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Gastroenterology and Digestive Health at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

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Trust Your Comprehensive Digestive Health to Fort Sanders Regional

When issues related to digestion occur, East Tennesseans can trust their care to the expert team at the Fort Sanders Center for Digestive Health.  

Our doctors, nurses, and medical professionals have the expertise to provide patients with comprehensive services related to the digestive system and gastrointestinal tract. 

What is Gastroenterology and Why is It Important?

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that studies and treats disorders of the digestive system.

GI (gastrointestinal) doctors are skilled at diagnosing and treating diseases that affect the digestive tract. The major functions of your GI tract are digestion and excretion. The upper GI tract is composed of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, and stomach. The lower GI tract includes your intestines (small and large) and anus.

At Fort Sanders Center for Digestive Health, we have the advanced technology and medical expertise to diagnose, treat, and manage a wide range of gastrointestinal issues and diseases — all in one convenient location. 

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Gastroenterology and Digestive Health Services Offered at Fort Sanders Regional

Our dedicated, skilled team of gastrointestinal specialists are ready to treat a wide variety of digestive conditions using cutting-edge equipment and techniques.  

Gastroenterology specialties at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center include:

  • Colonoscopy 
  • Capsule endoscopy (also known as “PillCam”)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • SpyGlass™ technology 
  • Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Let’s explore these specialties in greater detail, to give you an understanding of the exceptional services at Fort Sanders Center for Digestive Health. 

Capsule endoscopy
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
SpyGlass™ technology
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a proud member of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network. To learn more about gastroenterology services, treatments, and resources near you, visit our full list of Covenant Health digestive health service providers today.


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