Gastroenterology is a service line with unlimited potential for growth. The expanding patient need for services, combined with advancements that allow more procedures to be performed in outpatient settings, have made gastroenterology an attractive target for investors.
Patients utilize gastroenterology services throughout their lifetimes.
Gastroenterologists treat a wide variety of conditions impacting the digestive system, which includes the stomach, intestines, gallbladder, pancreas, and liver. Clinicians care for patients experiencing everything from abdominal pain and heartburn to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cancers. The stats show that chronic digestive issues keep providers busy:
- Up to 100 million Americans have some form of liver disease, most of them undiagnosed (American Liver Foundation)
- About 20% of Americans have gastroesophageal reflux disease (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease)
- Nearly 6% of U.S. adults have been diagnosed with ulcers (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)