We found 42 gastroenterologists near Flowood, MS.

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Dr. Donald P. Brannan, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Gastroenterology (Digestive System), Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2510 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Dr. Paul B. Milner, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Gastroenterology (Digestive System), Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2510 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Dr. James A. Underwood, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Gastroenterology (Digestive System), Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.68 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 2510 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Dr. Michelle Ann Petro, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Gastroenterology (Digestive System), Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 2510 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Ralph Brooks Vance MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 2510 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: 601-355-1234
Thomas D. Amankonah MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.08 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1500 E Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson, MS 39216
Shirley S. Donelson M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2510 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: 601-355-1234
Dr. Ernest S. Weeks Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 2510 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: 601-355-1234
Dr. John Matthew Runnels MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2510 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: 601-355-1234
Dr. Jane-Claire Boyd Williams M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 2510 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: 601-355-1234
Dr. Jason Trippe McNeese M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 2510 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: 601-355-1234
Ronald P. Kotfila MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2510 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: 601-355-1234
Dr. Thomas P. Mills M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 970 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: 601-987-4463
Vishwanath N. Shenoy MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2510 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: 601-355-1234
Dr. Jeffrey McCrary M.D.
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 2510 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: 601-355-1234
Makau P. Lee M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 2510 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: 601-355-1234
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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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