Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. It involves a detailed understanding of the normal action (physiology) of the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine (motility), the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ. It includes common and important conditions such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. In essence, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs are part of the study of Gastroenterology.
Gastroenterology is the medical specialty that deals with the study, diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases.
Within this specialty, there are several areas of differentiation, such as upper and lower diagnostic endoscopy, therapeutic endoscopy and more complex techniques such as ERCP, biliary tract and pancreas stone extraction, biliary and pancreatic prostheses placement, oesophageal, gastro-duodenal and colonic prosthesis; drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts or polypectomy.
Hamida Ashiq Trust Hospital providing facilities in
- Upper GI Endoscopy
- Lower GI Endoscopy