Gastroenterology Treatment in Milwaukee
Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver, as well as the diseases that affect these systems.
Gastroenterologists have an intimate understanding of how nutrients move through the digestive tract, as well as the physical and chemical breakdown of those nutrients and the removal of waste byproducts from the body. Additionally, gastroenterologists identify and diagnose issues with the liver’s digestive functions.
Gastroenterology Treatment Practices
Gastroenterology Treatment Doctors
Gastroenterologists are often tasked with the evaluation, diagnosis, and resolution of these common symptoms and conditions:
- Abdominal pain
- Digestive tract bleeding, blood in urine
- GI cancers (colorectal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer)
- Diverticulitis and related colon diseases (e.g., IBS, colitis, Crohn’s disease)
- Gallbladder diseases
- Heartburn and related acid reflux disorders
- Inflammation of the digestive tract
- Liver diseases (hepatitis, jaundice)
- Malabsorption (lactose intolerance, celiac disease, kidney stones)
- Stomach discomfort (nausea, vomiting, etc.)
Milwaukee Board Certified Gastroenterologists
Upon completion of formal education and training, physicians are “board eligible” to take a gastroenterology certification exam, administered by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Upon successful completion of this examination, physicians are deemed Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Other Gastroenterology Certifications
Gastroenterologists may be distinguished beyond their board certification for demonstrating above-average achievement in research or teaching within the field of Gastroenterology. These distinguished physicians may be designated as “Fellows” by the American College of Gastroenterology and the American College of Physicians, affording them use of the suffixes FACG and FACP. These suffixes denote a physician’s fulfillment of the rigorous requirements imposed by each organization to attain these added distinctions.
Looking for a Gastroenterologist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin?
GI Associates of Wisconsin offer a variety of Gastroenterology services from a number of recognized and renowned physicians in the Greater Milwaukee area, including Franklin, Kenosha, Oak Creek, Racine and close-by locations. Call or visit us today to schedule an appointment!
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