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Gastroenterology

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Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomical structures that contribute to the normal digestive processes, and with the functioning of these structures. Given the diversity of disease causes or etiologies concerning the digestive system, which can vary from : autoimmunity to infective agents, from congenital malformations to traumatic damage, gastroenterology can have significant overlap with other disciplines.

Gastroenterologists

Physicians that specialty trained in the field of gastroenterology are called gastroenterologists.

Conditions

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Tests

Procedures

Gastroenterology tests and procedures

Common tests and procedures in gastroenterology include endoscopy of both the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract.

PH-zond for gastroenterology
PH-zond for gastroenterology

Journals in Gastroenterology

Some of the journals that gastroenterologist might follow include:

List of Gastroentrologists in the US

List of Gastroenterology doctors

Comprehensive list of Gastroenterologists in the United States.


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