University Gastroenterology

University Gastroenterology

The board-certified gastroenterologists at University Gastroenterology specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders, including:

  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Acid reflux disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Hepatitis C

Digestive disorders include diseases related to the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, gallbladder, liver and pancreas. Our team performs a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with gastrointestinal diseases.

University Gastroenterology Patient Guide

Are you visiting us for the first time, or returning for a procedure? Let us help you prepare.

New Patient Forms

Screening Colonoscopy Paperwork 

Colorectal Cancer Screening Evaluation

Our Specialties

University Gastroenterology at The University of Tennessee Medical Center offers a full range of services supported by expert physicians and specially trained nurses with ready access to modern diagnostic and treatment facilities.  In addition, physicians utilize minimally invasive procedures, when applicable, to provide shorter recovery times with the best possible patient outcomes. For expert treatment of digestive diseases, we offer:

Insurance Coverage for Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Before making an appointment for a colorectal cancer screening, please check with your insurance company to find out whether the procedure is covered. In most cases, the following applies:

  • Fecal occult blood test—Covered by Medicare and most private insurers annually.
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy—Medicare and many private insurers will pay every four to five years.
  • Colonoscopy—Medicare and most private insurers pay for this test for screening for high-risk patients. Medicare will pay for average-risk patients. Medicare will pay for average-risk individuals without symptoms every 10 years with some exceptions.

Some insurance companies still do not cover these procedures. As a result, you may be asked to sign a waiver that states you will be financially responsible for the bill your insurance will not pay.

Unless you are coming in for a routine screening, if you are not having symptoms, you most insurance companies will not pay for an office visit.

Contact Info
1930 Alcoa Highway
Physicians Office Building A, Suite 145
Knoxville, TN 37920

Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm

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