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A doctor who has a specialization in the diagnosis and treatment of problems of gastrointestinal (GI) tract and liver is a gastroenterologist.
You might need to see a gastroenterologist for health issues like:
- Esophagus, the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach
- Small intestine
- Bile ducts
A gastrologist is someone who has training in gastrology. Caring for the stomach with medicine and food both comes under it.
This term was coined in early 1900s. But now the word has been replaced by gastroenterology.
What they do
There could be many reasons for visiting a gastroenterologist. This doctor performs routine colonoscopies, a test that looks at the inside of your colon. Your primary care doctor may also refer you to a gastroenterologist if you have problems with:
- Severe diarrhea
- Food coming back up after you swallow
These could be small health issues or signs of a serious condition. Gastroenterologists have the tools and expertise to diagnose you correctly. A few of the diseases and conditions they control include:
- Colon polyps that may turn into cancer
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Cancer of the esophagus
For issues mentioned above, seek gastroenterologists for the treatment. You can book an instant appointment with the best gastroenterologist in your area on the HospitALL website. You can also call our CareALL helpline. Our dedicated CareALL staff is always there to help you.