Prima CARE’s board-certified gastroenterology team is proud to serve patients in the Fall River community and surrounding areas. Our GI doctors and nurse practitioners are highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal conditions. Our office is located at 289 Pleasant St, in Fall River.
Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the health of the digestive system, also known as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Depending on your symptoms, your gastroenterologist (or GI doctor) will evaluate the:
A gastrointestinal specialist typically does not perform surgery, although they do perform a variety of non-surgical procedures, including:
Talk to your doctor about getting a referral to a gastroenterologist if you have:
If you’re age 50 or over, your risk of colon cancer will increase. That’s why it’s important to find a GI doctor for preventive care. If you have a relative with colon cancer, you should begin getting regular colon cancer screenings, as family history can also increase your risk.