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NEW VIDEOENDOSCOPY SYSTEM

UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital has acquired a new state-of-the-art videoendoscopy system. The system, called the Olympus Evis Extera III, enables physicians to peer inside the human body to diagnose, detect and treat gastrointestinal (GI) diseases and other conditions. It boasts superior clarity and dual-focus capabilities that allow physicians to switch the depth of field for more detailed observation of suspected lesions.

“The clarity on the new system is exceptional, helping our physicians to more clearly detect abnormalities, even at their earliest stages,” says Michael Trevisani, MD, the hospital’s vice president of medical affairs and Chief Medical Officer.

The high-tech system improves comfort for patients as well. Users cite more accurate diagnoses, shorter procedure times and an improved overall patient experience. Similar systems are in use at UHS Wilson Medical Center and UHS Binghamton General Hospital.

EARLY DETECTION …
Beginning at age 50, both men and women at average risk for developing colorectal cancer should be screened for colorectal cancer and polyps, and those with personal or family risk factors should be tested even earlier. For more information about these screenings, consult your primary care provider.