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:

Available Now! Open Access Endoscopy

(For providers and their staff only)

Quick access when most needed.
Eliminate the many needs of scheduling an appointment. 


Includes: Screenings, Surveillance, and Urgent Colonoscopy and Endoscopy

Refer to an Open Access Endo: