From Your Surgeon's Desk

Ground Breaking GERD Treatment

Just over a year ago Dr Trudie Goers , laparoendoscopic and gastrointestinal surgeon with The Surgical Clinic located at TriStar Centennial Medical Center made news as she became the first Tennessee surgeon to use the minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure...

Colorectal Cancer Best Treated Early

By Dr Josh Taylor The Surgical Clinic surgeons want everyone to know that early detection and treatment is the best way to approach Colorectal Cancer. Colorectal Cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in men and women in the U.S. It is the second most common...

Treatment of Acute Diverticulitis

By Dr Clinton Marlar The Surgeons of the The Surgical Clinic want everyone to know the signs and symptoms of a flair up in your colon that is actually an acute diverticulitis. Colonic diverticula are small herniations through points of weakness in the muscular wall of...

A Conversation About Colon Cancer

By Dr Gregory Neal All of the surgeons at The Surgical Clinic recognize March as Colon Cancer Awareness Month, but there is a strong feeling that every month should be a time to remind everyone of the signs and symptoms. With early diagnosis comes our best hope for...

Real and Permanent Help for GERD!

By Dr Trudie Goers It is an exciting time of change and innovation in surgical gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) treatment. A weak muscle at the bottom of the esophagus called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) can allow the backward flow of stomach acid and...