gas·​tro·​en·​ter·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌga-strō-ˌen-tə-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce gastroenterology (audio) \

Definition of gastroenterology

: a branch of medicine concerned with the structure, functions, diseases, and pathology of the stomach and intestines

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gastroenterological \ ˌga-​strō-​ˌen-​tə-​rə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce gastroenterological (audio) \ adjective
gastroenterologist \ ˌga-​strō-​ˌen-​tə-​ˈrä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce gastroenterologist (audio) \ noun

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Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked nationally in one specialty — gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery (rising to 17th from 25th in 2018-19). Cindy Krischer Goodman,, "Cleveland Clinic Florida back on top of list of South Florida’s best hospitals," 30 July 2019 It's also considered high performing in cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, and pulmonary and lung surgery. Kara Carlson, Dallas News, "UT Southwestern ranks as top hospital in North Texas. Here's how its competitors compare," 29 July 2019 Along with serving as chief of gastroenterology at MGH for more than 30 years, Dr. Isselbacher had been the Mallinckrodt distinguished professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Globe Staff,, "Dr. Kurt Isselbacher, world leader in gastroenterology and former head of MGH Cancer Center, dies at 93," 24 July 2019 Understanding this variety is relevant to our health because different fibers have different health effects on our gastrointestinal tract, said William Chey, a professor of gastroenterology and nutrition at the University of Michigan. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Nearly all Americans fail to eat enough of this actual superfood," 15 July 2019 By that yardstick, the top nine practice groups are all specialists, led by neurology, psychiatry, gastroenterology, and hematology/oncology. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Trouble Seeing a Specialist? Here’s What’s Driving the ‘Doctor Draught’," 15 July 2019 Right now, the facility operates clinics for behavioral health, cardiology, chemotherapy, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonary and more. Ivana Hrynkiw |,, "Cooper Green: What patients should know about healthcare partnership with UAB," 4 July 2019 Allergan, with 2018 revenue of $15.8 billion, focuses on medical aesthetics, eye care, central nervous system disorders and gastroenterology. Chris Isidore, CNN, "AbbVie to buy Allergan in a $63 billion drug deal," 25 June 2019 The hospital’s gastroenterology care came in at number 16 and its respiratory care at number 17. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Riley Hospital for Children ranks among top 50 hospitals in nation in 9 areas," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of gastroenterology

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

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gas·​tro·​en·​ter·​ol·​o·​gy | \ -ˌent-ə-ˈräl-ə-jē How to pronounce gastroenterology (audio) \
plural gastroenterologies

Medical Definition of gastroenterology

: a branch of medicine concerned with the structure, functions, diseases, and pathology of the stomach and intestines

Other Words from gastroenterology

gastroenterological \ -​rə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce gastroenterological (audio) \ also gastroenterologic \ -​ˈläj-​ik How to pronounce gastroenterologic (audio) \ adjective
gastroenterological disorders a gastroenterological procedure

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