Gastroenterologists specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases affecting the digestive tract, otherwise known as the gastrointestinal tract, as well as nutritional management. Gastroenterologists treat a variety of organs and parts of the body, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts.
An American College of Gastroenterology publication states that gastroenterology is the study of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver.
An gastroenterologist is an expert in the structures and functions of organs involved in digestion and metabolic processes, including how food moves through the body, absorbs nutrients, and eliminates waste products.
Gastroenterologists treat patients suffering from conditions including indigestion, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, cancer (colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer,) constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and sudden or unexplained weight loss, irritable bowel syndrome IBS, colitis, Crohn’s disease, hemorrhoids, hiatal hernias and Malabsorption disorders (celiac disease, lactose intolerance.)
Diagnoses and treatments of diseases of the digestive tract are provided through diagnostic tests and exams including colonoscopy and endoscopy. Other methods of testing may include colon screening exams, dilation of the esophagus and intestines, hemostasis, polypectomy, liver biopsy, and endoscopic examination of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine.
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