Montefiore Expands Gastroenterology and Nutrition Division
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The recently renovated endoscopy suite treats infants and children through endoscopic techniques that may avoid invasive surgeries. Highly accredited doctors that work closely with pediatric surgeons and adult gastroenterologists treat many of these life-threatening diseases in the suite. Some conditions treated through the endoscopic procedures include intestinal bleeding, esophageal and bowel obstruction, ingestion of foreign bodies, and the introduction of stomach feeding tubes.
Montefiore also expanded is Urology division this year by adding a team of pediatric urologists. The hospital also offers a hybrid catheterization lab, one of the first in the area. “The hybrid catheterization lab meets the same standards as an operating room, which greatly reduces the change of infection for the pediatric patients,” says Robert H. Pass, M.D., director of pediatric electrophysiology and pediatric interventional cardiology.