Our digestive system serves to break down food into nutrients that our bodies need to function properly. It is comprised of a series of organs (called the gastrointestinal, or GI, tract) that break down food into nutrients, absorb nutrients, and remove waste from our bodies. Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the GI tract.
Gastroenterologists are highly specialized physicians who are focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the GI tract. Gastroenterologists are trained to address conditions such as:
- Celiac Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Ulcerative Colitis
and other conditions.
For digestive and gastrointestinal concerns, ask your primary care physician about a referral to a Palomar Health Medical Group – Graybill Gastroenterologist. To schedule an appointment, please call (760) 489-0908.