Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Specialists in Malta and Gozo

Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Specialists

Gastroenterologists specialise on the digestive system. This includes all organs from the mouth all the way to the anus, including stomach, oesophagus, small intestine, pancreas, liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, colon and rectum. Gastroenterologists diagnose and treat diseases and conditions of all digestive system including cancer (liver, colorectal, gastrointestinal, pancreatic), celiac disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. Internal medicine specialists diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases and chronic conditions in adults.

When to see a gastroenterologist and internal medicine specialist

Adults can see an internal medicine specialist regarding any symptoms or questions. While in most cases you will be referred to see a gastroenterologist by your GP or family doctor, here is a list of the most common symptoms that can signal the need to see a gastroenterologist:

  • Frequent heartburn
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Abnormal bowel movements
  • Abdominal pain, trouble swallowing
  • Bloating
  • If you are at the age to be regularly screened for colorectal cancer

Remember to always consult with your GP if you’re unsure or experiencing any issues.

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