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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
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
36.1513976
-82.8459897

Newsroom

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Ballad Health’s accountable care organization generates savings for fifth year in a row

AnewCare Collaborative – Ballad Health’s accountable care organization – is one of only 21 accountable care organizations in the country to generate savings for the fifth year in a row, according to results released recently by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. ... read more about Ballad Health’s accountable care organization generates savings for fifth year in a row.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ballad Health Foundation to offer free vision care to qualifying community members

Ballad Health Foundation is partnering with local optometrists and opticians to provide free vision care – which includes glasses – to qualifying community members. All applications need to be turned in on October 11 at Laughlin’s main lobby between 8-11 a.m.  ... read more about Ballad Health Foundation to offer free vision care to qualifying community members.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Alan Levine testifies before U.S. Senate about rural healthcare

Alan Levine, executive chairman and CEO of Ballad Health, spoke on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25, to a subcommittee of the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). Levine was one of four experts speaking before the subcommittee. ... read more about Alan Levine testifies before U.S. Senate about rural healthcare.