Who is a gastroenterologist?
After passing the general medical course, the gastroenterologist has acquired his specialty in the field of gastroenterology and liver medicine and is fully acquainted with various gastrointestinal diseases and ways of treating it. The human digestive system is responsible for digesting and absorbing food as well as excretion. To better understand, we need to know the components of the human digestive system. The digestive system begins in the mouth and continues to the anus.
A gastroenterologist is an expert in digestive health and issues related to the stomach, intestines, and bowels, but also includes a number of other organs related to the entire digestive tract. A lot happens between the time food enters your mouth until it is excreted from your body as waste.
Because many patients who are seen by gastroenterologists are overweight or obese, it is important for gastroenterologists to be familiar with options available to treat obesity, including their potential adverse effects, and to consider becoming actively involved in helping their obese patients lose weight.
A gastroscopy checks your food pipe, stomach and upper part of the small intestine for abnormalities. This minimally invasive procedure uses a thin, flexible camera, which is inserted through your mouth into your stomach and duodenum, to diagnose problems and take tissue samplesa