Do I Need to Visit a Gastroenterologist?
A Gastroenterologist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the digestive organs including the Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Colon, Liver, Pancreas and Gallbladder.
Symptoms related to digestive diseases may arise from diseases of the digestive organs themselves or sometimes from other areas. An example is motion sickness which causes nausea and vomiting but is actually caused by an inner ear imbalance. A full history from the patient and sometimes family members is needed as well as a complete and thorough exam of the body.