Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth into anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this speciality. Physicians practising in this field are called Gastroenterologists.They have usually completed about eight years of pre-medical and medical education, a year-long internship (if this is not a part of the residency), three years of an internal medicine residency, and two of three years in the gastroenterology fellowship.
Gastroenterologists perform a number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound and liver biopsy.Some gastroenterology trainees will complete a "fourth-year" in transplant hepatology, advanced endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, motility or other topics. The Department of Gastroenterology focuses on the entire digestive system. The abnormalities detected on any of organ under digestive system, require comprehensive diagnosis and accurate treatment. Expert gastroenterologists at Kasturi Medical Centre of Excellence in Gastroenterology Department are at the top of their skills in this medical section.