Consulting Rooms
4 Short Street
Kogarah NSW 2217

tel: 02 9587 4073 
fax: 02 9588 2830 
contact@petergottlieb.com.au

Who is a gastroenterologist?
Gastroenterologist is a doctor who specialises in diagnosing and treating diseases of digestive organs. The digestive organs include the digestive tract -- oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestine -- as well as related organs -- the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.

Problems associated with the following areas are normally evaluated by a gastroenterologist :
Abdominal pain
• Persistent nausea and vomiting
• Diarrhoea
• Constipation
• Rectal bleeding
• Heartburn
• Swallowing trouble
• Weight loss
• Jaundice


Who should consider a gastroscopy?
• Refux, preferably before commencing medication
• Epigastric pain
• Bloating /  fullness
• Possibility of Coeliac disease (before commencing diet)  / Lactase deficiency
• Iron deficiency

Who should consider a colonoscopy?
• Rectal bleeding
• Iron deficiency  / anaemia
• Abdominal pain and alteration in bowel habit
• Family history of colorectal cancer / polyps
• Positive faecal occult test
• Routine surveillance for people over the age of 50 years old
• Patients with previous bowel polyps or cancer
• Surveillance of inflammatory bowel disease

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 Abdominal CT scan