“Living Well Gluten Free” workshops

Gastrointestinal Associates, in partnership with Knoxville author and celiac disease expert Janet McKenzie Prince, will present a free, public workshops to help people who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity understand their condition and learn how to shop, prepare healthy meals and eat at restaurants. The workshop, “Living Well Gluten Free” will be held Thursday, October 17. Gastrointestinal Associates physician … Read More

GIA physicians routinely exceed national quality goal for colonoscopy

The specialist physicians at Gastrointestinal Associates who perform patient colonoscopies have consistently surpassed an important national quality benchmark for that procedure. The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy set a benchmark of 95 for the percentage of colonoscopies in which the entirety of the colon was examined.

Fourth Annual Gastrointestinal Associates’ Screening Colonoscopy Day is Lifesaving

The fourth annual Gastrointestinal Associates’ Screening Colonoscopy Day on Saturday gave 42 Knox-area people a life-saving opportunity – receiving a free colonoscopy. GIA founded Screening Colonoscopy Day in 2009 for two reasons: to help protect uninsured people from this preventable and treatable disease, and to raise awareness about the importance of you and your loved ones getting screenings.

Leading the way in GI Healthcare

We are proud to be a national leader in research and technology in the field of gastrointestinal disease. At GIA, our goal is to advance the treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal illness and provide the best state-of-the-art health care for our patients.

GI Roundtable highlights focus on patient care

Recently I was privileged to be a part of a national GI Roundtable held here in Knoxville. During the course of two days, 130 invited leaders of gastrointestinal practices from across the country came together to discuss health care reform and the future of gastroenterology.

Second annual GIA Screening Colonoscopy Day helps build awareness

Back by popular demand . . . we held our second annual GIA Screening Colonoscopy Day on Saturday, Oct. 9. This year we provided free colonoscopy screenings for 48 patients who were referred to us by Interfaith Health Clinic, The Free Medical Clinic of America and West Knox Free Clinic.

Ulcers: Separating Fact from Fiction

Ulcers are a common condition. About 20 million Americans now have, have had, or sometime in their lives will have an occurrence or recurrence of this chronic disease. Because ulcers are common, many people think they know all there is to know about the condition. Test your knowledge to see how much you really know:

Let’s Not Complicate Surgery with Infections

At Gastrointestinal Associates, we take infection control measures very seriously. We are so committed to this, in fact, that we have never experienced a single infection in our centers as a result of an endoscopic procedure since we began the very first gastrointestinal ambulatory surgery center in 1986. That is a remarkable record, and we are quite proud of it.