Gastroenterology (or gastroenterology) is the field of medicine dedicated to diagnosing disorders and diseases of the digestive tract – including its components esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver pancreas, gallbladder.

Gastroenterology Role:

Gastroenterologists are medical doctors trained in gastroenterology who are adept at managing various conditions and disorders affecting the digestive tract, from diagnosis and treatment of digestive illnesses to prevention strategies. Common procedures performed under their purview may include:

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): Chronic acid reflux from the stomach into the esophagus often manifests itself with symptoms like heartburn. Furthermore, inflammation may even arise.
  • IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) : IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) refers to conditions, like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, that cause long-term digestive system inflammation that results in chronic digestive distress.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Diagnosing IBS often manifests with abdominal discomfort, bloating and altered bowel habits.
  • Gastrointestinal Infections: Gastrointestinal infections include bacteria, viruses and parasites which infiltrate and attack the digestive system.
  • Liver conditions: Liver condition include Hepatitis, Cirrhosis and Fatty Liver disease.
  • Pancreatic conditions: including pancreatitis or cancer of the pancreas.
  • Gallbladder diseases: Gallstones and Cholecystitis.
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers: These include colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer and stomach cancer.
  • Endoscopy and colonoscopy: Endoscopic exams that use flexible tubes fitted with cameras to examine directly into the digestive tract to assess it, identify conditions, and offer treatments as necessary.
  • Treatment:  of gastrointestinal bleeding, swallowing disorders and malabsorption syndromes.


Gastroenterologists collaborate closely with other healthcare professionals such as dietitians, radiologists, surgeons and oncologists in providing patients with digestive system disorders with comprehensive treatments and support services. Furthermore, gastroenterologists often conduct research efforts which expand our understanding and offer new options for dealing with such ailments.


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