What is Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.
A gastroenterologist needs to have a detailed understanding of the normal physiology of all the above mentioned organs as well as motility through the intestines and gastrointestinal tract in order to maintain a healthy digestion, absorption of nutrients, removal of waste and metabolic processes.
A gastroenterologist also needs to have a clear understanding of ailments affecting the organs of the gastrointestinal system like:
- peptic ulcer disease
- gastric cancers
- esophageal cancers
- Barret’s esophagus
- colon polyps
- colon and bowel cancers
- pancreatic cancers
- biliary tract disease
- gallbladder stones and cancer
- gastroesophageal reflux
- nutritional problems and malabsorption,
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- a host of other disease conditions
Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are common, comprising almost one-quarter of all cancers diagnosed in the India. The most commonly encountered GI cancers are colorectal, oesophagogastric, pancreatic and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
The Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology department is a team of highly specialized medical oncologists, scientists, physician assistants and research nurses who treat gastrointestinal malignancies, including cancers of the liver, bile duct, gallbladder, pancreas, large and small bowel, stomach, esophagus and rare tumors.
Cancer is one of the leading causes resulting in deaths, disorders, and disabilities, worldwide. Among all the organ cancers, gastrointestinal tract cancer follows a peculiar distribution pattern all over the world. They are responsible for more deaths than any other cancers. Also referred to as stomach cancer, these malignant gastric tumors are majorly found in people aged between 50 to 70 years. However, they are more common among male individuals. Dr Yogesh Bang provides advanced, comprehensive care for the early diagnoses and treatment of
- Colon cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Liver cancer
- Neuroendocrine cancer
- Esophageal cancer