Trudie A. Goers, MD, FACS

Board Certified General Surgery

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Dr. Trudie Goers

Board Certified General Surgeon


Downtown Clinic

356 24th Ave. North | Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37203
TEL  615.329.7887   FAX  615.340.4537
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:30pm



St. Thomas Midtown Hospital

Centennial Medical Center


Abdominal Hernia Repair
LINX procedure
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia
Achalasia Surgery
Adrenal Surgery
Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery
Barrx™ HALO System
Colon Surgery
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Upper Endoscopy (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
Diagnostic Laparoscopy
Endocrine Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid
Endoscopic Ablation of Barrett’s Esophagus
Esophageal Surgery
Exploratory Laparotomy
Gallbladder Surgery

Gastric Surgery
General Surgery
Hernia Repair
Hernia Surgery
Hiatal Hernia
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Laparoscopic Surgery
Lipoma Excision
Port-A-Cath Insertion/Removal
Skin Mole Excision
Spleen Surgery
Thyroid and Parathyroid
Ventral Hernia Repair
Wound Care

Treating  GERD  with  LINX

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD is a condition in which fluids from the stomach wash back into the esophagus. It is uncomfortable, Often the medications over-the-counter or prescribed just don’t stop the symptoms.
GERD is more than just a nuisance. Over time, the repeated exposure to stomach acids can cause permanent damage to the Esophagus and can even result in cancers. When medications aren’t working, surgery is an option and there is a new surgical procedure called LINX that offers patients a less invasive procedure.
LINX is a procedure that allows the Surgeon to place a beaded necklace made of magnets around the weakened valve area of the Esophagus. These magnets help the valve to stay closed, but can flex when the valve needs to open to allow food to head to the stomach. LINX allows patients to often go home the day of the surgery and begin eating a regular diet right away. Should there ever be a reason to remove the LINX necklace, it can be done in a minimally invasive way and the necklace leaves no permanent change to the Esophagus itself.
If you are suffering from Reflux problems that don’t respond to medication, LINX may be your best move.


Medical School:

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI


Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO


Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO


Legacy Health, Lee Swanstrom
Portland, OR

Professional Memberships:

American College of Surgeons
Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons


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Which type of doctors treat hernias?

A lot of patients wonder ‘what type of doctor do you see for hernia surgery’? Oftentimes, your primary care physician (PCP) can diagnose a hernia in many patients and refer them to see a general surgeon. Most general surgeons specialize in hernia repair surgery. However, knowing which surgeon is best for you and they type of hernia you have is always beneficial. 

When meeting with your surgeon, be sure to get as much information as you can before making your decision. At The Surgical Clinic, our surgeons work together to exceed every patient’s results. 

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