What does a consultant gastroenterologist do?

What does a consultant gastroenterologist do?

Gastroenterologists are doctors who investigate, diagnose, treat and prevent all gastrointestinal (stomach and intestines) and hepatological (liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas) diseases.

Which specialist Do you consult if you have gastrointestinal disease?

Patients are usually referred to a gastroenterologist by a primary care doctor. You should see a gastroenterologist if you have any symptoms of a digestive health disorder or if you need a colon cancer screening.

What is a Gastroenterologists salary?

In Medscape’s 2020 Physician Compensation Report, the average gastroenterologist salary was $419,000. That ranked sixth-highest out of the nearly 30 medical specialties considered in the survey.

What are the symptoms of gastroenterology?

Symptoms of Gastroenterology disease

  • Abdominal pain and discomfort.
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract.
  • Constipation and Diarrhoea.
  • Difficulty Swallowing.
  • Severe and persistent Heartburn/indigestion.
  • Stomach upset, nausea, vomiting.
  • Ulcers.
  • Unexplained weight loss.

What happens at a GI consultation?

A typical GI consultation appointment occurs in a clinic or hospital and takes about 30 minutes to an hour. The nurse will take your vital signs, record your weight, height, blood pressure, heart rate, allergies, and medications.

What is a GI specialist?

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the digestive tract and the gallbladder, liver, bile ducts, and pancreas. Gastroenterologists are doctors who are trained to diagnose and treat problems in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract and liver.

What is the starting salary for a gastroenterologist?

The median starting salary for gastroenterologists in their first year or the job is $272,000 a year according to the salary statistics provided by the recruitment agency Profiles.