Branch of medicine that diagnoses and treats diseases of the digestive system and associated organs, such as the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas, colon and rectum.
The most common diseases treated are: gastritis, irritable bowel disease, gastric ulcer
When should I go to a gastroenterologist?
- When you experience abdominal pain or cramping.
- If your bowel movements are hard and the frequency of bowel movements is abnormal.
- When you have hemorrhoids.