Gastroenterology – is a branch of medicine which is specialized in the study of the human gastrointestinal tract (alimentary canal, stomach, intestines). A doctor who carries out diagnosis, therapy and prevention of gastric dysfunctions is a gastroenterologist. Doctors with such specialization work in medical institutions of various types: hospitals, clinics, scientific and practical centers of Minsk.
What diseases does a gastroenterologist treat?
Gastroenterology as a branch of medicine includes several areas:
- gastrology – gastric pathologies;
- hepatology – diseases of the liver, biliary tract and gallbladder;
- esophagology – dysfunctions of the esophagus;
- proctology – dysfunctions of the anus and rectum;
- enterology – diseases of the large intestine;
- coloproctology – pathological conditions in various parts of the large intestine.
It is interesting! The term “gastroenterology” is borrowed from the Greek language: “gastr” means a stomach, “enteron” means intestines, and the word “logic” is translated as “science”.
Gastroenterology treats a number of diseases of all organs that are involved in digestion. There are:
- peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum;
A gastroenterologist is also involved in the treatment of liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, and inflammatory in the spleen.
Experimental and clinical gastroenterology
A lot of information about gastrointestinal upsets can be found in the «Experimental and Clinical Gastroenterology» magazine (publicly available). The magazine publishes review articles, interesting cases from practice and informs about the results of researches in the fields of experimental and clinical gastroenterology.
Where can you find a good gastroenterologist in Minsk?
There are many gastroenterology clinics in Minsk, where highly qualified specialists work. In order to make an appointment to a competent gastroenterologist, look up the available information on various forums and websites.
Gastroenterology for clinics and institutes
N. N. Alexandrov National Cancer Centre of Belarus
Address: Minsk region, ag. Lesnoy.
Address: Tolstoy st., 4.
MINSK REGIONAL CLINICAL HOSPITAL
Address: Minsk region, ag. Lesnoy.
Address: Makayonka st., 17.
Address: M. Bogdanovich st., 78.
MEDICAL CENTER MTZ
Address: Stakhanovskaya st., 10a.
Address: Surganova st., 47b.
1st CENTRAL REGIONAL CLINICAL POLYCLINIC OF THE CENTRAL DISCTICT OF MINSK
Address: Suhaya st., 6.
MEDICAL CENTER "BIORESONANCE"
Address: P. Glebki st., 11.
MINSK CLINICAL CONSULTING AND DIAGNOSTEC CENTER
Address: Semashko st., 10.
Address: Pritytsky st., 79.
MEDICAL CENTER "SANTE"
Address: Trostenetskaya st., 3.
MEDICAL CENTER "SEDMOYE NEBO"
Address: Filimonova st., 53.
Children's gastroenterology is a branch of medicine that specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract in children. You can make an appointment at a gastroenterologist for your child in both private and state centers. In Minsk, children's gastroenterologists work in:
- Nordin Center;
Among state clinics that provide gastroenterological care for children are 1st city clinical hospital and 3rd city children's clinical hospital.
Gastroenterology provides a number of services:
- consultations on digestive disorders;
- diagnostics of digestive system pathologies;
- making an appointment of methods of therapy;
- emergency care;
- carrying out diagnostic manipulations.
Note! A competent gastroenterologist always carries out educational work, consulting the patient on proper nutrition and therapeutic diets.
Doctors also conduct the examinations:
- gastroscopy – an examination of the stomach;
- esophagogastroduodenoscopy – an examination of the esophagus;
- colonoscopy – an examination of the colon;
- laparoscopy – an examination of the digestive system through an incision made on the skin.
Gastroenterologists can make an appointment to ultrasound, radiography, MRI and other specific tests.
Gastroenterology on a paid basis
Gastroenterology on a paid basis is very popular. You can pay for visit to a gastroenterologist who works in any medical center, including the Institute of Gastroenterology (you can find more information on the official website).
Do not forget that the microflora of the gastrointestinal tract is an important element of your immune system. The worse the condition of microorganisms in the intestines is, the lower your immune response is. Therefore, you should contact a gastroenterologist immediately even with the slightest discomfort in the stomach.