Gastroenterology is a specialized area of medicine focused on the digestive system (gastrointestinal GI tract) and its disorders. Gastroenterologists are specialists who primarily diagnose and treat GI diseases. They don’t perform surgery. In some cases, they may work closely with a GI surgeon. They primarily work in a clinic or hospital setting.

Subspecialties include:

·         Hepatology, or hepatobiliary medicine

·         Proctology