Saitta’s clinical expertise includes staging and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers using endoscopic ultrasound, management of pancreaticobiliary disorders including diagnosis and palliation of bile duct and pancreatic malignancies utilizing novel technologies such as cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy, management of acute and chronic pancreatitis, management of choledocholithiasis, Barrett’s esophagus, small bowel disorders including management of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, GERD and inflammatory bowel disease.
Saitta earned his bachelor of science in microbiology at Louisiana State University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He earned his medical doctorate at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and his gastroenterology fellowship at Louisiana State University.
He then completed an advanced endoscopy fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and began his career at NYU Langone Medical Center, where he was recognized as faculty member of the year for the division of gastroenterology. Most recently, he was a member of the division of gastroenterology at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Long Island, New York where he specialized in advanced therapeutic endoscopy.
Saitta holds a board certification from both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Gastroenterology. In addition, he is a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Gastroenterological Association.
Saitta currently lives in Brentwood with his wife, Julia, and their two sons, Thomas and Bennett. In his spare time, Saitta enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis and golf and attending sporting events and concerts.
Gastroenterology specialists at Saint Thomas Health treat a wide variety of gastrointestinal ailments, from IBS and nutritional disorders to hepatitis C and other liver diseases. The physicians also provide treatment and relief for heartburn, gerd, indigestion and acid reflux symptoms, and perform colonoscopies for colon cancer screening. Saint Thomas Health GI specialists see patients in Nashville, Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Gallatin and Lenox Village. To learn more about gastroenterology care at Saint Thomas Health, visit sthealth.com/gastro.
Saint Thomas Medical Partners, a part of Ascension Medical Group, is a physician-led medical group providing primary care, specialty services, medical imaging, outpatient services and community-based medical practices throughout Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. One of the region’s largest medical groups with 99 locations, 39 specialties and 550 physicians and providers, Saint Thomas Medical Partners is part of Saint Thomas Health, one of the leading, integrated health care systems in Tennessee.