Gastroenterology Archive

Common operations on the digestive tract

Esophagoscopy is the insertion of a tubular instrument for direct visualization of the inside of the esophagus. This is a common diagnostic procedure performed under local (topical) or general anesthesia. This is done with the patient lying

Diseases of the digestive tract

There are a variety of disease conditions which affect the digestive tract. Some of these will necessitate surgical treatment. This system is sub­ject to inflammatory, neoplastic, congenital, and traumatic abnormalities. There are a few conditions which are

How Does Digestion Work

The digestive system modifies the foods which are eaten so that they may be absorbed and dis­tributed throughout the body for heat and en­ergy and for growth and repair. This modification of the foods is essentially a

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

The significant chapter of psychosomatics consists of gastrointerstinal diseases. A new science has been generated – neurogastroenterology. The Rome criteria have been using as the gold stand­ard for diagnostics and classification of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) over