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  Published: 28/03/2018





Gastroenterology is concerned with all aspects of the digestive system, from entry to exit. The specialty deals with diseases of the gastro-intestinal tract and includes the associated fields of pancreatobiliary disease and hepatology. Gastroenterology involves inpatient care, outpatient clinics and diagnostic procedures including upper and lower gastro-intestinal endoscopy. Hepatology deals with diseases of the liver and encompasses the management of patients with acute and chronic liver failure. In addition you may be involved in the assessment and management of patients with end stage liver disease who are candidates for or have received liver transplants.

Many hospitals employ gastroenterologists in the role of a combined gastroenterologist and general physician.