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Date Updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Advanced Diagnostic and Treatment Services Highlight New Endoscopy Suite at Westchester Medical Center

Physicians specializing in gastroenterology and liver diseases are now performing endoscopic procedures that help diagnose conditions of the esophagus, stomach, colon, biliary tract and pancreas in a new endoscopy suite at Westchester Medical Center.

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VALHALLA N.Y. (October 22, 2021) — Physicians specializing in gastroenterology and liver diseases are now performing endoscopic procedures that help diagnose conditions of the esophagus, stomach, colon, biliary tract and pancreas in a new endoscopy suite at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).


Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure for disease identification and treatment, and is a critical tool for diagnostics in gastroenterology and hepatobiliary (liver) care. Endoscopes are small tubes with an affixed light and camera that are inserted into the body to observe organs and tissue.  Endoscopes also have channels through which physicians can use tools to remove tissue, stop bleeding, and conduct surgical interventions.


The new endoscopy suite has a comfortable lounge and private pre- and post-procedure areas for patients, in addition to the latest medical technologies for endoscopic procedures. Procedures routinely performed by Westchester Medical Center’s endoscopic specialists include, but are not limited to colonoscopy; upper endoscopy (esophagus, stomach, and duodenum) endoscopic ultrasound; biliary and pancreatic endoscopy and capsule endoscopy of the small intestine.

 

WMCHealth clinical and executive leaders recently
recognized the opening of the new endoscopy
suite at Westchester Medical Center.

"Westchester Medical Center has long been the choice for the most complex gastroenterology cases in the region. Our experience with complex polyp removal, bile duct and pancreatic procedures, endoscopic ultrasound and other advanced therapies is extensive. Also, many patients in the region, recognizing the quality of our care, turn to us for routine procedures such as screening colonoscopy and upper endoscopy," said Edward Lebovics, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases at Westchester Medical Center. “Westchester Medical Center's new endoscopy suite not only offers the newest and most advanced technologies for gastroenterology care, but also a comfortable, dignified environment that enhances the patient’s experience.”


Routine and Advanced Services Offered

Physicians in the Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases group at Westchester Medical Center are board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology with all endoscopy suite services supported by the advanced care expertise of clinical specialists at Westchester Medical Center. Whether a community member is in need of an endoscopic procedure for a recommended annual screening, confirmation of a condition diagnosis or disease therapy, referring physicians or community members seeking care should call 914.533.4111 to schedule an appointment. 


About Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Westchester Medical Center is the premier provider of advanced medical care in New York’s Hudson Valley region. The flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, this 415-bed academic hospital located in Valhalla, New York, provides local residents with acute care services – Level I trauma and burn care, organ transplants, Comprehensive Stroke Center and more - found nowhere else in the region.  Westchester Medical Center is the primary referral facility for other hospitals in the Hudson Valley and serves as a lifeline for more than 2.4 million people. To learn more about Westchester Medical Center and the vital services it provides to residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond, visit WestchesterMedicalCenter.org or follow Westchester Medical Center at Facebook.com/WestchesterMedicalCenter and Twitter.com/WestchesterMed.


About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 13,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians.  The network has Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org or follow at WMCHealth at Facebook.com/WMCHealth or Instagram.com/WMCHealth.

 

Contact

Andrew LaGuardia
Andrew.LaGuardia@WMCHealth.org

914.493.6532