Gastroenterology or gastrology is the medical specialty concerned with digestive diseases. It is popularly (and incorrectly) known as "GI" (which stands for gastrointestinal).
A gastroenterologist is a physician who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, including the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and biliary system.
The signs and symptoms of gastroenterological diseases may include:
- abdominal pain
The professional body in the UK which is responsible for training and regulating medical practitioners who specialise in gastroenterology is the Royal College of Physicians. The organisation focused on the promotion of gastroenterology within the United Kingdom is the British Society of Gastroenterology
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