WHAT IS A GASTROENTEROLIGIST?
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