A gastroenterologist deals with the treatment, diagnosis and study of conditions that affect the digestive system - esophagus, stomach, large and small intestines. You may be referred to a gastroenterologist if you are suffering from heartburn, acid reflux or ulcers.
A day in the life of a gastroenterologist.
American Cancer Society Guideline for Colorectal Cancer Screening
For people at average risk
The ACS recommends that people at average risk* of colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45. This can be done either with a sensitive test that looks for signs of cancer in a person’s stool (a stool-based test), or with an exam that looks at the colon and rectum (a visual exam).
People who are in good health and with a life expectancy of more than 10 years should continue regular colorectal cancer screening through the age of 75.
More Information on Barrett's Esophagus
Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition affecting the lining of the esophagus,the swallowing tube that carries foods and liquids from the mouth to the stomach.
Click on the following links to read more about this condition and its treatment.