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Gastroenterologists are responsible for a variety of conditions affecting the GI system. This could include:
Acid reflux, Hepatitis C, Polyps, or Growths, Ulcers, IBS, Jaundice, Hemorrhoids, Pancreatitis, or a Rare disease, colon cancer
What procedures are conducted by gastroenterologists?
These experts conduct a variety of non-surgical procedures. This could include:
• Endoscopic ultrasound to view the upper and lower GI tract
• Colonoscopy to detect colon cancer
• Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for the identification of gallstones, scar tissue, or tumors in the bile duct region
• Sigmoidoscopies to assess blood loss or abdominal discomfort
• Liver biopsies to test inflammation and fibrosis
• Endoscopies of the capsule to investigate the small intestine
• Double balloon enterostomy to view the small intestine
In 2015, the global market for therapeutics and diagnostics for gastrointestinal disorders reached $49.6 billion. From 2016 to 2021, this market is predicted to increase at a CAGR of 4.3 percent, from about $51.8 billion in 2016.
The main causes of gastrointestinal problems in many locations are a growing geriatric population and changing lifestyle.
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