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A Gastroenterologist is a Physician who specializes in the branch of medicine relating to the digestive system, which includes the organs of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and also the study of the diseases which may affect these organs and their remedies. A Gastroenterologist treats a wide spectrum of disorders ranging from acute diseases such as gastroenteritis and traveler’s diarrhea, to more chronic illnesses such as peptic ulcer disease, hepatitis, ulcerative colitis, gallbladder disease, cancers, and polyps of the colon. You may benefit from the specialty care of a Gastroenterologist if you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Persistent nausea and vomiting
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Heartburn
  • Recent or progressive constipation
  • Bleeding from the bowel (black or red stools)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)

A Gastroenterologist also provides critically important preventative services such as Colon Cancer Screening.

LMG Gastroenterology Team

Dr. Charles T. Grad, MD

Dr. Martha Ghosh, MD

Theresa Germano, CRNP