Gastroenterology is one of the branches of medical science related to normal function and various diseases of the whole digestive system including the esophagus, stomach, gall bladder, pancreas, liver, bile ducts, small intestine, colon, rectum, and anus. Gastroenterology is the name for doctors who specialize in this branch of science. A Gastroenterology should have a deep knowledge and understanding of the normal physiology of the previously mentioned organs as well as the proper movement of the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, he should also be able to advise patients on ways and means of maintaining healthy digestion and metabolism, increasing the absorption of nutrients from food and the disposal of metabolic waste.
Some diseases that usually affect the organs of the digestive system, which can be diagnosed with gastroenterology are:
– Celiac disease and food intolerance
– Chronic Gastroparesis
– Colorectal cancer, colitis, and cholecystitis
– Liver diseases including cirrhosis and fatty liver
– Diverticulitis, ischemic bowel disease, and diverticulosis
– Esophageal cancer.
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