Gastroenterology

KCH is proud to announce that Gastroenterology has been added to the services lines now available in Knox County.

What is Gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is a medical specialty focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of issues related to digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including any number of stomach and bowel issues, esophageal disorders, and conditions of the liver, intestine, colon, or gallbladder.  

Our board-certified gastroenterologist, Dr.  Bennie Upchurch, offers consultations, hospital care and diagnostic procedures for a variety of diseases, disorders, and conditions, including:

  • Celiac Disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Acid Reflux (GERD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Gastritis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Anemia
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Esophageal disorders
  • Gallbladder and bile duct disorders
  • Liver diseases
  • Pancreatic disorders