I want to know what’s the difference between a gastroenterologist and hepatologist because just recently l went to a new gasterentogist he was one of the partners of my previous one and l thought l was seeing him for my elevated ammonia and so l told him l didn’t know my levels if they were high or low or if they can fluctuate at different times. He told me your levels are normal. I can tell by looking and hearing you. Your not confused and your not jaundice but l told him l am bloated and gaining weight. Which l know could be ascites. I showed him that the Mayo Clinic vascular medicine doctor said my TIP surgery was done incorrectly and l had an appointment with the gastroenterologist there but l also found out looking at my appointment again that the gastroenterologist l am to see is also a hepatologist. No w l don’t know the difference? Since when l went to my previous gasterentogist did everything in the begin. Is the hepatologist to continue to follow up with you in case it runs in to more complications with TIP procedure since it was done incorrectly. Does anyone know? I looked it up but it really doesn’t explain that. But next week is when l had out to the Mayo clinic. I guess l will find out but l would like to know before l see the doctors. I am nor afraid, just want to know if anyone knows the difference?
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