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Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine related to the digestive system and its disorders. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal, are focus of this specialty. Physicians practicing in this field of medicine are called gastroenterologists. They have usually completed the eight years of pre-medical and medical education, a yearlong internship (if this is not a part of the residency), three years of an internal medicine residency, and two to three years in the gastroenterology fellowship.

Specialists in GI radiology, hepatobiliary or gastric medicine or in GI oncology will then complete a two or three year fellowship. Gastroenterology is not same as gastroenterological surgery or of colon and rectal (proctology) surgery, which are specialty branches of general surgery. Important advances have been made in the last fifty years, contributing to rapid expansion of its scope. Hepatology, or hepatobiliary medicine, encompasses the study of the liver, pancreas, and biliary tree and is traditionally considered a sub-specialty.

 

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Appendix is a small, finger-shaped, 3-1/2 inch long organ located in the first part of the large intestine, also known as colon.

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Piles are hemorrhoids that have become inflamed. Hemorrhoids are masses, clumps, cushions of tissue in the rectum, the last part of the intestine, commonly known as anus.

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GERD results in esophageal inflammation and thereby increasing of ulcers, narrowing of esophageal stricture or esophageal cancer.

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