Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Nationally ranked in pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery

Our pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition program is the largest of its kind in the Southeast. We provide testing, treatment and management of digestive problems in children.

Call for appointments and referrals. Main campus clinics are on the 10th floor of Doctors' Office Tower at Children's Hospital. We also have clinics in Murfreesboro, Franklin, Hendersonville, Jackson and Cookeville, Tennessee.

Conditions We Treat

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    Abdominal pain
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    Celiac disease
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    Chronic diarrhea
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    Chronic nausea
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    Clostridium difficile colitis
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    Dysphagia/difficulty swallowing
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    Eosinophilic esophagitis

Meet Your Care Team

Sari A. Acra
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Sari A. AcraMD, MPH

    Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Julia L. Anderson
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Julia L. AndersonMD, MSCI

    Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Catherine E. Arthur-Johnson
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Catherine E. Arthur-JohnsonMD

    Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Riha G. Bhatt
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Riha G. BhattMD

    Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Michael R. Dole
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Michael R. DoleMD

    Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Lynette A. Gillis
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Lynette A. GillisMD

    Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Pediatric Liver Transplant

Why Choose Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care

    U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked Children’s Hospital among the best in pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery in the nation.

  • Expert care

    Whether your child needs routine or complex care, our specially trained doctors and surgeons focus exclusively on providing the best care for all children with GI and digestive concerns.

  • Specialized care

    We have several special clinics that treat complex conditions that require the input from several medical specialists, both from GI and other specialists such as surgeons, feeding therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists and many others if needed.

  • Coordinated care

    Our doctors, nurses and staff work closely together to develop a personalized care plan for your child. We also work closely with your pediatrician to provide your child with seamless ongoing care.

  • Emergency endoscopy

    We perform routine and emergency endoscopic procedures on children every day to ensure the fastest possible care. We have the expertise, experience and specialized child-sized equipment to provide the best results for your child.

Defining Personalized Care: Hannah Kinslow's story

Hannah Kinslow lights up any room she enters, including those at her second home, Children’s Hospital. Hannah was born with a serious form of Hirschsprung’s disease, spent months in Vanderbilt’s NICU, and at 6 years old has regular specialty visits as part of her comprehensive treatment. Featured physician: Kelly Thomsen, M.D.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:

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    Anorectal manometry (high resolution)
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    Bravo probe (wireless pH monitoring)
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    Capsule endoscopy
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    Capsule endoscopy (wireless)
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    Colonic motility
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    Colonoscopy
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    Endoscopic rectal ultrasound
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    Esophageal manometry

Locations (8)

2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
100 West 4th Street, Suite 320
Cookeville, TN 38501
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2105 Edward Curd Lane
Franklin, TN 37067
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
262 New Shackle Island Road, Suite 207
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
37 Sandstone Circle, Suite 100
Jackson, TN 38305
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.