Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. It covers the study, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal. Gastroenterologists, the specialists in this field, deal with a wide range of issues such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel diseases (like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), hepatitis, as well as various cancers of the digestive system.

These specialists are skilled in endoscopic procedures, which use specialized instruments to view the gastrointestinal tract and make a diagnosis. They also manage complex diseases of the liver, pancreas, and biliary tract. The field of gastroenterology often overlaps with hepatology, which focuses specifically on the liver, pancreas, and biliary tree. Diet, nutrition, and lifestyle play significant roles in many gastrointestinal disorders, making patient education and preventive care important aspects of gastroenterology.




Dr. Saptarshi Bishnu MBBS,MD,DM(GASTRO)

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