A Gastroenterologist is a specialist physician with training and experience in the management of diseases of the gastrointestinal
tract and liver.
Gastroenterology is the study
of the function and diseases of the oesophagus, stomach, small
intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and
It includes conditions such as cancer, colon polyps, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease,
colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD, Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis),
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. Nutritional problems, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation and iron deficiency anaemia.