Faculty of our Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology provide inpatient and outpatient clinical services at three medical centers, the Methodist University Hospital, the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, and the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and at two clinics, UTMG Eastmoreland and UTMG Germantown clinics.
Methodist University Hospital (MUH)
The MUH is located in Midtown Memphis at 1256 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, only five blocks from the MED and VA. It is the flagship hospital for Methodist Healthcare, Inc., an integrated delivery network. In 2011, US News ranked Methodist Hospitals of Memphis #1 in Memphis, with Gastroenterology mentioned as a high-performing adult specialty. The GI Division serves as primary staff for the Hepatology Inpatient Service (Drs. Satheesh Nair, Jacquelyn Fleckenstein, and Sanjaya Satapathy) and provides inpatient consultative services to MUH inpatients (Drs. M. Kashif Ismail, Sufiyan Chaudhry, Toan Nguyen, Nair, Fleckenstein, and Satapathy).
The annual volume of liver transplants at the MUH is 120 cases /year, placing it amongst the 10 largest transplant centers in the nation.
The GI Lab at the MUH provides both inpatient and outpatient endoscopic and specialized procedures, including, EGD, flexible sigmoidoscopies, colonoscopies (all including dilation and stent placement), ERCP (both diagnostic and therapeutics), endoscopic ultrasound (including fine needle aspiration), intrabiliary (spyglass) endoscopy, and wireless capsule endoscopy. The average annual volume of endoscopies provided by the MUH GI Lab is 1,620 endoscopies.
Please visit Methodist University Hospital for more information. Patient contact phone number: 901-516-7000 (hospital), 901-516-7891 (GI Lab), or 901-866-8807 (for appointments).
Memphis Regional Medical Center (MED)
The MED is a 330-bed hospital located next to the UTHSC campus in the Medical District at 877 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis,TN 38103. It is the only Level 1 Trauma center in the 5 state region within 150 miles of Memphis and is renowned for its Centers of Excellence in Trauma, Burn, and High-risk Obstetrics & Newborn. The GI Division provides inpatient and outpatient consultative and endoscopic services at the MED (Drs. Joel Bessoff, Charles Mansbach, and Toan Nguyen).
The GI Lab, located at the ambulatory center, the Medplex, offers outpatient clinics and endoscopies. Besides general gastroenterology and hepatology, Dr. Bessoff also has a special interest in inflammatory bowel diseases. Procedures offered by the GI lab include flexible sigmoidoscopies, EGD, colonoscopies, and ERCP. Annually, the GI Lab at the Medplex accounts for 1,259 GI clinic visits and over 1,110 endoscopies.
Please visit the The Regional Medical Center for more information. Patient contact phone number: 901-545-7100 (hospital) or 901-545-8311 (GI Unit).
Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MVAMC)
The MVAMC is a 280-bed hospital, also located next to the UTHSC campus, at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis,TN 38103. It provides a full range of health care services to US Veterans, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research; it includes the only VA cryogenics lab and one of 23 VA spinal cord injury centers.
The GI Division provides inpatient and outpatient consultative and endoscopic services at the MVAMC (Drs. Christopher Marino, Bradford Waters, Claudio Tombazzi, James St. Hilaire, B. Kay Jackson, Charles Mansbach, and Toan Nguyen). Endoscopic procedures include flexible sigmoidoscopies, EGD, colonoscopies (all including dilation and stent placement), diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP, EUS and fine needle aspiration, liver biopsies, and wireless capsule endoscopies. General gastroenterology and hepatology clinics meet at the Outpatient Annex.
Annually, the GI Section at the MVAMC, accounts for 2,907 endoscopies.
Please visit the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center for more information. Patient contact phone number: 901-523-8990 ext 5573.
UT Medical Group (UTMG) Clinics
UTMG, the private practice arm of the University of Tennessee, operates many clinics in the Memphis metropolitan area. Our Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology holds clinics in two of these clinics, the Eastmoreland clinic, at 1325 Eastmoreland, and the Germantown clinic, at 7945 Wolf River Road Blvd. All disorders of the liver and of the digestive system are managed in these clinics. While any of our faculty members can arrange to see patients at these clinics upon request, Drs. M. Kashif Ismail, Sufiyan Chaudhry, Joel Bessoff, Jaquelyn Fleckenstein, and Satheesh Nair have regular clinics at Eastmoreland; in addition, Drs. Ismail and Chaudhry also have regular clinics at Germantown. Recommended endoscopies will be performed by our faculty physicians at our endoscopy centers at the MUH and the MED, or at Baptist Hospital East, according to patient preference or insurance requirements. Annually, there are 577 GI and 2,618 hepatology clinic visits at the Eastmoreland clinic and 249 clinic visits at the Germantown clinic.
Please visit the UT Medical Group (UTMG) Clinics for more information. Patient contact phone number 901-866-8807.