Gastroenterology Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
Gastroenterology (GI)is the study of the normal functions and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. It is a highly specialized field with advanced training to deliver high-quality, comprehensive care for patients with a wide variety of gastrointestinal concerns.
Gastroenterologists Are Specialists in Digestive Disease. Often, if you experience issues with your digestive tract there can be many factors at play. The way food moves through your body is a function that may seem simple, but in reality, involves complex steps throughout the process.
If you are suffering from symptoms related to the digestive tract or liver, gastroenterologists can help determine the problem area, give you an accurate diagnosis, and help with the treatment you need.
Gastroenterologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the:
- small bowel
- gall bladder
Common Gastroenterology Conditions
Some common conditions include:
- colon cancer
- irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- liver disease
- Crohn’s disease
- other digestive problems
Cancers – Regular screenings and evaluations can help you avoid common cancers along the GI tract. One of the most common is colon cancer.
IBS – Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Signs and symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation, or both. IBS is a chronic condition that you’ll need to manage long-term.
Acid Reflux or GERD – Common symptoms of acid reflux include frequent heartburn or regurgitation. This occurs due to issues with the valve to your stomach or esophagus.
Liver Disease – There are many types of liver disease, which can be caused by infections, inherited conditions, obesity, and misuse of alcohol.
Crohn’s disease – Chron’s is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines, especially the colon and ileum, associated with ulcers and fistulae.
If you suspect issues with your digestive tract and think you may have a GI condition, talk with the board-certified primary care physicians at Ninth Street Internal Medicine to get the answers you deserve.
In order to get a better look at your conditions, you may need a GI procedure. These can be common routine procedures such as a colonoscopy, or a minimally-invasive surgery to help relieve symptoms of certain diseases.
Our specialists are highly trained to help you feel comfortable during the procedure. You can trust we will provide you with expert care.
Some of the more common GI services include:
- Upper endoscopy
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Endoscopic ultrasound
- Small bowel capsule endoscopy
Schedule an Appointment at Ninth Street Internal Medicine Today!
Give Ninth Street Internal Medicine a call at (215) 440-8681 to talk about treatment options for you. We can help evaluate your symptoms and discuss treatment options that are right for you.