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Hwan Young Yoo MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 219 S Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601
Phone: 410-822-1000
Clinical Interests: liver transplant, liver disease, hepatitis C
Dr. Volkan O. Taskin MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 511 Idlewild Avenue, Easton, MD 21601
Phone: 410-822-6005
Dr. Matthew Brian Troshinsky MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.55 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 511 Idlewild Avenue, Easton, MD 21601
Phone: 410-822-6005
Hai-Ou Laura Jin MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 219 S Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601
Dr. Michael Joseph Fisher FACG, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.9 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 511 Idlewild Avenue, Easton, MD 21601
Mrs. Karen Louise Fisher CRNP
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Gastroenterology (Digestive System)
Address: 511 Idlewild Avenue, Easton, MD 21601
Phone: 410-822-6005
Mary L. Horseman CRNP
Specializes in Gastroenterology (Digestive System)
Address: 511 Idlewild Avenue, Easton, MD 21601
Phone: 410-822-6005
Dr. George Kunnackal John MSC, M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 511 Idlewild Avenue, Easton, MD 21601
Phone: 410-822-6005
Melissa Lynn Eigenbrode CRNP
Specializes in Family Medicine, Gastroenterology (Digestive System)
Address: 511 Idlewild Avenue, Easton, MD 21601
Phone: 410-822-6005
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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient's body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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