Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) March 21, 2013
The Brooklyn Hospital Center has acquired one of New York City’s first Olympus EVIS EXERA III video endoscopy systems, an advanced imaging system that permits physicians to improve early detection and treatment of colorectal cancer and other GI diseases.
“This is a very important acquisition for The Brooklyn Hospital Center since early detection can save lives, and Brooklyn has one of the highest rates of colon cancer deaths in New York City,” says Sushil Duddempudi, MD, Director of Interventional Endoscopy at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. “The new Olympus EVIS EXERA III system has exceptional clarity and improved technology for observing mucosal tissue. This permits us to more clearly detect abnormalities, even at their earliest stages, while improving patient comfort.”
Early detection can improve treatment outcomes, reduce overall health care costs and improve the quality of life for patients. To aid in early detection, the American Cancer Society recommends that beginning at age 50, both men and women at average risk for developing colorectal cancer should be screened for CRC and polyps, and those with personal or family risk factors should be tested even earlier.
For additional information or to schedule an appointment, contact 877.TBHC.DOC (877.824.2362) or visit http://www.tbh.org.
Brooklyn Hospital Center:
Founded as the borough’s first voluntary hospital, The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) has been keeping Brooklyn healthy since 1845. Today, it is a 464-bed teaching hospital, offering primary and specialized medical care, sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic services, cutting-edge technology, and specialized surgery to nearly 300,000 patients annually. Located in the heart of Brooklyn’s downtown revitalization district, TBHC is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Brooklyn academic and clinical affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. TBHC has fully accredited, independent residency programs in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, General Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and trains more than 250 physicians each year.
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