WHAT IS A GASTROENTEROLIGIST?

Wellness Update - - Meet Our Doctors -

Most of us know all about colon can­cer and colon can­cer screen­ings, which are done by a gas­troen­terol­o­gist. But a “GI” doc­tor has ex­per­tise in a num­ber of other ar­eas. Gas­troen­terol­ogy is the study of the nor­mal func­tion and dis­eases of the esoph­a­gus, stom­ach, small in­tes­tine, colon and rec­tum, pan­creas, gall­blad­der, bile ducts and liver. It in­volves a de­tailed un­der­stand­ing of the nor­mal ac­tion (phys­i­ol­ogy) of the gas­troin­testi­nal or­gans in­clud­ing the move­ment of ma­te­rial through the stom­ach and in­tes­tine (motil­ity), the

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