We found 9 gastroenterologists near Franklin, TN.

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Sonali Suresh Sakaria
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Address: 3301 Aspen Grove Drive, Franklin, TN 37067
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
Lloyd King MD
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (156 ratings)
Address: 2105 Edward Curd Lane, Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: 615-791-7252
Dr. Elizabeth H. Lindsey MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.17 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 100 Covey Drive, Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: 615-791-2330
Dr. Brad E. Maltz MD
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.6 stars out of 5 (244 ratings)
Address: 799 Edwards Drive, Franklin, TN 37064
Dr. Wilmot C. Burch M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.45 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 740 Cool Springs Boulevard, Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: 615-771-8786
Max Tillman Caudill M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.91 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
Address: 100 Covey Drive, Franklin, TN 37067
Janet Daily APN
Specializes in Family Medicine, Gastroenterology (Digestive System)
Address: 100 Covey Drive, Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: 615-791-2330
Claire Srouji Davis APRN
Specializes in Adult Hepatology, Family Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Nutrition
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (265 ratings)
Address: 2105 Edward Curd Lane, Franklin, TN 37067
Clinical Interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), nutrition issues, hepatobiliary disorders
Dr. James Robert Davenport PH.D., M.D.
Specializes in Gastroenterology (Digestive System)
Address: 125 Cool Springs Boulevard, Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: 615-716-2137
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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient's body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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