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Female Gastroenterologist

Female Gastroenterologist services offered in Wantagh, NY

You might need to visit a gastroenterologist if you have symptoms that indicate a problem with your digestive system. If you’d prefer to see a female gastroenterologist, visit Long Island Gastroenterology Specialists. At their offices in North Wantagh, and South Wantagh, New York, they have male and female gastroenterologists to ensure patients can make a choice that makes them the most comfortable. To find out more, call your nearest Long Island Gastroenterology Specialists office today or request an appointment with a female gastroenterologist via the online form.

Female Gastroenterologist Q & A

What do female gastroenterologists do?

Gastroenterologists of all genders perform exactly the same role — diagnosing and treating problems affecting your gastrointestinal (digestive) system.

Gastroenterologists have an in-depth knowledge of what happens at every stage of the digestive process, from chewing and swallowing to passing stools. They focus on the stomach, intestines, rectum, and anus, plus organs that play a key role in digestion, like the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.

Their expertise enables them to diagnose and treat conditions affecting every part of your gastrointestinal tract, including:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hepatitis
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Celiac disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallbladder and biliary tract diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Pancreatitis

Gastroenterologists don’t do surgeries, but they do perform minimally invasive procedures and advanced diagnostics that might include upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, colon polyp removal, and endoscopic ulcer treatment.

What symptoms indicate a gastrointestinal problem?

Symptoms of problems with your digestive system include:

  • Persistent vomiting
  • Recurring nausea
  • Severe or recurring abdominal pain
  • Chronic constipation
  • Frequent diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pus or mucus in the stools
  • Pale or abnormal stools
  • Jaundice (yellowing skin and whites of the eyes)
  • Unintended weight loss

Your primary care doctor might refer you, or you can call Long Island Gastroenterology Specialists directly.

What are the benefits of having a female gastroenterologist?

People can find gastrointestinal symptoms embarrassing, especially those that affect the colon and rectum. It’s easy to feel self-conscious talking about bathroom habits and symptoms.

All too often, people don’t attend colorectal cancer screenings or try to manage problems like hemorrhoids themselves because they feel uncomfortable about having a rectal examination or colonoscopy.

For women, this issue is even more significant because they feel they’re exposing their genitals at the same time.

Studies show that most people prefer to see a gastroenterologist of the same sex. However, most gastroenterologists are male. Long Island Gastroenterology Specialists is proud to offer patients a choice by having a female gastroenterologist on staff.

A female gastroenterologist does precisely the same job as her male colleagues, so patients can be confident they’re receiving the very best care regardless of their physician’s gender. But if patients do have a preference, they can choose to see either a male or female gastroenterologist at Long Island Gastroenterology Specialists.

To get outstanding care for your digestive health problems, call your nearest office or book an appointment online today with a female gastroenterologist.