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Smoky Mountain Gastroenterology

Digestive health experts conveniently located in the Blount Memorial Physician Office Building

At Smoky Mountain Gastroenterology, restoring East Tennesseans’ digestive health is the top priority. Our board-certified staff uses the most-sophisticated endoscopic and screening techniques available to diagnose and treat digestive disorders, including:

  • abdominal pain
  • acid reflux
  • bile duct and pancreas problems
  • capsule endoscopy
  • colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • colon cancer screening and treatment
  • intestinal polyps
  • liver disease
  • rectal bleeding
  • ulcers

Leading-Edge G.I. Tools

Smoky Mountain Gastroenterology employs the least-invasive, most-accurate diagnostic methods when applicable, including:

The SpyGlass System, which allows the gastroenterologist to see directly into bile ducts using a 6,000 pixel fiber optic video probe. The tiny probe provides access to areas once considered unreachable, providing clear images of blockages and disease. This minimally invasive treatment often can prevent the need for major surgery.

The GI Pill Cam (or video capsule endoscopy), a small, easily digestible capsule with a tiny camera inside. The camera transmits thousands of JPEG images of the small intestine for the gastroenterologist to review. No sedation is required, and recovery is immediate.


Dr. Chad Potteiger, gastroenterologist
Heather Mitchell, nurse practitioner

Make an appointment

Smoky Mountain Gastroenterology accepts physician referrals, and patients also can make their own appointments. The initial office visit is for evaluation only. If your insurance requires a referral, your primary care physician will need to call us to schedule the appointment.

Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free parking and shuttle service are available in the hospital’s parking garage and visitor lots. For more information or to make an appointment, call Smoky Mountain Gastroenterology at 865-980-5060.

How to Reach Us

Smoky Mountain Gastroenterology
355 Blount Memorial Physician Office Building
Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: 865-980-5060
Fax: 865-980-5066

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