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Dr. Stephanie D. Pointer, MD


Stephanie D. Pointer, MD is a founder and managing partner of Digestive and Liver Health Specialists, PLLC. She is on staff as a clinical gastroenterologist at Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center.

Dr. Pointer received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Rhodes College and her Doctor of Medicine from Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Pointer completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a fellowship in gastroenterology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. While in fellowship, she had a special focus on inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Pointer has a demonstrable history of commitment to academic excellence and lifelong learning and has been inducted into multiple honor societies and has been published in peer-reviewed journals and a textbook. Dr. Pointer has a long-standing history of commitment to her community through volunteering, mentoring youth, and founding Enchanted Fingers Piano Lessons, a non-profit that she created during her undergraduate years to teach underserved youth piano lessons, free of charge.

Dr. Saras Sharma, DO


Saras Sharma, DO is a founder and managing partner of Digestive and Liver Health Specialists, PLLC. He is an attending physician at Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center.

Dr. Sharma received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his medical degree from Touro University in Vallejo, California.

Dr. Sharma completed his training in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology in sunny South Florida at NOVA Southeastern University, where he was selected as chief fellow of his gastroenterology program. He was regularly invited to showcase clinical cases at national conferences throughout the course of his training in Florida. Additionally, Dr. Sharma had a special focus in mastering safe and effective endoscopic interventions for a variety of digestive tract ailments, which he honed by training at GI-specific advanced surgical centers, that focused on high quality patient care and complete patient satisfaction. He regularly presented research at national gastroenterology conferences of many unique clinical presentations and also spoke on the endoscopic management of common and rare gastrointestinal disorders.

Ed Conway, FNP-C

Ed Conway joined Nashville Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2001 and has served the middle Tennessee community as a provider for over 25 years. He has over two decades of experience treating a variety of digestive and liver diseases. His expertise includes heartburn, bloating, changes in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and abdominal pain. He is currently a member in excellent standing of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterology Association, and the American Association of the Study of Liver Disease. He has a particular interest in managing all facets of liver disease including fatty liver, NASH, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and cirrhosis. When away from work, he enjoys spending time with his children, grandchild and his two-family dogs. He also enjoys hiking, an occasional round of golf and attending church. To schedule an appointment with Ed Conway, please scroll down to our convenient patient self-scheduling section at the bottom of this page.

Sabrina Briggs, FNP-C

Sabrina Briggs joined Digestive and Health Specialists in 2023. She was trained at the University of South Florida earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). She has been a practicing Family Nurse Practitioner for 20 years. Since 2010 she has practiced in the Middle Tennessee area. She has a particular interest in managing common female gastroenterology issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, and altered bowel habits including constipation and diarrhea. She is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. When away from work she enjoys spending time with her husband and children cheering on the kids at their baseball/softball games. She also loves traveling, cooking, and hanging out with friends and family.

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Fast & Effective

The procedure takes about 1 minute to perform and is 95% effective.

No Recovery Time

Most patients can resume normal activities the same day.


The procedure is painless and typically no pain medication is required after the procedure.

Covered by Insurance

The procedure is covered by Medicare and most insurance plans.

This non-surgical procedure has been performed over 800,000 times on patients across the country.

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Patient Testimonial

I had two previous bad experiences with surgery for hemorrhoids. If I had known earlier I would have been in less pain for years.