Mississippi Gastroenterology Society

Advancing the Science and Practice of Gastroenterology in Mississippi

Our Mission

To promote sharing of knowledge pertaining to Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and the practice of Gastroenterology to society members, GI nurses, and specialty technicians. To provide a forum for the presentation of timely clinical and scientific research pertaining to the practice of Gastroenterology and Endscopy.
Welcome to the Mississippi Gastroenterology Society
Mississippi Gastroenterology Society Annual Meeting
February 8, 2014
Hilton Jackson
Jackson, Mississippi
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Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine whereby the digestive system and its disorders are studied. The name is a combination of three Ancient Greek words gaster (stomach), enteron (intestine), and logos (reason).

Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the organs from mouth
to anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this specialty.

practicing in this field of medicine are called Gastroenterologists. They have usually completed the eight years of pre-medical and medical education, the yearlong internship (if this is not a part of the residency), three years of an internal medicine residency, and two to three years in the gastroenterology fellowship. Specialists in GI radiology, hepatobiliary or gastric medicine, or in GI oncology will then complete a two- or three-year fellowship.
Gastroenterology is not the same as gastroenterological surgery or of colon and rectal (proctology) surgery, which are specialty branches of general surgery.
Important advances have been made in the last fifty years, contributing to rapid expansion of its scope.