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The digestive system is an intricate system that can be disrupted by disease, diet and emotional stress. While some digestive problems can be remedied with medicine and lifestyle changes, others require surgery. The primary role of the digestive system is to help the body break down and absorb food. Also known as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, it includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine also called the colon , rectum, and anus.
Gastrointestinal ultrasound provides more detailed images of the digestive system than other imaging studies. It allows physicians to examine your esophageal and stomach linings, as well as your upper and lower digestive tract.
Related Journals of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Surgery: Current Research, Advances in Surgery, American Journal of Surgery, Arab Journal of Gastroenterology, Best Practice and Research in Clinical Gastroenterology