Dr. Philip E. Tanner, MD - Sylva, NC - Gastroenterology

Dr. Philip Tanner

  • Gastroenterology
  • , Internal Medicine
  • Sylva, NC
  • Languages supported at his practice: English
  • Accepting New Patients

Dr. Tanner's Background


Dr. Tanner is a decorated veteran (Meritorious Service Medal amongst others) of the United States Army, achieving the rank of Major.  After his service to America, he spent four years working in India with an international, interdenominational Bible study organization.  He has been in private practice for more than ten years.

Dr. Tanner's primary area of expertise is endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).  He has several years of advanced therapeutic endoscopy experience including the placement of esophageal, enteral, and colonic stents as well as the use of spyglass choledochoscopy.  He has eight plus years experience in wireless small bowel Pillcam Capsule endoscopy.  In addition, he performs routine upper endoscopy and colonoscopy examinations, does esophageal manometry and ambulatory pH/impedence studies for heartburn evaluation, and enjoys caring for patients with chronic hepatitis C infection.

  • Residency
  • United States Army Medical Center
  • Medical School, 1989
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Minneapolis, MN
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