Dr. Trudie Goers

Trudie A Goers, MD, FACS

Board Certified General Surgery

PROCEDURES

LINX procedure
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia
Achalasia Surgery
Adrenal Surgery
Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery
Appendectomy
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
Gastrectomy
Gastric Surgery
Gastroparesis
General Surgery
Hernia Repair
Hernia Surgery
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Laparoscopic Surgery
Lipoma Excision
Parathyroidectomy
Port-A-Cath Insertion/Removal
Skin Mole Excision
Spleen Surgery
Splenectomy
Thyroid and Parathyroid
Thyroidectomy
Ventral Hernia Repair
Wound Care

OFFICE LOCATION

Downtown Clinic

356 24th Ave. North, Suite 400

Nashville, TN 37203

P: 615-329-7887     F: 615-340-4537

Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital

2000 Church St.

Nashville, TN 37236

P: 615-284-5555

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Centennial Medical Center

2300 Patterson St.

Nashville, TN 37203

P: 615-342-1000

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Meet Dr. Goers

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.

EDUCATION/TRAINING

  • Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Internship: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Fellowship: Legacy Health, Lee Swanstrom, Portland, OR

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American College of Surgeons
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons