Non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures can be used to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Interventional gastroenterologists evaluate a patient's symptoms, medical history, blood tests, and imaging records to form an opinion and treatment plan, which may include the use of specialised endoscopic procedures. These nonsurgical methods can help patients avoid surgery and recover faster.
"The conscious, explicit, and prudent use of current best evidence in making decisions regarding the care of individual patients" is what evidence-based medicine (EBM) is defined as. The goal of EBM is to use the clinician's experience, the patient's values, and the best available scientific evidence to guide clinical care decisions.