focus on keeping your gastrointestinal tract in working order. They can help diagnose issues that may be keeping you from being able to digest food in a comfortable way.
What are common tests done by a gastroenterologist?
In order to keep your body running smoothly, your gastroenterologist needs to be able to see inside your gastrointestinal tract to determine what issues might be bothering you. Some of these common tests include colonoscopy, upper Gi endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, abdominal angiogram, and CT enterography.
What are common forms of gastroenterology treatments?
Depending on what issues are affecting you, your doctor will be able to analyze and assess your issues, picking the best form of treatment for you! You may need polyp removal, stent placements, cecostomy, or certain surgical procedures.
What are some common types of gastrointestinal issues?
- Some common issues include:
- Celiac disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
When should I call my doctor?
Today! Don’t hesitate to reach out to your gastroenterologist with any further questions you may have about gastroenterology. Call for more information and to set up your appointment with your gastroenterologist at Digestive Medicine Associates, LLP, in Hialeah, Coral Gables, Kendall, and Pembroke Pines, FL, at (305) 822-4107 today!