The Gastrointestinal Tumor Service (GITS) provides easy access to a multi-disciplinary team that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. This includes those of the colon, stomach, small intestines, rectum, liver, pancreas, bile ducts, esophagus, anus and retroperitoneum.
Benefits of GITS
One phone call to the GITS team can put you in touch with our team of board certified physicians led by Dr. James McLoughlin, a surgical oncologist. Our team of specialists have an interest and expertise in the evaluation, management and treatment of all GI cancers. Patient cases are reviewed at a weekly multidisciplinary tumor conference attended by surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, genetic counselors and clinical nurses in order to determine the best treatment plan for the individual. This individualized treatment plan is designed to maximize outcomes and quality of life.
Your Care Team
The GITS at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Cancer Institute offers comprehensive education, prevention, risk reduction, diagnostic and treatment options that include:
- Arterial embolization
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Clinical Trials
- Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
- Genetic Evaluation and Screening
- Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Resection
- Interventional Radiology with Biopsy & Stent Placement
- Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery
- Nutritional Counseling
- PET Imaging
- Radical Surgery for Advanced or Metastatic Disease
- Radiofrequency and Microwave Ablation
- Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT)
- Supportive Services
For more information, call 865-305-4487 (GITS).