What is Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is the study and treatment of the digestive system. This includes the rectum, stomach, small intestine, esophagus, pancreas, gallbladder, liver and bile ducts. In other words, gastroenterologists treat the organs that begin in the mouth and go all the way through to the rectum. All these organs play a vital role in your health and comfort. From the absorption of nutrients to the removal of waste, your body relies on your digestive system to keep functioning properly.
Some diseases that affect your gastrointestinal system include:
- Cancers of the organs
- Colon Polyps
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Gallbladder Stones
- Barrett’s Esophagus
- Acid Reflux
- Crohn’s Disease
- And many more
Your Gastroenterologist can help provide relief, treat serious conditions and offer a variety of medical and physical options that can improve your health and allow you to get more out of life.