What is a Gastroenterologist?
Gastroenterologists - often called "GI specialists"" - are medical doctors who specialize in the health of the digestive system and gastrointestinal tract. After completing medical school, gastroenterologists undergo an additional 5-6 years of specialized education. A few of the diseases and conditions that they manage include:
Cancer of the esophagus
Colon polyps (While often benign at first, these can develop into cancer)