Advancements in Gastroenterology
Gastroenterology is the field of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this speciality. Physicians practicing in this field are called gastroenterologists. A gastroenterologist should understand the normal physiology of the alimentary canal organs in order to continue healthy digestion, absorption of nutrients, and excretion of waste for further metabolic processes. Gastroenterology branch includes the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, liver stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum.