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What is Gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is the science of digestive tract physiology and pathophysiology. This specialty advances from the seminal platform of internal medicine training to focus on health care for maintenance of gastrointestinal tract health, treatment of related diseases, and screening for early recognition or prevention of related cancers. The specialty utilizes both cognitive and technical skills and involves a wide array of advanced technology for both diagnostic evaluations as well as therapeutic interventions.