This advanced medical facility is a collaborative project with Beth Israel Medical Center, gathering 22 local GI physicians and Physicians Endoscopy (PE), a development and management company.
The center has been chosen to debut the new, state-of-the-art FUSE Full Spectrum Endoscopy, an innovative technology that allows for a 330° field of view, enabling clinicians to see almost twice as much anatomy as traditional endoscopes including the areas behind colonic and pyloric folds. This system is equipped with LEDs, which allow for a significantly improved visibility and added longevity and durability beyond fiber optic illumination.
CHE will be the single ASC in New York to offer this innovative colonoscopy technology to its patients. Furthermore, during the open house day, the center will allow other physicians from the area to observe the FUSE technology and discuss any possible questions with CHE physicians.
“It’s been twenty years since there has been major innovation in colonoscopy. To date, standard, forward-viewing scopes give the physician a limited 170 degree field of view (similar to driving a car with blinders on). Carnegie Hill Endoscopy is pleased to offer our patients the latest advancement in endoscope technology – FUSE Full Spectrum Endoscopy. FUSE removes these “blinders” by providing a panoramic 330 degree view of the colon, almost double the view of standard colonoscopes. It enables our physicians to detect a significantly higher number of potentially pre-cancerous polyps and provide you with the peace of mind in knowing you received the most advanced screening available,” Blair Lewis, MD, Medical Director of CHE said in a press release. “Our experience with FUSE has been a 10% increase in polyp detection and a decrease in the amount of Propofol used in each case. FUSE offers a clear advantage to patients.”
The open house celebration will happen between 5:30-8:30 pm, and about 150 guests from the local medical community, along with their guests and local officials, will be introduced to the center’s technology.