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TriStar Centennial Opens New Endoscopy Center

October 31, 2012

New location on campus is larger, more spacious

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 31, 2012) –The Centennial Endoscopy Center at TriStar Centennial is now seeing patients in a new location on campus.

“Our vision for the new Endoscopy unit was for the Nashville and surrounding areas to have easier access to be able to receive their ‘screening colonoscopies’ in one area on campus as opposed to several different areas,” said Melissa Dukes, RN, CGRN, manager of the Endoscopy Center. “With more and more people needing to have these procedures performed, the easier the access, the more likely they are to have it done - thus decreasing the chance of having a preventable cancer.”

Endoscopy is a process that allows physicians to better examine the body's passageways, including the esophagus, stomach, colon, etc. Through a piece of equipment known as an endoscope, the doctor can directly look at specific areas to better evaluate and detect problems.

A variety of standard and advanced endoscopy procedures—like colonoscopies and gastroscopies—are routinely performed at TriStar Centennial. Additional services include but are not limited to the following: stent placements, biopsies, fine needle aspiration (FNA), percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement, manometry with impedence, and endoscopic ultrasound.

The new space is conveniently located in the Medical Park building at 330 23rd Avenue North, Suite 400 on the TriStar Centennial campus.

Complimentary patient parking and convenient access are available in the Murphy Avenue garage. The Murphy Avenue parking garage has a direct entrance into the Medical Park building on each level and the walkway over Murphy Avenue between the hospital Tower and TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s hospital will allow access from our central connector.

Direct access and valet patient parking is also available on 23rd Avenue.

For more information on endoscopy services at TriStar Centennial or to schedule an appointment, patients may call (615) 342-1919 or visit us online by visiting TriStarHealth.com and selecting TriStar Centennial.

Celebrating 44 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room located in Spring Hill will provide 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities when it opens in 2013. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit TriStarHealth.com and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.