About Tanner Gastroenterology Care
At Tanner Gastroenterology Care, our board-certified physicians can screen for a wide variety of digestive disorders and conditions, and provide you with compassionate and efficient treatment and effective relief of your gastrointestinal symptoms.
What is gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and the disorders and diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs located between the mouth and the anus.
What is a gastroenterologist?
Physicians practicing the medical specialty of gastroenterology have extensive training in diseases of the digestive tract. They are called gastroenterologists or “GI doctors.”
The digestive system includes the 25-foot-long tube (our intestines) that processes food and nutrients, plus the liver, pancreas and gallbladder. These organs break down and absorb the food we eat so that nutrients can be transported into the blood stream and delivered to cells throughout our bodies.
Learn more about how your digestive system works in this Health Library overview.
Using minimally invasive procedures and the latest in endoscopic equipment and techniques, Tanner Gastroenterology Care’s team of board-certified gastroenterologists can screen for and treat a wide variety of gastrointestinal tract problems, including colorectal cancer, by inserting tubes, cameras and medical devices through existing cavities in the body, including the mouth, nose and rectum.
Learn more about the services provided by Tanner Gastroenterology Care or call 770.214.CARE for a referral to a gastroenterology specialist.