Our gastroenterology specialists are dedicated to the treatment of digestive disorders. Gastroenterology deals with functions and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver – from how your body absorbs nutrients and removes waste from the system. You may also hear the term GI for the gastrointestinal tract.
We understand that it can be embarrassing to talk about things like gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea and hemorrhoids. These are common problems for many people. In most cases, it’s not serious. However, if it causes you significant discomfort and you can’t find relief from a change in diet or an over-the-counter medication, you should mention it to your doctor. We recommend the American College of Gastroenterology website for answers to some of your concerns.
Our gastroenterologists have extensive training in diseases of the digestive tract and liver. In addition to medical school, they must complete a three-year internal medicine residency and then undergo additional specialized training with a two- or three-year fellowship in gastroenterology. With this intense preparation, they are qualified to answer any questions you may have and prescribe the best course of treatment for a wide variety of conditions.