Uncomfortable GI symptoms can force you to miss out on important events in your life. Good digestive health is very important both physically and emotionally. A gastroenterologist can help you find relief from the smallest to the most serious digestive issues.
An appointment with a GI specialist would start with an overall physical exam. They may then recommend other exams, such as blood tests, imaging, GI endoscopic procedures and motility tests. Depending on your age, they may also schedule a preventive exam, such as a colonoscopy.
Several of UNCPN’s specialty clinics have an experienced and caring gastroenterologist on staff. They can help prevent and treat some of the following digestive disorders and conditions:
- Celiac disease
- Colon cancer
- Crohn’s disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Reflux disease (GERD) and swallowing problems
- Ulcerative colitis