Gastroenterologist joins Maury Regional Medical Group


COLUMBIA, Tenn. Michael Blanco, MD, has joined Maury Regional Medical Group (MRMG) Mid-South Gastroenterology. Dr. Blanco will initially see patients at the Columbia location before transitioning full-time to the practice’s new Spring Hill location in May. 

In addition to upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy, Dr. Blanco performs hemorrhoidal banding, endoscopic mucosal resection, variceal banding and Botox injection for esophageal motility disorders. He will perform procedures at Spring Hill Surgery Center, Maury Regional Medical Center and Maury Regional Mid-South Endoscopy Center. 

Dr. Blanco brings a wealth of knowledge and has practiced gastroenterology for the past four years. He received his medical degree from Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Blanco completed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, and a fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. 

In addition, Dr. Blanco is associated with several medical societies, including the American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology and National Hispanic Medical Association. He is fluent in English and Spanish, has published research in peer-reviewed journals and has conducted numerous clinical presentations. 

In addition to Dr. Blanco, providers at MRMG Mid-South Gastroenterology include Amit A. Choksi, MD; Dayaker R. Mallipeddi, MD; Robert W. McClure, MD; Srikar S. Reddy, MD; and Timothy Dickey, FNP, who were formerly Mid-South Gastroenterology Associates prior to joining Maury Regional Medical Group on January 1. 

The Columbia office is in the Maury Regional Medical Office Building, Suite 501, at 1222 Trotwood Avenue in Columbia. The Spring Hill office will be located at 1003 Reserve Boulevard, Suite 220, in Spring Hill. Office hours are Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. A physician’s order is required to make an appointment. 

For a complete list of services and more information, call 931.388.8302 or visit

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