Caring for Your Digestive Health
Gastroenterology focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating digestive system disorders. This system includes organs found along and associated with the gastrointestinal (GI) tract—including:
- Upper GI tract—esophagus, stomach, small intestine
- Lower GI tract—small intestine, large intestine/colon, rectum, anal canal
- Accessory organs—liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas.
Check your gut.
Digestive discomforts like heartburn, stomach upset, acid reflux and painful gas could be symptoms of serious medical problems. If you have questions about your digestive health, but aren’t quite sure where to begin, start with a digestive health assessment and learn more about conditions you may have.
Trios Gastroenterology is here to help adults who have ongoing GI tract symptoms, have identified risk factors for certain conditions, or who wish to be screened.
Many symptoms can signal a problem in your GI tract. Some conditions have no symptoms at all for quite some time. If you have GI symptoms or abdominal discomfort lasting more than a few weeks, see a gastroenterologist. Depending on your insurance plan, you may not need a referral.
Trios Health's board certified gastroenterologists spend quality time with each patient. They are specially trained to care for many GI issues, including:
- Acid reflux/heartburn
- Celiac Disease
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Hepatitis C/HIV co-infection
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Liver disease/cirrhosis
- Portal hypertension
- Rectal bleeding
Your Trios gastroenterologist may recommend tests or procedures to help diagnose GI conditions, including cancer. In the rare event of a cancer diagnosis, Trios Hematology & Oncology experts develop and implement comprehensive treatment plans.
Many GI disorders are preventable, treatable, or curable—but early awareness is critical.
- Understand your personal risk factors
- Pay close attention to changes in your body and talk to your doctor about persistent symptoms
- Follow your doctor's advice about what screenings to have, and when