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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Gastroenterologists are those doctors you consult when you suffer or experience any kind of issue which is affecting your digestive system.
There are so many gastroenterologists in India that a person can visit for the correction of their disorder or disease which is concerning their digestive health. Apart from the presence of various gastroenterologists throughout the nation you may also find gastroenterologists who are very experienced and hold so much knowledge in this field.
Some of the gastroenterologists in India are very popular and renowned. They are known at the international stage as well just because of their contributions and treatment methods. Majority of the gastroenterologists that are present in India are known to be treating and curing all kinds of medical issues that are found to be associated with the digestive system of a person.
The training and qualifications that gastroenterologists of India receive is said to be that they have completed a degree of MBBS which is of 5½ years duration and it is followed by a 2 years MD course (Medicine) and this MD course is later followed by a 3 years specialization course which is DM gastroenterology.
Gastroenterology is a very interesting and amazing field of medicine and there are so many marvelous and interesting facts that you should know about this field, some of the interesting facts are mentioned below:
They are known to specialize in providing treatment for problems that are long term or chronic.
They are considered to be the specialists who can provide treatment for all the problems associated with the digestive system of a person.
They are also known to be helpful in the detection and prevention of various kinds of cancer.
They can provide treatment for problems that are not concerned with the colon only.
The gastroenterologists are responsible for making a very big difference in the nationwide health.
They are required to obtain a fellowship after they have completed their medical school.
Some of the gastroenterologists are known to specialize further after the completion of their post graduation.
They are considered to be an expert in the utilization of modern surgical technology.
They are known to specialize in performing and carrying out several kinds of procedures which are required for the diagnosis, treatment and for the management of the conditions. Some of the common types of procedures are listed below:
Endoscopy; in this process a camera is attached to a long and thin tube which is known as an endoscope and is used for looking inside the body.
Colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy; this is a process which is somewhat similar to that of endoscopy but the major difference is that the tube is put inside the body through the rectum instead of the mouth.
Polypectomy; in this process different numbers of polyps are removed from the lining of the bowel.
Esophageal dilation; in this process a narrow area of the esophagus is stretched out.
Gastroenterologists can perform certain tests as well, given below are the tests performed by a gastroenterologist:
Virtual colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening
CT scan of pancreas
CT scan of the abdomen
Throughout the nation there are so many well known and trained gastroenterologists can be found but some of the cities that have the majority number of expert gastroenterologists in India are New Delhi and the cities that follow it are Mumbai and Ghaziabad respectively. In these cities the centers for the treatment could be a hospital, clinic, etc.
The major difference between a gastroenterologist and proctologist is said to be that a gastroenterologist can only perform procedures like colonoscopy but he can not provide surgical guidance for the correction of the problem whereas a proctologist is qualified to perform all kinds of surgical procedures.
There are some questions that you are suggested to ask to your gastroenterologist and those questions are mentioned below:
Do the symptoms that I have encountered have led me to this diagnosis?
What is the reason behind the disorder or condition?
Can I have prevented this condition that has occurred to me?
How much time will I take to get past this problem with the help of medications?
Do I need to continue taking these medicines throughout my life?
Should I undergo any surgical procedures for the correction of.my medical condition?
The condition which I am suffering from, is it very common?
Apart from these questions you can ask some other questions as well which you may find relevant to the problem you are suffering from.
There are so many symptoms for which you should be considering visiting a gastroenterologist and the symptoms can only be corrected or treated by a gastroenterologist only. Some of the common symptoms treated by a gastroenterologist are mentioned below:
When you have an ongoing diarrhea
When you are suffering from the condition of constipation
When you are feeling bloated on an unusual basis
When you are experiencing severe heartburn on very frequent and regular basis
When you notice that you have blood coming in your stool
When you notice that your rectal part is bleeding
When you are due for your own colonoscopy
When you have encountered a very sudden and severe kind of abdominal pain