Gastroenterologists are internal medicine specialists, who are have extra training and expertise in the diagnosis, management and treatment of digestive disorders. Patients who have persistent symptoms such as frequent heartburn, gas, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, or stomach pain may be referred to a gastroenterologist. These symptoms may indicate more serious disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gall bladder, bile ducts or liver.
The Gastroenterologist may order blood tests, collection of samples, or X-ray procedures to confirm the diagnosis. Occasionally, some patients are booked in the operating room, so the doctor can view the area of concern through a scope.
Whitehorse General Hospital has one visiting gastroenterologist
Visits per year: 2
Days each visit: 2