Often patients ask “What are the benefits of seeing a gastroenterologist?” A gastroenterologist is a physician with specializes training and experience in managing diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, intestines, esophagus, liver, pancreas, colon and rectum. Gastroenterologists provide patients extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of GI conditions. They receive additional training, which includes 5 years of additional education in gastroenterology and internal medicine.
The unique training and experience of gastroenterologists allows them to provide high-quality, comprehensive care for patients with GI conditions and diseases. Gastrointestinal conditions include; nausea and vomiting, acid reflux, heartburn, dyspepsia/indigestion, peptic ulcer disease, gallstone pancreatitis, belching, bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain syndrome. Patients with GI diseases can benefit from individualized attention for the treatment and management including hepatitis C, colon cancer, esophageal cancer and more.
Gastroenterologists are specialists and have received special training in colonoscopy procedures. With specialized training the colonoscopy procedure is likely to perform a more though screening. An experienced colonoscopist will reach the very beginning of the large intestine in more than 90% of cases and in more than 95% of patients undergoing screening.
Digestive Center of the Palm Beaches has a team of dedicated professionals including board-certified gastroenterologists, nurses and staff. Our West Palm Beach gastroenterology office is a doctors office as well as an outpatient, endoscopic facility. Patients trust that they are in the hands of the most qualified and highly trained gastroenterologists West Palm Beach.