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Digestive Care (Gastroenterology)

Digestive Care (Gastroenterology)

Your body’s digestive system takes, digests and absorbs food and gets rid of waste. Ballad Health’s gastroenterologists (digestive system doctors) and dietitians (nutrition experts) can help you keep your stomach, intestines and other organs working well, so you stay healthy.

Top-Rated Care

Trust you’ll receive high-quality digestive care at Ballad Health.

CareChex®, a ratings organization and division of Quantros, Inc., ranked Franklin Woods Community Hospital and Sycamore Shoals Hospital in the top 10 percent of Tennessee hospitals in 2017 for medical excellence in gastrointestinal care. Both hospitals also earned Healthgrades’ Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award in 2016.

Our recognitions mean you can expect skilled care that helps you stay safe and get the best possible results.

Conditions We Treat

You might have a digestive disorder if you experience stomach pain, nausea, unexpected weight gain or loss, diarrhea or constipation.

Ask your doctor about getting tested and treated for conditions such as:

  • Appendicitis
  • Cirrhosis (liver scarring)
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diverticulitis and diverticulosis (intestinal pain)
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hepatitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Lack of certain vitamins or minerals in your body
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatitis

Services & Treatments

Through Ballad Health, take advantage of a wide range of digestive health tests and treatments, including:

  • C. diff treatment – Delivers healthy bacteria to your body to cure the infection
  • Colonoscopy – Looks at the inner lining of your whole large intestine
  • Colorectal surgery – Provides less-invasive care that speeds your recovery
  • ERCP – Looks at your liver, gallbladder or pancreas and can remove gallstones
  • Endoscopic ultrasound – Creates sound waves that form a picture of your digestive tract
  • GERD surgery – Eases heartburn and acid reflux
  • Hepatology services – Care for the liver, gallbladder and pancreas
  • Mesenteric angiogram – Uses X-rays and a special dye to look at the arteries that send blood to your intestines
  • Nutrition counseling – Teaches you what foods to eat and avoid to stay healthy
  • Pediatric gastroenterology – Cares for children’s digestive systems
  • Sigmoidoscopy – Looks at the inner lining of the lower part of your large intestine
  • Upper GI endoscopy – Checks the lining of the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine

 

Find a Specialist

View Ballad Health’s network of doctors and search by name, specialty, condition, gender and location. Or call 833-8-BALLAD for help finding a provider who offers the specific care you need.

Digestive Care (Gastroenterology) Locations

300 MedTech Parkway
Johnson City, TN 37604
36.336104
-82.4020472
130 West Ravine Road
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 224-4000
36.5540128
-82.55483030000001
2000 Brookside Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 857-7000
36.5509222
-82.5143556
400 N. State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 431-6111
36.3077445
-82.38424980000001
16000 Johnston Memorial Drive
Abingdon, VA 24211
(276) 258-1000
36.7226195
-81.9117949
100 Fifteenth Street NW
Norton, VA 24273
36.931716
-82.6433645
245 Medical Park Drive
Marion, VA 24354
36.852817
-81.4873597
1501 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
36.3460801
-82.2496719
401 Takoma Avenue
Greeneville, TN 37743
(423) 639-3151
36.1512166
-82.8456353

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Ballad Health Foundation to host Wine Women & Shoes on April 27

This year’s Wine Women & Shoes will be held Saturday, April 27, from 2-5 p.m. Proceeds from the event will again help the foundation enhance its breast cancer screening programs by providing more 3D mammograms, breast MRI tests, BRCA 1 and 2 genetic analyses and genetic panels. ... read more about Ballad Health Foundation to host Wine Women & Shoes on April 27.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Johnston Memorial Hospital plans dental residency program to provide dental care for the underserved

A dire need for dental care in Southwest Virginia was one of the catalysts for Johnston Memorial to plan a dental residency program that will offer advanced training to dentists who have obtained licensure and are interested in furthering their education or specializing in a certain field.  ... read more about Johnston Memorial Hospital plans dental residency program to provide dental care for the underserved.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Annual Power of Health Expo and Power of Play 5K set for April 27

The annual event will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to noon at Bristol Regional Medical Center. The expo portion will take place in the hospital’s conference center, while the 5K takes place right outside the hospital’s main entrance. The race begins at 9 a.m. ... read more about Annual Power of Health Expo and Power of Play 5K set for April 27.