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Frequently Asked Questions
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. All normal activity and diseases of the digestive system come under this study.
A gastroenterologist is a specialist with expertise in the disorders and diseases that affect the digestive system, which includes the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus) as well as the pancreas, liver, bile ducts, and gallbladder.
You need to visit a gastroenterologist when you experience abnormal bowel movements, constipation, rectal bleeding, frequent heartburn, abdominal pain or bloating, peptic ulcers, jaundice, dysphagia, unexplained weight loss, or reaching the age of 45 and have a family history of colorectal cancer.
Gastroenterologists perform a number of diagnostic tests and medical treatments, including minimally invasive surgeries, colonoscopies, endoscopies and biopsies.
Yes, gastroenterologists perform surgeries when necessary, in order to treat some digestive disorders.
Gastroenterologists can treat a variety of diseases related to the digestive system, including abdominal pain, acid reflux/GERD, Barrett’s esophagus, celiac disease, colitis, colonoscopy, Crohn’s disease, gallstones, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), liver disease, pancreatic disease and ulcerative colitis.
You can find the best gastroenterologists near you by using the "Search gastroenterologist by pincode" or "Search gastroenterologist by city" feature provided by Medindia. Medindia has a repository of premium Gastroenterology doctors who have subscribed to its virtual clinic for tele-consultations or physical consults. These are all verified doctors and are available with their contact number, address, location, education, experience, language known, available time for appointments, their total years of experience and many more details.
Here is a list of verified Gastroenterologists from India who have a virtual clinic on Medindia and provide online video consultation for patients.