What is a Gastroenterologist?
A Gastroenterologist is a physician with dedicated training and unique experience in the management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.
What is Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. It involves a detailed understanding of the normal action (physiology) of the gastroin testinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine (motility), the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ. It includes common and important conditions such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. In essence, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs is part of the study of Gastroenterology. (source: American College of Gastroenterology)
You are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of the resources we have made available on this site, whether you are a current patient of Dr. Morgenstern's or not. Those resources include:
• a comprehensive
list of gastroenterological diseases, symptoms & typical treatments
you think you may have any symptoms, you should certainly speak to
your doctor. In addition, we hope you find it helpful to educate
yourself further by understanding the
information on this site.
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