The Vanderbilt Center for Interventional Endoscopy provides a high level of skill, expertise and commitment in the care of patients requiring therapeutic endoscopy. Procedures offered include:

  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopic cystgastrostomy and necrosectomy
  • Endoluminal stent therapy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation (Barrett's esophagus)
  • Endobiliary radiofrequency ablation
  • Esophageal peroral endoscopic myotomy (E-POEM) for achalasia
  • Gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) for gastroperesis

Our services include a dedicated pancreas subspecialty clinic. In order to ensure our patients receive comprehensive care, our team works in close multidisciplinary collaboration with colleagues across VUMC including the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center and the Vanderbilt Transplant Center.

Providing our current and future patients with optimal outcomes depends upon advancing efforts in prevention, diagnosis, and personalized medicine. As such, the Vanderbilt Center for Interventional Endoscopy has an active research platform with areas of investigation including development of novel tissue sampling techniques for diagnosis of gastrointestinal tract malignancy, development of novel devices for pancreatic necrosectomy, and assessment of patient preferences in shared clinical decision-making.

Patrick Yachimski, MD Anthony Gamboa, MD Juliana Yang, MD

Patrick Yachimski, MD, MPH,


Director of Pancreatobiliary


Anthony Gamboa, MD

Program Director, Advanced 

Endoscopy Fellowship

Juliana Yang, MD
  Valerie Shields, PA  
  Valerie Shields, MPAS