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Gastroenterology

Juris Medicus has three medical experts who are board-certified in gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Collectively these specialists have over 70 years of clinical experience.

Gastroenterology is the medical specialty that focuses on the study, diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. Gastroenterology involves a detailed understanding of the normal action of all gastrointestinal organs.

A gastroenterologist is a specialist who is trained in diagnosing and treating disease of the digestive system. In addition to extensive internal medicine training, a gastroenterologist also receives dedicated training in endoscopy to include upper endoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy. Endoscopy is a procedure that involves the use of narrow flexible tubes with a built-in video camera that can be inserted into the intestinal tract. This helps the doctor visualize the inside of the tract and effectively diagnose intestinal disorders. The unique training that gastroenterologists obtain provides them with the ability to provide high quality, comprehensive care for patients with a wide variety of gastrointestinal ailments.

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