Have you ever wondered what gastroenterology is and why it's important? This blog post explores gastroenterology in further detail and answers some common questions about this field of medicine. Read on to learn more.
What is gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is an area of medicine focused on the digestive system. A gastroenterologist specialises in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract — think anything from GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).