What Do You See a Gastroenterologist For?

Leading Gastroenterologists in Burlingame, CA

Residents of Burlingame and surrounding communities are grateful and honored to have The Burlingame Gastroenterology & Hepatology Clinic, headed by Dr. Ernest Ribera, located in Burlingame, CA.

Over the last 50-plus years, doctors have become specialized in one specific body system, such as the gastrointestinal system and the issues involving this system.

Gastrology is the field of medicine whose primary goal is to address health issues involving the digestive system, from the esophagus to the colon, and there is a long list of health issues that requires the expertise of a gastroenterologist. 

Why Seek the Services of an Experienced Gastroenterologist?

Our experienced gastroenterologists want patients to know when and why they should seek the expertise of a doctor in this specific medical field.

Our body can only thrive if it can absorb and utilize the vital nutrients we eat daily. It is the digestive system's job to absorb these nutrients, and an extensive list of health issues may prevent this from happening. The digestive system is susceptible to other diseases, such as colon cancer. The GI doctor can examine, diagnose, and treat these issues.

If your digestive system is not working correctly or you have some unusual occurrences with your GI system, it is time to seek the expertise of these esteemed doctors. There are a few health conditions listed that these doctors can diagnose and treat.

  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • GERD/Indigestion
  • IBS/Crohn's Disease/Ulcerative Colitis
  • Indigestion
  • Liver Disease
  • Hepatitis B
  • Colon Polyps
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Jaundice
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Liver Issues

Symptoms of GI Concerns

A few symptoms that may send you to our doctors are vomiting, vomiting of blood, blood in the stool, chronic stomach/intestinal pain, constipation/chronic diarrhea, burning in the esophagitis, and routine wellness screening of the digestive system, such as an EGD or colonoscopy.

Seek Help for Unusual Signs of Gastrointestinal Health Issues

Dr. Ribera at the Burlingame Gastroenterology & Hepatology Clinic in Burlingame, CA will tell you not to put off making an appointment when you have signs and symptoms of a GI health concern. Time is of the essence, and without an exam to determine where and what the problem is, it goes untreated and undoubtedly gets increasingly worse.

Our medical practice treats adults with GI issues. Our office is state-of-art, utilizing the latest and most up-to-date diagnostic testing and modern tools to treat all disorders.

While GI issues can affect an infant to a senior, Dr. Ribera only treats adult GI concerns. Call (650) 342-6506.

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Burlingame Gastroenterology & Hepatology


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9:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm


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