Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. Gastroenterologists perform a number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound and liver biopsy. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this specialty.
Significant diseases: Gastrointestinal cancers, Gastrointestinal bleeding
Significant tests: Colonoscopy, Stool test, Barium swallows, Endoscopy
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