Gastrointestinal use various tests to diagnose digestive disorders, firstly the health provider asks thorough and accurate medical history of the patient, about the symptoms experienced and related information of their body. Then it’s followed by a physical exam, to evaluate the problem completely. If the patients see any abnormality, it is followed by more extensive diagnostic evaluation comprising of various imaging tests, lab tests, and endoscopic procedures.
Here are some tests or a combination of tests suggested by the gastroenterologist South Miami to diagnose digestive issues.
An abdominal angiogram is an imaging test in which X-rays look at the blood vessels in the patient’s belly. In addition to this, it is used to check the blood flow to the lungs, spleen and other organs of the abdomen. Gastrointestinal Specialist do this test to view the organs of the body for correct placement of medicine or other materials to treat some diseases, cancer or bleeding in the abdomen. An angiogram or arteriogram is done to assess various aneurysm, stenosis, blockages, and other vascular conditions by the gastro doctors in Miami.
An abdominal ultrasound is done to see the structure of the abdomen (belly). In this ultrasound, the doctor can view the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, and abdominal aorta. Gastrointestinal, the healthcare provider can look from outside in the abdominal organs and structures of the human body. It is also used to assess and check the blood flow to abdominal organs after some diagnostic procedures. Doctors use this ultrasound to check the blood vessels leading to inferior vena cava, aorta and other organs of the body.
An appendectomy is a procedure in which the appendix is removed surgically if it’s infected. Appendectomy is one of the most common emergency surgery, done to treat appendicitis. An appendectomy is also used to remove a child’s appendix either by open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. appendectomy also known as appendicectomy or appendicectomy is used to remove the vermiform appendix through a surgical operation. Gastrointestinal specialist performs it to treat severe appendicitis, in an emergency. This procedure is done to treat a blockage in the lining of the appendix, which results in serious digestive issue or infection causing appendicitis. In such cases, the bacteria multiply rapidly, causing inflammation and swelling in the appendix. When people do not get treated on time, the appendix ruptures, causing serious health issues.