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. It involves a detailed understanding of the normal action (physiology) of the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine (motility), the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ. It includes common and important conditions such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. In essence, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs are part of the study of Gastroenterology.
The human digestive system consists of the gastrointestinal tract plus the accessory organs of digestion (the tongue, salivary glands, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder). This system of critically important organs require highly specialised care. Supercare Hospital with its Gastroenterological department led under the visionary guidance of Dr. R.S. Thangkhiew who is the most renowned Gastroenterologist in the region is fully equipped to provide the best Gastroenterological healthcare solutions that modern medicine can provide.
When it comes to taking care of you rest assured that you and your loved ones shall receive the best Gastroenterological treatment that modern medicine can provide.
Dr. R. S. Thangkhiew MBBS, MD, DM (Gastro)
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