JACKSON - West Tennessee Healthcare recently welcomed Jeffrey H. Gillis, D.O., gastroenterologist, back to West Tennessee and his new medical practice at West Tennessee Gastroenterology.
Dr. Gillis is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive health conditions. He specializes in therapeutic endoscopy, gastrointestinal wellness and nutrition, and the treatment of autoimmune digestive disorders including celiac disease. Dr. Gillis performs minimally invasive procedures exclusively at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Dr. Gillis earned his medical degree from Edward via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. He also completed fellowship training in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Gillis is board certified in internal medicine.
"I am committed to helping people with digestive disorders lead more comfortable and healthy lives by providing education on the value of nutrition, and prescribing medications, when necessary," Dr. Gillis said.
"I also specialize in minimally invasive procedures that use endoscopes equipped with tiny video cameras to visualize the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. Depending on the findings, what may start as a diagnostic procedure can progress to a therapeutic procedure, such as in cases of upper GI bleeding or the discovery of polyps during colonoscopy," he said.
West Tennessee Healthcare offers the latest techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders including endoscopy at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and Dyersburg Hospital. With gastroenterology specialists at multiple locations across the region, the health system is dedicated to offering patients comprehensive care for a full range of digestive health conditions--close to home.