Gastroenterology is a specialty of medicine concerned with the digestive tract, also known as the gastrointestinal tract. This includes organs such as the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and biliary system.
What is a Gastroenterologist?
A gastroenterologist is an internal medicine physician who has received additional specialty training in the field of gastroenterology. Gastroenterologists have extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases that affect the digestive tract. Gastroenterologists work alongside primary care physicians to help patients with gastrointestinal diseases achieve the best possible outcomes.