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What is Gastroenterology?

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Gastroenterology is a specialised area of medicine that focuses on the GI tract. Some gastroenterologists treat general diseases of the GI. Others focus on a particular type of gastroenterology.

Some possible areas of emphasis are:

  • hepatology, which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas
  • pancreatic disease
  • transplantation
  • inflammatory bowel disease, or chronic inflammation of your digestive tract
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • endoscopic surveillance
  • reflux esophagitis, which is commonly due to gastroesophageal reflux disease

Prof Dr. Muzaffar Gill is advanced trained Interventional Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist. He has special expertise in advanced therapeutic biliary and pancreatic endoscopy (ERCP).  He can do endoscopic dilatation of Obstruction /Stricture and stone removal from the bile duct and pancreatic duct with video endoscopic techniques ( non surgical with out open surgery). 

What is a gastroenterologist?

These specialists primarily diagnose and treat GI diseases in both men and women.

They perform endoscopic procedures, in which they use specialised instruments to view the GI tract and make a diagnosis. They don’t perform surgery. In some cases, they may work closely with a GI surgeon. They primarily work in clinic or hospital settings.

The GI system:

  • digests and moves food
  • absorbs nutrients
  • removes waste from your body

Gastroenterologists can treat any part of this system.

Although the GI system includes the mouth, these specialists generally don’t provide care or services here. Instead, dentists and dental specialists focus on the health of the oral cavity.

Other parts of the GI system include the:

  • pharynx
  • esophagus
  • stomach
  • small intestine
  • large intestine
  • liver
  • gallbladder
  • pancreas
  • salivary glands
  • tongue
  • epiglottis
  • rectum
  • anus

Proctologists also treat diseases of the rectum and anus.

 

What conditions do gastroenterologists treat?

These specialists treat a number of conditions affecting the GI system. This can include:

  • acid reflux
  • ulcers
  • IBS
  • hepatitis C
  • polyps, or growths, which typically occur in the large intestine
  • jaundice, or a yellowing of the skin
  • hemorrhoids
  • bloody stool
  • pancreatitis, or a rare disease causing inflammation of the pancreas
  • colon cancer

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