Gastroenterologists specialize in the digestive system and are experts in the function and diseases of the liver, colon, bile ducts, gallbladder, pancreas, rectum, small intestine, stomach, and esophagus.
A muscular tube that connects the throat and stomach, the esophagus can be affected by several different conditions. About eight inches long, the esophagus also contains the lower esophageal sphincter and upper esophageal sphincter.
Our livers are one of our largest organs. Weighing about three pounds, they are vital for our body’s immune system as well as our metabolic function. They naturally help detox our bodies by regulating chemical levels in our blood and help metabolize drugs and nutrients.