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CHI Memorial Surgical Associates

Combining medical excellence with a holistic approach, CHI Memorial Surgical Associates brings the latest technology to their comprehensive care plans. With a specialization in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery, CHI Memorial Surgical Associates utilizes the most up-to-date medical technological advances to bring you the best care. All of our surgeons are certfied by the American Board of Surgery and welcome new patients. We have offices in Chattanooga, Hixson, Ooltewah, and Ringgold. 

Common conditions surgically treated

Heartburn, indigestion or chest discomfort are feelings many people experience occasionally after a rich or heavy meal. People living with gastroesophageal reflux disease (commonly called GERD), can experience those uncomfortable feelings on a daily basis. Minimally invasive surgical options are available to help control or even alleviate these painful symptoms.

An appendectomy is a standard surgery procedure to remove the appendix when it has become infected. A laparoscopic appendectomy is a minimally invasive surgery to remove the appendix through several small incisions, rather than through one large one.

A colon resection may be necessary to treat colon cancer or when the colon has become inflamed by Crohn's disease, colitis and diverticulitis.

A cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) may be necessary when gallstones have formed in the gallbladder or bile duct, when large polyps have formed or when the gallbladder or pancreas have become inflamed. 

When tissue pushes through muscle a hernia repair may be necessary. Most hernias occur in the abdomen or groin. Epigastric, femoral, hiatal, incisional, inguinal, umbilical and ventral hernias can be repaired surgically. 

When the intestine becomes obstructed and non-surgical methods have not provided effective relief surgical intervention may be necessary to prevent permanent damage to the intestine. 

Not all tumors require surgical removal, and not all tumors are cancerous. However, tumor removal is a common type of surgery.

Our surgeons & providers

Dr. Rishabh Shah

Bariatric & General Surgeon

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Dr. Justin Wilkes

Surgical Oncologist

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Hannah Porter

Physician Assistant

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Mary Still

Physician Assistant

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Four Locations to Serve You

CHI Memorial Surgical Associates - Chattanooga

Office of Drs. Gwin, Heithold, Rose, Shah, Wilkes, and physician assistants Hannah Porter & Mary Still

721 Glenwood Dr., Ste. W-550, Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 698-8692


CHI Memorial Surgical Associates - Hixson

Office of Drs. Lovette and Parkhurst

2051 Hamill Road, Suite 104, Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 498-3010


CHI Memorial Surgical Associates - Ooltewah

Office of Drs. Parkhurst, Rose & Shah

6401 Mountain View Road, Suite 101, Ooltewah, TN 37363
(423) 495-5890 


CHI Memorial Surgical Associates - Parkway

Office of Dr. Kennedy

4700 Battlefield Parkway, Suite 310, Ringgold, GA 30736
(706) 841-7415