Huntington Hospital Offers Latest Technology for Gastrointestinal Ailments

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Huntington Hospital’s advanced endoscopy and gastroenterology specialist, Dr. Jessica Widmer, is implementing the latest technology in diagnosing and treating pancreaticobiliary disorders using the SpyGlass DS System.

This tool allows physicians to more accurately and precisely navigate the biliary and pancreatic ducts using a small scope with direct visualization to diagnose and treat conditions including bile duct strictures and cancer, bile duct stones, pancreatic cystic lesions and strictures, and chronic pancreatitis. The SpyGlass DS is used during an Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedure to visualize lesions within the duct and to obtain accurate tissue acquisition for diagnosis. It can also be used as a therapeutic modality to facilitate treatment of stone disease, among other options. The SpyGlass DS can help eliminate the need for additional invasive procedures and tests.

“When we have concern for pancreaticobiliary disorders or cancers, obtaining a quick and accurate diagnosis is paramount,” Dr. Widmer said. “This technology provides physicians with objective data regarding the appearance of lesions through direct visualization, facilitates the process of obtaining adequate biopsies for diagnosis and promotes therapeutic options for the treatment of these disorders.”

For more information about Huntington Hospital’s gastrointestinal services, call 631-549-8181.

Alexandra Zendrian
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