Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the organs of the gastrointestinal tract, also called digestive system, and associated diseases and disorders.
The focus of this specialty are the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal.
Gastroenterologists perform a number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures:
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram or ERCP
- Endoscopic ultrasound
- Liver biopsy
Gastroenterology treatments available in Europe:
- All types of diagnostics of the gastrointestinal tract
- Therapeutic techniques
- Classical surgery
- Endoscopic procedure
- The use of lasers, hardware technology, …