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When it comes to uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms, patients need and want care fast. Book a same or next day appointment with a top-rated gastroenterologist in your area.

Can a gastrologist near me offer same or next day availability?

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Will i be able to verify insurance coverage before confirmation of my appointment?

Our featured practitioners accept all commonly used health insurances.

What steps should i take to make my appointments online?

Make sure the provider you are interested in can offer you clinic hours that fit your schedule. Then book the clinician who fits all your health requirements and read reviews so you can go in-person feeling confident about your decisions.

Is there a gastrologist near me with after-hours and weekend availability?

Most physicians who specialize in gastrointestinal disorders are open Monday-Friday with extended evening hours but do not usually have weekend availability. You can search and book a specialist with in-person or virtual office hours which are best for your schedule.

Will a local specialist provide telemedicine visits?

Most providers offer telemedicine visits to patients with specific concerns. If your provider decides that your concerns can only be treated in office, then you may need to go in-person for optimal treatment. Telemedicine visits are great for consultations or evaluations, but further treatment may not be obtainable virtually. Telemedicine appointments are covered by health insurances if the clinician conducting the appointment is in-network with your insurance company.

What do gastroenterologists do in the medical field?

A gastrointestinal physician also known as a gastroenterologist is a division of medicine that focuses on medical diagnosis and treatment conditions of the digestive tract, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and bile ducts. They also perform routine procedures like colonoscopies and treat common diseases that include but are not limited to:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hepatitis
  • Constipation
  • Bloating

Your primary care physician may refer you to a gastroenterologist is you are experiencing

  • Trouble swallowing
  • Heartburn
  • Regurgitation
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Polys of the colon that may or may not be precancerous
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) also known as heartburn
  • Food allergies

Can a gastrologist near me help with my gastroparesis?

Yes. Your GI doctor can help figure out the cause of your gastroparesis and work with you to develop a treatment plan. Gastroparesis is a chronic disorder is which your stomach has delayed emptying of contents but there isn’t an intestinal blockage. Symptoms can include fulling excessively full after meals, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, pain, belching, and bloating. Fatty foods or carbonation can cause symptoms which may resemble gastroparesis. Diabetes is one of the main causes of this disease, but it may also occur after surgery or due to bacterial or viral infections. The following medication cause delayed stomach emptying:

  • Narcotics
  • Marijuana
  • Antidepressants
  • Progesterone
  • Nicotine
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Lithium
  • Dopamine agonists
  • Clonidine
  • Calcium channel blockers

Treatments include medicine to treat stomach emptying as well as dietary changes. Limiting fatty, acidic, spicy, and high fiber foods can help as well as eating small frequent foods instead of large meals occasionally.

What are the most common procedures offered by a gastroenterologist?

Gastroenterologists manage and treat many disorders relating to the gastrointestinal tract. They treat problems that inhibit the body to digest food naturally and comfortably. It is of utmost important that your digestive system is working properly so that you can absorb the nutrients you need that keep you healthy. The following medical procedures are used by GI doctors to check for various gastro diseases.

  • Colonoscopy is a little camera inserted into the rectum, colon, and intestinal tract to get a clear image of what inside looks like, including checking for polyps and tumors.
  • Upper GI endoscopy is used to look for disease in the upper gastro system and esophagus
  • CT enterography imaging test used to see contrasted material in the small intestine
  • Abdominal Angiogram test that looks at various abdominal arteries
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy, which is like a colonoscopy, but it is used to only look at a small portion of the colon
  • Endoscopic or abdominal ultrasound

The following treatments are commonly administered by a gastroenterologist:

  • Surgical procedures such as appendectomy, colostomy, bowel surgery, proctectomy, and gastric bypass surgery as well as many more.
  • Polyp removal
  • Cecostomy which is used to clear the bowels
  • Esophageal, duodenal, colonic, and bile duct stent placement that helps passage of bodily fluids, waste, and solids.

Is appendicitis fatal?

Appendicitis can be fatal if the appendix bursts and infection spreads throughout the body. Although now a days fatality due to appendicitis is very unlikely. This illness is inflammation of the appendix caused by infection and pus build up inside of the finger like sack. Symptoms include:

  • Sudden pain which begins on the right side of the lower abdomen
  • Gas
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Low grade fever that will worsen as disease progresses
  • Sudden pain that begins around your navel and then shifts
  • Nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.

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