A gastroenterologist must have vast knowledge about the movement of food and nutrients through the body. They commonly treat conditions like, hemorrhoids, fissures, colon polyps, rectal cancer, colon cancer, hepatitis, gall stones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer disease and other conditions that disturb the normal functioning of the alimentary tract.
A gastroenterologist frequently gives orders to a team of nurses, practitioners, physician assistants, and medical personnel, so he must be able to work well with others.
Gastroenterologists perform various specialized investigations to make a precise diagnosis. During treatment, they may discuss with the primary physician or other specialists, like, oncologists when handling cancer patients, or endocrinologists when dealing with the hormone related disorders.