PHILADELPHIA, PA, December 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- There are many reasons why a patient in Bala Cynwyd might experience stomach pain. The pain experienced might originate from inflammation, swelling, or mechanical issues such as blockage of the bile ducts by way of gallstones or of the colorectal area by way of impacted stool. However, not all causes of stomach pain are extremely clear. Some instances of this would be irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). When a patient experiences stomach pain in Bala Cynwyd or surrounding areas, they are encouraged to visit G.I. Specialists for proper diagnosis and treatment.
"It is important that if our patients experience stomach pain, that they visit our office immediately. While the pain may not always be serious, it is important to receive proper diagnosis so we can determine the best way to treat the pain and find relief," said Dr. Geoffrey Braden, Bala Cynwyd area gastroenterologist.
When consulting one of our gastroenterologists serving Bala Cynwyd about stomach pain, it is important that patients describe it in a detailed manner. Proper diagnosis is much more likely to be made if the patient comes to G.I. Specialists prepared and informed, instead of relying too much on the available endoscopy and laboratory tests that might be needed to detect the cause of stomach pains.
"If we know where your stomach pain is coming from, such as the location and the type of pain, it will be easier for us to determine the best tests so that we can properly diagnose your pain," said Dr. Anthony Rosa, Bala Cynwyd, PA gastroenterologist. "Think about how the pain started and how long you have experienced it. And remember to let us know the severity-is it constant or intermittent? It is important to be as detailed as possible so that we can successfully treat your pain."
At G.I. Specialists, the gastroenterologists serving Bala Cynwyd, PA will conduct physical examinations to feel around the patient's abdomen for hard lumps and masses that could be tumors. A CT scan or other imaging tests may also be required for further workup in certain cases, but these tests are not always necessary in most cases of stomach pain.
Patients in Bala Cynwyd experiencing stomach pain should contact G.I. Specialists for further consultation. With proper diagnosis, the gastroenterologists at G.I. Specialists will be able to create a proper treatment plan to eliminate stomach pain, so patients can live a healthy life without pain.
About G.I. Specialists: Established over 30 years ago, G.I. Specialists is a team of 11 gastroenterologists in Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia and Langhorne, PA devoted to the full range of G.I. diseases and conditions, including colonoscopy, stomach pain, colon cancer and heart burn, among other conditions and diseases. G.I. Specialists consists of Drs. Harvey Lefton, MD, FASGE, Jeffrey Pilchman, MD, Gregory Schapiro, MD, Jamie Kasper, MD, Jenifer Lehrer, MD, Matthew Cohen, MD, Geoffrey Braden, MD, Alexander Harmatz, MD, Raynard Cheung, MD, Paul Weisberg, MD, and Anthony Rosa, MD. All of the specialists at G.I. Specialists are active in professional societies and participate in continuing medical education to keep current on the latest strategies for helping their patients. Each has areas of special interest and expertise while still offering general care for conditions of the digestive system for inpatients and outpatients. All of the doctors at G.I. Specialists are board-certified in the subspecialty of gastroenterology.
Dr. Anthony Rosa
10800 Knights Road Suite 240
Philadelphia, PA 19114
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