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Find a gastroenterologist in New Orleans, LA to treat the digestive tract and related diseases.

Results for New Orleans, LA

  • Harold Shelby, MD 110 Points

    Harold Shelby, MD

    Img Healthcare
    10001 Lake Forest Blvd Ste 1000
    New Orleans, LA 70127
  • Steve Price Jr, MD 110 Points

    Steve Price Jr, MD

    Metropolitan Gastroenterology
    2633 Napoleon Ave Ste 705
    New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Chesley Hines Jr, MD 100 Points

    Chesley Hines Jr, MD

    Center For Digestive Diseases
    2820 NAPOLEON AVE STE 920
    NEW ORLEANS, LA 70115
  • John Udall Jr, MD 100 Points

    John Udall Jr, MD

    Children's Hospital
    200 Henry Clay Ave, Childrens Hosp Gi Nutr Dpt
    New Orleans, LA 70118
  • William Ferrante, MD 100 Points

    William Ferrante, MD

    2820 Napoleon Ave Ste 700
    New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Tejas Godiwala, MD 100 Points

    Tejas Godiwala, MD

    1430 Tulane Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70112

Gastroenterologist Info

Gastroenterologist Summary:
A Gastroenterologist is a physician of internal medicine who specializes in diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases of the digestive system. A gastroenterologist is concerned with the normal function of the digestive system; making sure that it is working properly to dispose of bodily waste. Gastroenterologists are trained in performing tests (biopsies, x-rays) and interpreting the results.

Gastroenterologist FAQs:
What is a


A Gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in diseases of the digestive tract.

What does a Gastroenterologist treat?
A Gastroenterologist treats conditions of the digestive tract, including cancer, hemorrhoids, hepatitis, polyps and ulcers.

When should I seek help from a Gastroenterologist?
If you have any of these symptoms you should see a Gastroenterologist: Abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea or vomiting.

What procedures does a Gastroenterologist perform?
A Gastroenterologist can perform colon screenings, intestinal dilation and polypectomies.

Where does a Gastroenterologist work?
A Gastroenterologist can work in a clinic, hospital or private practice.

What are an endoscopy and a colonoscopy?
Both of these procedures involve inserting a flexible tube with a light and camera on the end into the body. It is used to see if there is any evidence of disease or damage in the digestive tract. Endoscopy involves inserting the tube into the mouth and down the esophagus. A colonoscopy involves inserting the tube into the anus to examine the intestines. In many cased, a biopsy is taken and tests are performed on the removed tissue.

What are common ailments of the digestive system?
Some of the most common ailments include Crohn's disease, gastric ulcer, hemorrhoids, polyps, cancer, colitis, gallstones, heartburn and intestinal obstructions.

What are some symptoms of colon and rectal cancer?
Some of the most alarming symptoms are blood in the stools, unexplained abdominal pain, anemia and unexplained weight loss.

How do I find a Gastroenterologist in my city and state?
The directory will help you locate a Gastroenterologist in your state. Select Gastroenterologist from the professionals menu and select the state that you are looking to locate a Gastroenterologist in. After you have located your state, find the city that you will need a Gastroenterologist in. Select the state and city and you will see a list of Gastroenterologists in your city and state.

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