gastroenterologist gastroenterologist

Definition(s):

  • (n) a physician who specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

Usage(s):

  1. In a procedure called a colonoscopy, a gastroenterologist uses a light-tipped fiber-optic instrument to examine the entire length of the large intestine.
  2. During the colonoscopy, the gastroenterologist located a golf ball-sized tumor which required surgery.
  3. Santiago Gallo, a gastroenterologist who has treated dolphins in Mexico, reports cases in which dolphins have swallowed keys, a swimming cap and even a disposable diaper.

News

  1. To Your Good Health: Colon ‘Burned’ By Radiation

    By Keith Roach, M.D. Dear Dr. Roach : In 2008, I was treated for prostate cancer with radiation. A couple of months later, I started passing blood during bowel movements. I went to a gastroenterologist, who found that my colon was “burned” by the radiation.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Valley News

  2. To manage opposing conditions, doctors balance risks and benefits of medications

    Dear Dr. Roach: In 2008, I was treated for prostate cancer with radiation. A couple of months later, I started passing blood during bowel movements. I went to a gastroenterologist, who found that my colon was 'burned' by the radiation.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  3. Dr. Roach: To manage opposing conditions, doctors balance risks and benefits of medications

    Dear Dr. Roach: In 2008, I was treated for prostate cancer with radiation. A couple of months later, I started passing blood during bowel movements. I went to a gastroenterologist, who found that my colon was "burned" by the radiation.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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