Gastroenterologist are physicians with at least ten years of highly specialized training who studied, diagnosed and treated the normal functions, disorders and diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract comprises all the organs that make human digestion possible, including the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, colon, rectum, liver, gallbladder and pancreas. In addition to the comprehensive knowledge of each of these intricate systems, this physician is skilled in performing advanced endoscopic procedures, analyzing the results and recommending proper treatment.
It is difficult to imagine any adult who has not experienced at least some degree of upset stomach, heartburn, or indigestion. These seem to be the occasional reward for indulgent eating habits. There are medications many people need to take that produce negative side effects such as constipation or bloating. Experiencing these or other related symptoms intermittently is usually not of any concern; however, if the symptoms persist or increase in intensity, it is time to see a Gastroenterologist in Jacksonville. Symptoms that require attention sooner rather than later include abnormal bowel movements, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, or trouble swallowing, to name a few. There is also an age at which regular screenings are recommended whether there are symptoms or not.
There is a broad continuum of investigative tests and tools available to the Gastroenterologist in Jacksonville designed to discover the source of the problem and aid in treatment planning. Clearly some tests, like the colonoscopy, have earned the reputation of being uncomfortable, not to mention embarrassing, making some patients apprehensive to having these important assessments. Advancements in medical technology, however, have brought invasive tests to the highest level of patient comfort. Now, patients no longer need to be fearful of these tests. Be sure to contact Digestive Disease Consultant today for an appointment or visit our website, http://ddcjax.com/.