Usually it's just a stomach ache, sometimes something more serious.
A gastroenterologist focuses on a very complex system in our bodies.
Murfreesboro Medical Clinic’s Gastroenterology suite provides recommended preventive procedures such as colonoscopy, as well as with other procedures for diagnosis and treatment of digestive and gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. (Beginning at age 50, the American Cancer Society recommends that men and women receive a colonoscopy every 10 years or a flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years.)
The gastroenterologists of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCenter provide diagnosis and treatment of adult disorders of the digestive system (the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver and pancreas), including trouble with swallowing, heartburn, chest pain not due to heart disease, ulcers, problems with digestion and elimination, and symptoms occurring after surgery. In addition, we encourage screening for colon cancer and are committed to colon cancer prevention. We are dedicated to preserving your digestive health and providing the advanced care every patient deserves.
The gastroenterologists and GI staff at MMC use technologically advanced systems for colonoscopy, endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and other gastrointestinal diagnostic procedures. In addition to diagnostic procedures, our GI doctors and staff specialize in the treatment of Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Celiac diseases, reflux, chronic liver disease, and ulcers and tumors of the esophagus and stomach.
By using video endoscopes, gastroenterologists can explore symptoms after the patient has been evaluated by the primary care physician and radiologist. This includes screening for colon cancer by fiberoptic sigmoidoscopy and the removal of polyps by colonoscopy.