Gastroenterologists in The Bahamas
Gastroenterology deals with the digestive system and its diseases, conditions, and disorders.
Frequently a complex procedure must be used in order to evaluate the condition of the patient and establish the type of treatment needed or to discover if there is a need for further procedures.
An endoscope (a flexible tube mounted with a small camera) is often used in these evaluatory procedures.
The most common procedures offered by doctors specializing in gastroenterology are:
Colonoscopy is a procedure used to study the large bowel mainly with the use of an endoscope. It is used to detect ulcerations and polyps.
Liver biopsy is one of the most important procedures carried out by gastroenterologists, since the liver is one of the most important organs. The procedure is used to retrieve tissue from the liver, either through a needle or through open surgery, in order to study the liver.
Gastroscopy is a procedure that’s very similar to colonoscopy, except that it’s used to study the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract.
It is not uncommon for gastroenterologists to work with other types of doctors in the treatment of certain conditions.
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