The physician who has gained expertise in understanding and treating the various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver through years of practical training and experience is commonly known as a gastroenterologist.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT GASTROENTEROLOGIST?
Some common diseases that are treated by a gastroenterologist include liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer and bronchogenic tumors.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF GASTROENTEROLOGIST?
Gastroenterologists are experts in detecting polyps and cancer associated with the digestive tract with the help of their vast and accurate knowledge about colonoscopy.
COMMON PROBLEMS YOU SHOULD SEE GASTROENTEROLOGIST FOR
Conditions such as hepatic encephalopathy, intestinal obstruction, corrosive injuries caused due to acids, diseases related to esophageal dysmotility and abdominal pain are treated by a gastroenterologist.
DID YOU KNOW?
7 seconds is the time taken by food to travel from the esophagus to the stomach.