Introduction

Gastroenterology & GI Surgery - Introduction

Introduction

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that deals with the study of normal function and diseases of the digestive system, or the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Gastroenterologists have extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), and biliary system. Gastroenterologists treat conditions such as:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Jaundice
  • Anemia

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