Gastroenterology and Hepatology




It is the branch of medicine that incorporates study of liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas as well as management of their disorders. Etymologically the word Hepatology is formed of ancient Greek hepar or hepato meaning 'liver' and suffix -logia meaning 'word' or 'speech'.

Although traditionally considered a sub-specialty of gastroenterology, rapid expansion has led in some countries to doctors specialising solely on this area, who are called hepatologist where
they have usually completed a basic medical degree, internal medicine speciality programme and three years in the hepatology fellowship programme.



Biliary System