North Shore Gastro now allows you to check in online ahead of time. We have partnered with Phreesia to save you time when arriving at our practice and to ensure that your health records will always be up-to-date. The information you enter is private and secure and will allow our team to better care for you. You can confirm your appointment via text message or email, and check in online prior to your visit. You can also check in on your own device when you arrive. Ask us about using mobile registration to make your next visit simpler and faster!
Why Should You Visit a Gastroenterologist?
The unique training and experience of gastroenterologists allows them to provide high-quality, comprehensive care for patients with GI conditions. Studies have shown that gastroenterologists perform higher quality colonoscopies and provide more comprehensive care for gastrointestinal conditions than other physicians. This translates to more accurate detection of polyps and cancer, fewer complications from procedures and less time in the hospital for patients treated by GI specialists.
Patients are usually referred to gastroenterologist by their primary care physician. Your physician may recommend you see a gastroenterologist if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of GI disorders:
- Rectal bleeding
- Leakage/underwear stains
- Bowel movement urges that are hard to control
- Change in bowel habits
- Pale-colored stools
- Dark urine
- Heartburn (acid reflux)
- Abdominal pain or bloating
- Excessive gas or belching
- Esophageal pain
- Loss of appetite or weight