The digestive system includes the 25-foot-long tube that processes food and nutrients, plus the stomach, liver, pancreas and gallbladder. These organs break down and absorb the food we eat so that the nutrients can be transported into the blood stream and delivered to cells throughout the body. Good digestive health is a result of all these organs functioning properly. When these organs do not function properly, then you may need to see a gastroenterologist.
Oaklawn Gastroenterology specializes in the diagnoses and treatment of diseases of the digestive system. In addition to rare disorders of the digestive system, gastroenterologists diagnose or treat the following common conditions: