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What are pancreatic specialists?

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Health professionals such as internists, surgeons and gastroenterologists, who specialize in digestive system diseases, can diagnosis and treat problems dealing with the pancreas, according to WebMD. Family medicine doctors can also be helpful.

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In reference to the pancreas, gastroenterologists can diagnose pancreatitis, both acute and chronic; cholangiocarcinoma, which is bile duct cancer; gallstone disease; and sphincter of oddi dysfunction, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. In necessary cases, gastroenterologists may consult with gastroenterology surgeons, notes WebMD. Gastroenterologists are certified by the Board of Internal Medicine, one of 24 medical specialty boards that compose the American Board of Medical Specialties, notes the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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