Each year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with digestive disorders, ranging from the occasional upset stomach to the more life-threatening colorectal cancer. They encompass disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.
Reaching a diagnosis requires a thorough and accurate medical history and physical examination. Some patients may need to undergo more extensive diagnostic evaluations, including lab tests, endoscopic procedures, and imaging techniques. Physicians who specialize in the treatment of digestive problems are called gastroenterologists. Those who specialize in liver diseases are called heptatologists.
A skilled and dedicated team of gastroenterologists at Bridgeport Hospital provides a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. We bring together a wide variety of specialties to help patients with every aspect of gastroenterology and hepatology.