When You May Need To See A Gastroenterologist

Are you suffering from a bout of  pain, and are considering visiting the gastroenterologist?


First, check in with your family doctor to see if the pain or symptoms being experienced are less severe than anticipated. If you’re however experiencing consistent heartburn, abdominal pain or another stomach-related illness, ask for a referral to a gastroenterologist, if none is provided.

Common conditions include constipation, ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, excessive belching or burping, and others. The gastroenterologist will first question you  to find out what’s going on. Based on what’s described, he or she may then proceed to perform an endoscopy, colonoscopy or some other gastroenterology procedure. This is in order to give the most accurate diagnosis.

After diagnosis, the gastroenterologist will then go on to provide recommendations for either lifestyle changes or follow-up procedures, either with themselves or with another specialist.

It’s all in the best interest of the patient’s health being covered.

Patients need a gastroenterologist when heartburn, stomach pain, or another condition:

  • Gets in the way of work. How many sick days have you called in already?
  • Gets in the way of sleep. How many hours of sleep have you lost to pain?
  • Gets in the way of life. Are you apprehensive to set foot out the door without cause?

If you’ve answered yes to one or more of these questions, it’s time to call a gastroenterologist. These symptoms aren’t normal, and can be treated with the help of an expert gastroenterologist.

We service customers from Camarillo for gastroenterology at 2220 Lynn Rd #202
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Consultations can be arranged by scheduling an appointment. Call us at 805-371-8400.


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