Gastroenterology is a specialized area of medicine that focuses mainly on the health of the gastrointestinal tract or the digestive system, including the complete study of the normal functioning and disease of the gastrointestinal system. When we experience a digestive issue, it can easily affect our quality and enjoyment of life. If you are suffering from a digestive ailment or condition, the physicians and staff at Saint Camillus Medical Center wish to provide you with the timely treatment you need to feel better as soon as possible. We can carefully assess your condition through adequate testing procedures.
This medical specialty involves a detailed understanding of the physiology of the gastrointestinal system. This includes the movement of food through the stomach, the absorption and digestion of nutrients for use by the body, the function of the liver as an essential digestive organ and the removal of waste by the system.
These gastrointestinal disorders may affect the small intestine, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, liver, large intestine or pancreas.
Areas of specialization in the field of gastroenterology include:
Gastroenterologists are specialists that primarily diagnose and treat gastrointestinal diseases in patients (both men and women). They often perform endoscopic procedures that involve the use of specialized instruments or scopes which areare used to view and observe the gastrointestinal tract in order to make a diagnosis.
The gastrointestinal system is one of the most critical parts of the body. The gastrointestinal system digests and moves food, absorb nutrients from it and finally removes the remaining waste from the body. Gastroenterologists are trained to treat any part of this system. Parts of the gastrointestinal system that the gastroenterologist are trained to treat includes the following:
Our gastroenterologists can help you with a wide range of conditions, including (but not limited to) the following:
Gastroenterology employs a range of nonsurgical endoscopic procedures. Some of the procedures performed include:
Often times, surgery will be a last resort for any musculoskeletal issues after medication and physical therapy has been previously tried to treat your issue. Should you require surgery, the surgeons at Saint Camillus Medical Center focus primarily on minimally invasive surgery and techniques to help treat your injuries and manage your pain while providing for the best possible outcome for your case. Minimally invasive procedures can help reduce pain and allow for a quicker recovery time. Orthopedic surgeons can also perform a variety of arthroscopic procedures, which allow them to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside of a joint. Additionally, our doctors at Saint Camillus Medical Center can help manage your entire care from advice about pain management including medication and/or injections, rehabilitation and physical therapy including a potential time frame, and ongoing orthopedic care and treatment.