Why consult a Gastroenterologist
When you may be experiencing symptoms of digestive or intestinal problems, this would be the time to consider contacting a GI Dr. If you have a known history of Ulcerative colitis or Crohns disease and require an opinion regarding your current therapy or options for newer treatments this is where the Gastroenterology experts at the Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Center of Atlanta may help.
Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. It involves a detailed understanding of the normal action (physiology) of the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine (motility), the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ.
It includes common and important conditions such as colon polyps, colon cancer, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease Chronic diarrhea, constipation, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. In essence, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs is where the expertise of a Gastroenterologist may be helpful.
If you’ve been searching for “gastroenterology specialists near me”, we urge you to reach out to us at the Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Center of Atlanta. Since 2009, we have provided our patients with specialized IBD health care services catered to fit their needs, and we were the first center in the USA to be recognized by the American Gastroenterological Association as a an IBD Center of Excellence.
Contact us today to learn more or make an appointment.