TriStar StoneCrest October 26, 2015

SMYRNA, Tenn. (June 23, 2015)- Endoscopic ultrasound, or EUS, is now available at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tenn. This innovative diagnostic tool obtains high-quality images and information of a patient's digestive tract.

Dany K. Shamoun, M.D., fellowship-trained in Gastroenterology and Therapeutic Endoscopy, performs EUS procedures at TriStar StoneCrest. He was the first physician to offer this specialized diagnostic and therapy tool in Rutherford County and is one of only a handful of physicians using EUS in the Nashville area.

By combining endoscopy and ultrasound technology, EUS provides a more accurate and magnified view of the patient’s esophagus, stomach, pancreas and surrounding organs and tissue. EUS is more advanced than other technologies for diagnosing and staging gastrointestinal cancers, and for evaluating lesions in the digestive tract and surrounding structures including the mediastinum. EUS is considered to be the most accurate modality for imaging the pancreas. EUS can also be used to aid certain therapeutic interventions in the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas.

To the patient, EUS is the same as a regular endoscopy. A highly trained gastroenterologist guides the advanced diagnostic tool that has a transducer tip on the endoscopic tube to view parts of the digestive tract. EUS is an out-patient diagnostic procedure with sedation.

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TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center is a 109-bed facility located in North Rutherford County, Tenn. The TriStar Health hospital offers a full array of acute care services including emergency care, cardiology, general surgery, intensive care, maternity, orthopaedics, physical medicine, spine surgery, women’s health and wellness, outpatient imaging and diagnostic services and cancer care through Sarah Cannon at TriStar StoneCrest. Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for four consecutive years, TriStar StoneCrest is a national leader in providing quality healthcare. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, visit The hospital is located at 200 StoneCrest Boulevard, Smyrna, Tenn.