Your digestive system involves a lot of organs that work together to process food. Common annoyances like bloating or diarrhea are sometimes signs that something has gone wrong in that process. That’s when it’s time to see a gastroenterologist at Cochise Oncology!
What is Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the digestive system and its disorders. This includes diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases and conditions affecting the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, and liver. The digestive system plays a crucial role in the body’s overall health and well-being, as it is responsible for the breakdown, absorption, and elimination of food and waste.
Gastrointestinal disorders can range from mild conditions like acid reflux and constipation to more serious conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, and cancer. Gastroenterologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating these disorders.