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Physicians who specialize in the gastrointestinal tract are called GI doctors or gastroenterologists. These specialists diagnose and treat problems with the digestive system and conditions related to the vital processes in which it is involved. The field is a sub-specialty of the broader internal medicine, which provides more in-depth diagnosis and treatment. GI doctors have extensive training in conditions related to the stomach, bowels, and more. If a patient has a condition that affects multiple systems, a GI doctor will They also provides consultation with other specialists when conditions are linked to or complicated by other body systems.

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1. What is the GI System?

The GI, or gastrointestinal system, includes the organs of the digestive tract: the mouth, esophagus, small and large bowel, rectum, and anus. It also contains the organs of the biliary system: the pancreas, liver, gall bladder, and bile ducts. All these organs work together to digest and metabolize food, clear out toxins, and maintain fluid balance.

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