95-25 Queens Blvd., Third Floor, 
Rego Park, NY 11374

(718) 406-8000

 

What is a gastroenterologist?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and disorders of your digestive system. Your esophagus, stomach, upper and lower intestines, and colon are all parts of your digestive system which are treated by a gastroenterologist.

What services does a gastroenterologist perform?

A gastroenterologist uses state-of-the-art imaging techniques and tools to diagnose and treat various GI disorders. Some common testing methods include:

  • A colonoscopy; used to examine your colon and rectal lining

  • A sigmoidoscopy; used to examine your lower colon and rectal lining

  • An endoscopy; used to examine your esophagus and upper intestine

  • CT colonography; used to take bowel scans

  • Stool tests; used to check for blood in your stool or abnormal DNA

How your gastroenterologist can protect your health

One of the most important procedures a gastroenterologist performs is screening for colon cancer. A colon cancer screening is typically performed with a colonoscopy, which is a thin, flexible tube containing a camera at one end. This procedure is known as a colonoscopy. Colon cancer screenings should be performed when you turn 45 years old. Colon cancer screenings can lower your risk of developing colon cancer by as much as 90 percent.

 

When should you visit your gastroenterologist?

In addition to having a colonoscopy when you reach the age of 45, you should also visit your gastroenterologist if you experience:

  • Excessive, sudden weight loss

  • Abdominal cramping and pain that doesn’t resolve

  • Chronic diarrhea or constipation

  • A change in the consistency or color of your stool

  • Chronic nausea and vomiting

Your gastroenterologist is an expert on conditions and diseases involving your GI system. Visiting your gastroenterologist can help you feel better. A colon cancer screening may also save your life. You deserve to have the best medical care possible, and your gastroenterologist can deliver superb medical care.

To learn more about gastroenterology services and how your stomach doctor can help protect your health, call the gastroenterologists at Queens Boulevard Endoscopy Center in Rego Park, NY, at (718) 406-8000. Call today!

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Gastroenterologist Rego Park, NY
Queens Boulevard ASC
95-25 Queens Blvd Ste 3
Rego Park, NY 11374
(718) 406-8000