Baptist Medical Group Gastroenterologists
When it comes to health problems involving the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines (colon), pancreas and liver, patients can turn to the field of gastroenterology. This medical specialty focuses on disorders and conditions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Baptist Medical Group physicians who specialize in the area of gastroenterology are experienced in diagnosing, treating and preventing conditions that affect the digestive system. When you need a specialist for a problem in this area of your body, Baptist Medical Group gastroenterologists are here to help.
What Do Baptist Medical Group Gastroenterologists Do?
The gastroenterologists at Baptist Medical Group help treat and manage digestive system problems, such as Crohn's disease. These health care professionals do not perform surgeries. Rather, their role is to perform diagnostic testing and routine laboratory studies, including general physical check-ups, to diagnose a gastrointestinal problem. These physicians may perform procedures such as liver biopsies and gastrointestinal examinations using flexible medical instruments called endoscopes.
Once a problem is diagnosed, Baptist Medical Group gastroenterologists work to provide the proper treatment for the condition. If a health condition falls outside the services of a gastroenterologist, they will refer you to the appropriate specialty physician. The skills of Baptist Medical Group gastroenterologists are highly specialized – they are most needed when special knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of a digestive problem is required.
Types of Conditions Treated
When a patient sees a Baptist Medical Group physician who specializes in gastroenterology, they may be dealing with one of the following health problems:
- Gastric ulcers
- Gallbladder attacks
- Crohn's disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Gastrointestinal cancers
- And more