Introduction

Medical experts specialising in the field of gastroenterology focus upon the health of the digestive system or the gastrointestinal tract. The gastrointestinal system is responsible for the digestion of food, absorption of nutrients, and removal of waste from the body. Gastroenterologists commonly diagnose, treat, and assess symptoms and diseases which arise in the gastrointestinal tract, common diseases include:

• Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

• Gastro-Oeosphageal Acid reflux

• Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)

• Hepatitis

• Inflammatory bowel disease

• Jaundice

• Polyps in the large intestine

• Gastrointestinal cancer

• Reflux esophagitis (caused by gastroesophageal disease)

• Hemorrhoids

• Bloody stool, cramping, bloating

A gastroenterologist may perform a number of procedures to diagnose gastrointestinal diseases. However, these procedures are not surgical. These may include non-surgical procedures to diagnose gastrointestinal diseases such as:

• Colonoscopies

• Gastroscopies

• Liver biopsies

• Endoscopic ultrasounds

• Sigmoidoscopies

• Capsule endoscopies

Gastroenterologists would be of great help in the legal process. They may be able to provide a critical diagnosis of symptoms, they may also be able to correlate certain gastrointestinal issues to the external environment, or they may comment on how certain lifestyle choices contribute toward gastrointestinal issues. The specific specialisation and background needed in your gastroenterologist expert will be determined by the matter which requires examination.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain an expert submission that suits your needs and budget.

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Experts in the field of gastroenterology will be able to comment on an appropriate diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of a patients’ gastrointestinal symptoms. Gastroenterologists would also be able to comment on whether prior diagnoses or treatments were able to consider all the appropriate factors to assuage any potential for medical malpractice or negligence that may have arisen.

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Cost

The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
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An appeals decision which required a gastroenterologist confirm the applicant’s diagnosis of GORD.

Eaves v Medical Board of Australia (Review and Regulation) [2021] VCAT 772 (14 July 2021)

An appeals decision which required an assessment of a prior gastroenterologist diagnosis which may have failed to consider key points in the diagnosis.

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A sample of our experts in Medical - Gastroenterology

Below are short profiles of a sample of some of the experts with expertise in this field. Not all of the experts we work with appear on our website and finding new experts for unusual or hard to find fields is our specialty.

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