Gastrointestinal (GI) doctors in Middle Tennessee

Gastrointestinal (GI) issues can be painful and embarrassing and can interfere with your daily activities. That's why the gastroenterologists at TriStar Medical Group are here to help alleviate the discomfort that can come with a GI condition. Our specialists are dedicated to improving the overall digestive health of patients in Middle Tennessee.

To visit one of our GI doctors, call us at (800) 242-5662.

Comprehensive GI care

A properly functioning digestive tract is essential to your health. That's why our highly skilled GI doctors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the digestive system, including the:

  • Bile ducts
  • Colon
  • Esophagus
  • Gallbladder
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Rectum
  • Small intestine
  • Stomach

GI conditions we treat

Digestive issues can make life challenging, but our GI specialists are experienced in diagnosing and treating a range of GI conditions, including:

  • Abdominal pain (upper and lower)
  • Acid reflux
  • Blood in stool
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Internal hemorrhoids
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Stomach issues
  • Swallowing issues
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss

Types of gastrointestinal disorders

Sometimes a digestive issue can be a symptom of a gastrointestinal disorder. Our gastroenterologists treat and offer solutions to manage common and complex gastrointestinal diseases, including:

  • Anemia
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Biliary disease
  • Bowel disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Colon polyp
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Hepatitis
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Jaundice
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Stomach disease
  • Stomach ulcer disease
  • Swallowing disorder
  • Ulcerative colitis

Treatment for gastrointestinal disease

We are committed to providing high-quality, patient-centered GI treatments that are specially tailored to our patients' needs. Our GI doctors offer surgical and non-surgical solutions, including many outpatient and minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopy.

Endoscopy is a procedure where an endoscope, a long, thin tube with a tiny camera on its end, is inserted into the body to visually examine internal organs and tissues. Our endoscopic and other minimally invasive procedures allow our patients to recover quickly and resume daily activities as soon as possible.

Our GI doctors offer a wide range of treatment options, including:

  • Colonoscopy—An endoscopic exam wherein a colonoscope is used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine, colon and rectum
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)—An endoscopic procedure used to collect tissue for examination and remove cancerous and precancerous growths from the digestive tract's lining
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)—A procedure that uses endoscopy and X-rays to diagnose and treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)—An exam performed with a special endoscope that uses ultrasound technology to produce detailed images of the lining and walls of the digestive tract, chest, pancreas, liver and lymph nodes
  • Esophageal endoscopy (EGD)—An endoscopic procedure used to examine the lining of the esophagus and diagnose and treat certain upper GI tract disorders
  • EUS guided procedure—An endoscopic procedure wherein doctors use EUS to produce sonograms to view the body's internal structures and guide them through the examination
  • EUS fine needle aspiration—An endoscopic procedure that uses EUS-generated sonograms to help doctors see where to place a biopsy needle to remove tissue for further investigation
  • Immunosuppressive medication—A non-invasive method in which certain drugs are prescribed to treat and manage conditions, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Polypectomy—A procedure wherein either forceps or a laparoscope is used to remove an abnormal collection of tissue (polyp)