Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine where the digestive system and its disorders are studied. This
includes diseases that affect the entire gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which takes in food, digests it to extract energy and nutrients, and expels the remaining waste. The major functions of the GI tract are digestion and excretion. The upper GI tract consists of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, and stomach. The lower GI tract includes the intestines (small and large) and the anus.
~The new outpatient Fort Sanders Center for Digestive Health opens August 13, 2012~
The new Center, located at 1819 Clinch Avenue, in Suite 218 of the Fort Sanders Center for Advanced Medicine Building, offers the latest state-of-the-art technology to diagnose, treat, and manage
a wide range of gastrointestinal diseases. More details coming soon!~