What is Gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is a specialized branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the digestive system, or the gastrointestinal (GI) tract i.e. esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver. It involves common and important problems like colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, colitis, peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux, nutritional problems, gallbladder, and biliary tract disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. Hence, we can say that all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs are part of Gastroenterology.

What is a gastroenterologist?

A Gastroenterologist is a doctor who is trained to diagnose and treat disorders in the gastrointestinal tract and liver. You can visit a gastroenterologist for health concerns with your esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver.

What conditions do gastroenterologists treat?

A Gastroenterologist focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, management, and treatment of the various symptoms and conditions, like

  • Stomach pain and discomfort
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Cancer of different organs like colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer
  • Constipation and diarrhea
What procedures do gastroenterologists perform?

The gastroenterologist performs a variety of nonsurgical procedures. This may include:

  • Endoscopic ultrasounds to inspect the upper and lower GI tract, and other internal organs
  • Colonoscopies to find colon cancer or colon polyps
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography to recognize gallstones, tumors, or scar tissue in the bile duct region
  • Sigmoidoscopies to assess blood loss or pain in the bowel
  • Liver biopsies to evaluate inflammation and fibrosis
  • Capsule endoscopies to look at the small intestine
  • Double balloon enteroscopy to observe the small intestine

When should you see a gastroenterologist?

You may visit a gastroenterologist if you have:

  • Blood in your stool
  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficulty swallowing

If you’re over the age of 50, irrespective of gender, you may have a risk of colon cancer; therefore, you should visit a gastroenterologist for preventive care.

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