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From the Greek gaster, "the paunch or belly" and the
word enteron, "the gut or intestine," relating to the
Greek enteros, "within."
Gastroenterology encompasses the evaluation and treatment of
patients with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas,
biliary tract, and liver. It includes disorders of organs within
the abdominal cavity and requires knowledge of the manifestations
of gastrointestinal disorders in other organ systems, including the
skin. Additional content areas include nutrition and nutritional
deficiencies, and screening and prevention, particularly for
Important procedural skills include flexible sigmoidoscopy,
colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, all including biopsy and polypectomy,
esophageal dilation, paracentesis, esophageal manometry, and
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Other procedures
performed by some gastroenterologists include 24-hour esophageal pH
monitoring, small bowel absorption tests, gastric acid analysis,
liver biopsy, and percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography.
Gastroenterology fellowship training requires three years of
accredited training beyond general internal medicine residency. Of
the three years, a minimum of 18 months must include clinical
training in the diagnosis and management of a broad spectrum of
For the 2015-2016 academic year, there are 166 Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited training
programs in Gastroenterology with 1,519 active positions.
The American Board of Internal
Medicine offers certification in Gastroenterology.
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