What is a gastroenterologist?
A gastroenterologist is called many things: A GI, a digestive specialist, even a ‘belly doc’. Whatever you decide to call us, our specialty remains the same: Treating people with problems or disorders of the intestines, liver and pancreas.
Gastrointestinal disorders may occur at any location in the digestive system, from the esophagus to the colon and liver to the pancreas. Although these may be somewhat difficult or embarrassing to discuss, most can be treated successfully when identified early.
Because early diagnosis and treatment are of the utmost importance when treating these disorders, the specialists at DDHS are experts at performing minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopy and colonoscopy to detect gastrointestinal problems or abnormalities as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Board certification is not required to practice medicine, but when a GI doctor is board certified in gastroenterology, it indicates that the doctor has completed the necessary education, training and experience (after regular medical school) to bear this distinction. In addition, it means they have passed a specific exam certifying them as an expert in the field. All the physicians at Denver Digestive Health Specialists are board certified in gastroenterology.