What is Gastroenterology ?

Gastroenterology is the branch of medical science that deals with digestive tract diseases. The doctors that study this branch are called

doctors in gastroenterology


dr for gastroenterology

. Digestive system starts from mouth & ends at anus. It includes following organs: Esophagus (Food pipe), Stomach, Small intestine, Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas & Large bowel. A variety of disorders can affect the digestive system. Following paragraphs will throw light on the problems regularly encountered by

gastro dr

& also provide some description of the issues.


Esophagus disease

Esophagus, commonly known as food-pipe takes food from mouth to stomach. It is commonly affected by problems such as reflux, cancer, hiatal hernia, varices & cancer. The diagnosis can easily be performed by an Upper GI Endoscopy & barium swallow, as advised by

doctor gastro


GERD - Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Food Pipe Cancer

Food Pipe Cancer

Stomach diseases

Stomach is the organ where majority of digestion of food particles takes place. It is most commonly affected by ulcer, gastritis, polyps & cancer.

Doctor gastrology

will usually suggest an Upper GI Endoscopy & Biopsy. H.Pylori infection is one of the commonest reason for gastritis & ulcer disease.

Gastric ulcer

Gastric ulcer

Stomach Cancer

Stomach Cancer

Small intestinal diseases

Small intestine also called small bowel is the longest part of digestive tract. Majority of absorption of the nutrients takes place in the small intestine. It can be affected by ulcers, crohn's disease, TB & tumours. A

gastro specialist

will advise a CT enterography or Small bowel enteroscopy for proper diagnosis.

Types of Crohn's Disease

Types of Crohn's Disease

Liver diseases

Liver is the largest internal organ of human body. It has many function which includes digestion, production proteins & storage of glycogen. The most common disorders of liver are fatty liver, hepatitis, cirrhosis & cancer. The gastroenterologist doctor will ask for sonography of the abdomen, CT scan & a blood test called LFT.

Cirrhosis - Multiple nodules in liver


Multiple nodules in liver
Liver Cancer - Tumour within liver

Liver Cancer

Tumour within liver

Pancreas diseases

Pancreas is an internal organ located behind the stomach, which helps in digestion of fat. It also produces insulin. Acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis & cancer are some of the illnesses that affect pancreas. The

best gastrologist in Ahmedabad

may advise a CT scan or the blood tests such as amylase, lipase, CA 19-9 for diagnosis.

Acute Pancreatitis - Swelling of pancreas

Acute Pancreatitis

Swelling of pancreas
Pancreatic stones - Stones & stricture in Pancreatic duct

Pancreatic stones

Stones & stricture in Pancreatic duct

Pancreas Head Cancer

Pancreas Head Cancer

Gallbladder diseases

Gall bladder is a pear-shaped organ that stores bile. It is commonly affected by stones & cancer. Gastrology doctor will commonly advise an USG Abdomen for diagnosis of these diseases.

Gallbladder stones

Gallbladder stones

Large intestinal diseases

Large intestine also called colon or large bowel is the part involved in absorption of water & electrolytes. It can be affected by colitis, diverticulitis & tumours. The doctor gastrology may suggest a colonoscopy for diagnosis of the illnesses.

Types of Ulcerative Colitis

Types of Ulcerative Colitis

Location of Colon Cancer

Location of Colon Cancer

Dr Harsh Shah - Top gastroenterologist in Ahmedabad

Dr Harsh Shah - Best Gastroenterologist Doctor in Ahmedabad

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best gastro doctors

. He has been trained at the most premier gastroenterology institutes in India. He has treated hundreds of complex cases in gastroenterology & has broad experience in surgical gastroenterology. No wonder why patients regard him as the

best gastroenterologist in India


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Kaizen Hospital is first gastroenterology hospital in Gujarat. It is trusted by thousands of patients every year, who undergo treatment here. It has state of the art ICU, a latest CT scan machine & cutting edge operation theatres.

Kaizen Hospital - Best Gastroenterology hospital

Should I consult a Gastrologist near me ?

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Gastroenterology treatment

The patients suffering from gastroenterology illnesses will require

gastroenterology treatment

. It includes diagnosis with the help of endoscopy such as Upper GI Endoscopy & colonoscopy. The doctor may advise an USG abdomen or CT/MRI. A PET-CT Scan may be necessary for cancer staging. The treatment may include EUS or ERCP & sometimes operations.



Biopsy, stenting, Stone removal