A gastroenterologist is a specialist who studies the anatomical features of the gastrointestinal tract, conducts diagnostics to identify possible pathologies, and upon detecting such, determines the cause and prescribes treatment.

It is recommended to visit a gastroenterologist for preventive purposes annually. This approach allows for the timely detection of various diseases, avoiding the development of complications. During the examination, the specialist can assess the condition of the gastrointestinal tract and give dietary recommendations if necessary.

Any digestive disturbances or pathological symptoms from the digestive system are reasons to visit a specialist.

  • It is advisable to consult a gastroenterologist in the following situations:

    • Pain syndrome in the area of the gastrointestinal organs (pain behind the breastbone, in the center of the abdomen, on the sides, encircling pains, spasms around the navel);
    • Swallowing disorders (difficulty passing food, sensation of a foreign body during the passage of a food bolus through the esophagus);
    • Belching;
    • Heaviness and heartburn after eating, as well as bloating or discomfort in the stomach;
    • Heaviness in the abdomen after eating;
    • Episodes of nausea or vomiting related to food intake;
    • Flatulence;
    • Stool disorders (constipation, diarrhea);
    • Unpleasant mouth odor;
    • Loss of appetite.
  • Gastrointestinal pathologies may be indicated by symptoms not directly related to the digestive organs. Therefore, it is necessary to visit a gastroenterologist in the following cases:

    • Fluctuations in body weight or problems with its correction (the person cannot lose or gain weight);
    • Food allergies;
    • Deficiency of vitamins and minerals in the body;
    • Chronic fatigue;
    • Development of unusual taste preferences or aversions to certain foods.

    Medical assistance may be required for patients with an unfavorable family history of gastrointestinal diseases. Regular preventive examinations will help to timely detect pathology and begin treatment.

Specialists in the Field

Svetlana Vladimirovna Fedorenko
Svetlana Vladimirovna Fedorenko


Elena Yuryevna Kaluga
Elena Yuryevna Kaluga