About us Stone Oak Gastroenterology
Our goal is to prevent colon cancer, prolong life, and provide top-notch compassionate care. As a team, we strive to go the extra mile for our patients. We ease the burden of getting access to quality healthcare.
Many people are unaware of what an Internist is or does, and more specifically what a Gastroenterologists does. The following information gives you a simple way to understand the wide range of disorders and diseases that the practice of gastroenterology deals with:
What is Gastroenterology
- Gastroenterology is a medical specialty that involves the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the digestive system. These disorders may affect the esophagus (food tube), stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), rectum, liver, gallbladder and pancreas.
- A gastroenterologists is a physician who is trained in internal medicine and then spends several additional years of training in gastroenterology. Most gastroenterologists are board certified in Internal Medicine. Then after specialty training and further testing, a physician can become board certified in gastroenterology.
For more information about gastroenterology visit: American College of Gastroenterology