Consultative Gastroenterology Services

Consultative gastroenterology starts with an appointment with our doctor to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting our esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.

Clearly, this covers a wide area, and at one time or another, everyone has experienced some sort of discomfort or problem in this area, whether it is something as common as bloating or as serious as cancer.

Many issues with the gastrointestinal tract and the digestive system are common and can often be symptoms of many diseases and disorders. Due to this, we offer consultative gastroenterology at our offices, to ensure that your overall health is at its best, and to determine if your digestive tract is unwell. Disorders that we screen for, treat, and would be happy to discuss with you are below:

Disorders of the Esophagus

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Esophageal cancer

Disorders of the Stomach and Duodenum

  • Gastric and duodenal ulcers

Different types of ulcers are caused by varied sources including bacteria, excessive acid, and more. A gastroenterologist can manage the condition for the long-term, and recommend surgery if necessary.

  • Gastric cancer
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Gas and bloating
  • Constipation

Plenty of folks suffer from this condition due to a lack of fiber in the diet. For individuals who eat a fiber-rich diet, yet still experience constipation, a specialist can check out the intestinal tract to see what exactly is going on.

  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Upset or nervous stomach

Disorders of the Intestines

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

This is another widespread condition. Not only is it embarrassing with unwarranted gas, but the ailment is also painful and discomforting. A gastroenterologist can provide effective tips and sometimes prescriptions to ease the symptoms.

  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Diarrhea
  • Celiac disease
  • Lactose intolerance

Inflammatory bowel disease

This can cause severe pain in the stomach, vomiting, bleeding and more symptoms, and will also need a specialist to treat.

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Microscopic colitis

Disorders of the colon

  • Colon cancer screening and surveillance

Early diagnosis is critical when it comes to this condition. The disease starts out as a benign polyp that can be detected by a colonoscopy or endoscopy, both of which are performed by a gastroenterologist.

  • Familial colon cancers such as Lynch Syndrome, FAP
  • Genetic testing for familial cancers
  • Constipation, diarrhea
  • Diverticular disease, diverticulitis

Other Digestive Issues

  • Unexplained abdominal pain
  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Unexplained weight loss

Individuals who are experiencing one or more of these conditions will most likely be referred to a gastroenterologist. Patients can also perform their own research to find the best specialist in their area of residence.

Additionally, gastroenterology problems aren’t limited to this list alone. The most important piece of advice is to nip the specific illness in the bud before it grows into something worse.

We service customers from West Hills 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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