Neuro-gastroenterology (including achalasia, gastroparesis, other motility disturbances)
Neurogastroenterology is a subspecialty of gastroenterology that overlaps with neurology. The enteric nervous system is a collection of neurones that can function more or less independently of the central nervous system (CNS)..Disorders related to gastrointestinal motility (the movement of food contents through the GI tract) and gastric acid production are among the most common problems in the field of Gastroenterology and indeed, in all of medicine.
Neurogastroenterology encompasses the study of the brain, the gut, and their interactions with relevance to the understanding and management of gastrointestinal motility and functional gastrointestinal disorders. Specifically, neurogastroenterology focuses on the functions, malfunctions, and the malformations of the sympathetic, parasympathetic, and enteric divisions of the digestive tract