What is GI?
What is gastroenterology or GI? Gastroenterology is a medical specialty or study dealing with digestion and the digestive system. Gastroenterologists diagnose and treat disorders of the stomach, intestines, liver, and pancreas, including ulcers, tumors, inflammatory diseases (such as ulcerative colitis and ile-itis), and rectal disorders.
After five years of Internal Medicine training, GI physicians do an additional three years of training for gastroenterology (a total of 7 years training after medical school.)
What is hepatology? Hepatology is the branch of medicine that incorporates the study of liver, gallbladder,
biliary tree, and pancreas as well as management of their disorders.
What is Investigative Gastroenterology? The best way to describe Dr. Smith’s Investigative
is: Never giving up on the patient until the patient gives up. If anyone can get to the bottom of your digestive
mystery, it’s Dr. Smith! So don’t write off your G.I. problems as a cold case or lost cause. No matter what your
G.I. mystery is, stick with Dr. Gregory Smith and he will take the time to thoroughly investigate your G.I.
Health until your “case” is solved.
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Services We Offer
At Dr. Gregory S. Smith’s office, we offer a range of gastrointestinal services so you don’t need to go elsewhere for special treatments or procedures. It’s all here, under one roof. From hemorrhoid banding to Hepatitis-C treatment and endoscopic procedures, our office has everything you need to stay healthy for a lifetime.
Diagnosis We Treat or Help You Prevent
What to Expect on the Day of Your Consult:
Motility Study & Treatments
Procedures & Treatments|
(Info & Demo Videos)
Nervous About Having a Procedure? At Athens Endoscopy, LLC we offer:
Dr. Gregory S. Smith is affiliated with the following hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers:
- Athens Endoscopy, LLC
- Athens Regional Medical Center
- St. Mary’s Hospital
- Landmark Hospital