Experienced, skilled, and compassionate gastroenterology care
Serving California's Central Valley
Fresno · Visalia
(559) 412-5955 / (559) 625-9100 

Gastroenterology
Services

Gastroenterology is the field of medicine dealing with the digestive system, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, large intestine, and rectum.

Abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhea are all symptoms that can indicate a GI disease. People with these symptoms may benefit from seeing a gastroenterologist, a doctor who specializes in the gastrointestinal system. Gastroenterologists use their expert knowledge and skills in performing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic tests to help patients with the above symptoms. Colon cancer screening is another area where gastroenterologists work to save lives everyday.

Valley Gastroenteroly Group provides a wide variety of services to the communities in the field of gastroenterology as mentioned above. The providers have years of experience.

Endoscopic Tests
and their role

Gastroenterologists are able to perform specialized tests like colonoscopy, EGD, ERCP, and capsule endoscopy. With the exception of capsule endoscopy, most endoscopic tests involve passing a long, thin, flexible tube with a camera attached at the end of it through the mouth or through the anus to take a look at the inside of a patient's GI tract. The gastroenterologist can make a diagnosis based on what he or she sees and can also take a piece of your tissue and send it for analysis under a microscope. There are also treatments that can be performed during endoscopy, like removing a polyp or stopping a bleed.

Check the following links to learn more

NOTICE TO CONSUMERS: Medical doctors are licensed and regulated by the Medical Board of California | (800) 633-2322 | www.mbc.ca.gov
Kandarp K. Shah, M.D., Board-Certified Gastroenterologist | Kalyani K. Shah, M.D.