Temple Digestive Disease Center Unveils State-of-the-Art Endoscopy Suite
Philadelphia, PA – Temple University Hospital’s (TUH) Digestive Disease Center recently unveiled a new state-of-the-art Endoscopy Suite that enables the earlier detection and treatment of digestive diseases and cancerous cells. The high-tech facility integrates multiple imaging modalities for real-time diagnosis and treatment of a range of diseases, such as Barrett’s esophagus, achalasia, esophageal cancer, pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer.
“This is truly the most cutting-edge endoscopy suite available in Philadelphia, and one step short of an operating room,” says Oleh Haluszka, MD, Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Section Chief of Gastroenterology at Temple University Hospital. “We can see the slightest abnormalities that would otherwise be invisible – through the use of high-resolution, latest-generation Fujinon® endoscopes and X-ray equipment from Siemens, allowing us to address potential and developing cancers much earlier than ever before. This ensures that our patients are efficiently receiving the care they need and makes for better outcomes,” he adds.
The Endoscopy Suite assists physicians in locating cancerous cells and, depending on where the lesions are within the gastrointestinal tract, endoscopic instruments can remove diseased tissue and either eliminate early cancer or reduce the symptoms of advanced cancer by installing stents until surgery. Continue>
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