Trinity Mother Frances Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy consists of five physicians, one physician assistant and a group of RNs, LVNs and medical assistants who work together as a team to provide high quality, safe and comprehensive care to patients from East Texas and beyond. The department is led by Kai Xia, MD, PhD, chief of Gastoenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy. Each physician in the practice is fellowship trained and certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in gastroenterology and internal medicine. The varied training and interests of our providers facilitates highly specialized care and collaborative intra-departmental consultations to ensure the most up-to-date, efficient and effective treatment for each patient.
Kai Xia, MD, PhD
Chief, Trinity Mother Frances Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy
The department treats the full range of digestive and liver problems and has created specialty clinics, including:
• Liver Clinic
• GI Clinic
• Trinity Mother Frances Endoscopy Center
The Trinity Mother Frances Endoscopy Center is certified by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the premier professional society devoted to excellence in gastrointestinal endoscopy. The Endoscopy Center is fully equipped with advanced endoscopic technology and includes a state–of-the-art electronic medical record and documentation system, which is integrated into the Trinity Clinic electronic medical record system. This ensures that procedure reports are quickly available to both the patient and referring physicians.
With a wide range of experience and interests, the physicians of Trinity Mother Frances Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy also actively participate in research, including national multi-center studies and endoscopy-related research to advance our knowledge in the field. The department also hosts regional educational events to update the physicians’ knowledge and promote a high level of quality and safety in patient care.
We are committed to becoming a national center of excellence in digestive disease, liver disease and endoscopy.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call
Trinity Mother Frances Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy
910 E. Houston, Suite 550
Tyler, Texas 75702
Meet Our Providers
Nabil E. Choueiri, MD
Feng Li, MD
Sauyu Lin, MD
Scott T. Satterfield, MD
Kai Xia, MD, PhD
Bhavana Akotia, PA-C
Elizabeth Helt, FNP-C
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