Occasional indigestion is a common problem, and the many heartburn commercials on TV seem to prove that. But when digestive disorders become painful and persistent, it’s important to find a gastroenterologist for your care.
At Mercy, our gastroenterology team is experienced in diagnosing and treating all types of illnesses affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. We can alleviate your symptoms and reduce or eliminate discomfort no matter where it may appear in your digestive system, from your esophagus and stomach to your small and large intestines, as well as the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.
Mercy’s GI specialists provide effective treatment for digestive disorders such as:
A gastroenterologist, or GI doctor, is a physician specifically trained in managing diseases of the gastrointestinal tract – the stomach, intestines, esophagus, liver, pancreas, colon and rectum. The experience often includes training in endoscopy: the use of narrow, flexible lighted tubes with built-in video cameras inside the GI tract.
Physicians complete years of education and extensive training to become a gastroenterologist. Board certification for gastroenterologists is provided by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Certification requires physicians to complete graduate medical education fellowship training, demonstrate clinical competence and pass the Gastroenterology Certification Exam.