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What is a General GI Consultation?

The right diagnosis is the first step in successfully treating digestive problems. "The symptoms of many gastrointestinal (GI) problems are very similar, and the symptoms of other diseases may be masked," according to David Metz, MD, associate chief of Penn's GI division for clinical affairs.

The extensive resources at Penn provide physicians with a wide array of tools for diagnosing GI problems, from endoscopy, colonoscopy and radiological studies to the more advanced endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, manometry, breath testing and endoscopic ultrasound.

Penn's gastroenterology physicians evaluate and treat disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver at several locations throughout the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Attending physicians are experts across the spectrum of digestive and liver disorders.

Our team collaborates closely to provide a definitive dianosis, a second opinion (when applicable) and a plan for treatment. All practice sites provide the same high quality care from physicians who are members of Penn's Gastroenterology Division.

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