Gastroenterology is the study of conditions affecting the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver as well as their normal function. It requires a thorough understanding of the physiology of the gastrointestinal organs and their typical functions, which include the motility—or movement—of substances through the stomach and intestines, the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, the elimination of waste products from the system, and the role of the liver as a digestive organ. It comprises prevalent and significant illnesses such hepatitis, gastric reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional issues, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colon polyps, and cancer. In essence, the study of gastroenterology includes both healthy function and pathology of the digestive organs.
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Premier Healthcare has medical professionals that specialize in preventing, identifying, and treating conditions involving the digestive tract and the liver. The pancreas, liver, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon are primarily affected by these disorders.
Resources for gastroenterology at Premier Healthcare include the most recent endoscopic tools and minimally invasive procedures. In order to inspect and treat digestive system diseases with the least amount of influence on the surrounding tissues, doctors use endoscopic treatments during which tubes are inserted through the mouth, nose, or rectum.