Gastro-enterology is the branch of medicine that studies the gastro-intestinal system.
If you are suffering from any gastrointestinal issues, your general practitioner may refer you to a specialist.
The most common symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders are:
Change in bowel habits
Loss of appetite or weight
Gastroenterologists treat a wide variety of conditions including reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and gastroenteritis.
Your consultant will take a history and assess your condition before giving you their expert opinion. If further investigations or treatments are required, these will be fully explained to you during the consultation.
Dr Sophie SCIALOM-HAN