What is Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine whereby the digestive system and its disorders are studied. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this specialty. Physicians practicing in this field of medicine are called gastroenterologists.
Why should I see a Gastroenterologist?
You would visit a Gastroenterologist for early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention for diseases of the Digestive System such as GERD, Ulcers, Gallstones, Liver Disease, Hepatitis, Chron's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diarrhea, Constipation, Hemmorrhoids, and Cancers of the Digestive System.