Education & training
Surgeon is medically qualified doctors who operate on patients in order to treat disease or injury. Gastroenterologist concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the oesophagus (gullet), stomach, small and large intestines (bowel), liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Gastroenterologist treat conditions such as gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal cancer, anaemia – a condition where the haemoglobin the blood (a pigment that carries oxygen) is below normal levels, inflammatory bowel disease, eg Crohn’s disease (inflammation of the lining of the digestive system), ulcerative colitis (inflammation and ulceration of the lining of the rectum and colon), short bowel syndrome, jaundice – a condition where the skin yellows due to an accumulation of bilirubin the blood and tissues, management of alcoholic, viral hepatitis (Inflammation of the liver caused by a virus) and autoimmune liver disorders (where the body attacks its own cells), diverticulitis - inflammation of the diverticula (small pouches) in the intestine, gastroenteritis, hepatitis. Hepatologist is a specialist who treat of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and biliary tree include fatty liver disease, alcoholic liver disease, primary billiary cirrhosis (PBC), autoimmune hepatitis, autoimmune sclerosing cholangitis, cirrhosis, portal hypertension, genetic liver diseases such as haemochromatosis.