At Tennessee Heartburn Clinic, we offer complete medical and surgical care to diagnose and treat disorders and diseases of the digestive system. Our board-certified surgeon, Mark A. Fox, MD, FACS, has more than 20 years of experience performing minimally-invasive procedures. Learn more about our services.
Our Gastroenterology Services
- Barrett’s esophagus
- Esophageal spasm
- Esophageal cancer
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Hiatal hernia
- Inguinal hernia
- Peptic ulcers
- Gastric cancer
- Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
- Colon cancer screening
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy or Endoscopy (EGD): performed to examine the eosphagus, the gastroesophageal junction and the stomach, especially to diagnose the presence and severity of erosive esophagitis
- Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy (also known as HALO): minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to treat Barrett’s Esophagus
- 48-hour esophagus acid monitoring: provides a way to measure the severity of acid exposure in the esophagus
- Esophageal manometry: outpatient test performed to identify problems with movement and pressure in the esophagus that may lead to problems like heartburn
- Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF)
- Fundoplication surgery for GERD
- Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: procedure to see the lining of your upper GI tract
- Upper gastrointestinal (UGI) series (also known as Barium Swallow or Esophagram): a group of X-rays that look at your esophagus, stomach, and the first part of your small intestine to diagnose anatomic abnormalities, such as a hiatal hernia, blockages, inflammation of the esophagus, and free reflux. It is primarily used to rule out esophageal disorders like achalasia. A barium swallow involves ingesting a solution that can be seen on X-ray. A round tablet of barium may be given to allow observation of the movement of the esophagus during the act of swallowing.
- Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: a tube is inserted into your stomach through the abdominal wall to provide a way of feeding when oral intake isn’t working
- Endosurgical therapy (EMR)
- Colon examinations (Colonoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Anoscopy, Proctoscopy): performed to look inside your colon for ulcers, polyps, and abnormal cells
For more information about the surgeries and conditions treated at Tennessee Heartburn Clinic or to schedule an appointment, please call (931) 484-5141. Here is more information about our office.