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Gastroenterology is the field of science and medicine that deals with the stomach, small and large intestines, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, and esophagus. The esophagus is a muscular tube joining your mouth with the stomach and pushes the food into the stomach while swallowing.
The stomach is the body's digestive organ where the food breaks down by gastric acid and then enters the intestines. To protect the wall of the stomach from acids, it has a special lining of cells.
Other organs of the digestive system are the small and large intestine. When the food passes through the small intestines, the organ breaks down the nutrients and then absorbs them. Water absorption occurs while the passage through the colon, and at last, all the waste products passes as feces out of the body.
The liver present on the right side of your body just underneath the ribs is of football size. This organ of the body stores glucose, vitamins, and iron essential for cells in the body. It removes the waste elements from the body and generates supplements that enhance the life of the immune system. The bile juice that helps in proper digestion is also produced by the liver.
The pancreas lies in the back of the mid-abdomen, and its function is to produce digestive juices and hormones like insulin, which are mandatory for regulating blood sugar. Our best gastroenterologists in Amritsar, perform gastroscopy and colonoscopy ERCP & others gastro procedures in the endoscopy suite. We have a dedicated team of nurses & technicians who work under our most experienced Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad, MD, DM (Gastroenterology).
Dr. Mushtag Ahmad MBBS, MD, DM
EMC Hospital has the most advanced technology, which helps our doctors reach an accurate diagnosis and carry out precise, safe, and cutting-edge, minimally invasive surgical/interventional procedures.