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Dr. Timothy Tobin Brady MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.27 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
Address: 3023 N Ballas Road, Saint Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-997-4177
Clinical Interests: cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD) ... (Read more)
Dr. Alexandra Gutierrez MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 1040 N Mason Road, Saint Louis, MO 63141
Dr. Jeffrey Steven Crippin MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 10 Barnes West Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63141
Dr. Jaquelyn Fitch Fleckenstein MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 10 Barnes West Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63141
Mohammad Tarik Alam Firozi MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 763 S New Ballas Road, Saint Louis, MO 63141
Khalid Naseer M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 763 S New Ballas Road, Saint Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-842-6333
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
Dr. Chien-Huan Chen MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.86 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 1040 N Mason Road, Saint Louis, MO 63141
Giuseppe Aliperti M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.64 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
Address: 12855 N Forty Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63141
Dr. Mauricio Lisker Melman MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 10 Barnes West Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63141
Dr. Chandra Prakash Gyawali MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 10 Barnes West Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63141
Dr. Kevin M. Korenblat MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 10 Barnes West Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63141
Steven E. Fern DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
Address: 11525 Olde Cabin Road, Saint Louis, MO 63141
Dr. Vladimir Markovicl Kushnir MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 10 Barnes West Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63141
Dr. Daniel Mullady MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 10 Barnes West Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63141
Erik P. Thyssen MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.29 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 11525 Olde Cabin Road, Saint Louis, MO 63141
Muddasani Babitha Reddy DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 621 S New Ballas Road, Saint Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-251-3880
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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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