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What is a gastroenterologist?

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Gastroenterologists are doctors who are trained to diagnose and treat problems in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract and liver. They have 5 to 6 years of specialized education after medical school. You may need to visit a gastroenterologist for health concerns with your:

  • Esophagus, the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach
  • Stomach
  • Small intestine
  • Colon
  • Rectum
  • Pancreas
  • Gallbladder
  • Bile ducts
  • Liver

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: “What is a Gastroenterologist?”

MediLexicon: “Gastrology.”

Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary: “Gastrology.”

Sun, W. Feb. 1, 2015. Cancer Letters,

Hryszczykowa, L. Sept. 15, 1988. Wiadomosci Lekarski,

UNC School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 06, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: “What is a Gastroenterologist?”

MediLexicon: “Gastrology.”

Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary: “Gastrology.”

Sun, W. Feb. 1, 2015. Cancer Letters,

Hryszczykowa, L. Sept. 15, 1988. Wiadomosci Lekarski,

UNC School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 06, 2017

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