Sharon Regional acquires new scopes for gastrointestinal studies
Sharon Regional Health System recently purchased four new state-of-the-art Olympus Videoscope Systems [including eight scopes] at a cost of $300,000. The new scopes feature the latest in scope technology including increased illumination capabilities resulting in significantly improved clarity in scope images. The new scopes include five adult colonscopes, one pediatric colonoscope, and two adult gastroscopes.
The scopes are used by Sharon Regional adult and pediatric gastroenterologists and general surgeons to assess and diagnose gastrointestinal disorders. These include conditions such as stomach and bowel disorders, instestinal disorders, Crohn's disease, colitis, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, and others.
"We're happy to have acquired these new Olympus scopes and video equipment in order to provide our patients with the newest available imaging technology," stated Jeanie Russo, RN,C, clinical manager of Sharon Regional's Outpatient Surgery department.
According to gastroenterologist Sharon Miller, D.O., "The new endoscopes will make my procedures easier and more efficient for my patients."
Sagar Vallabh, M.D., also a gastroenterologist, expressed similar praise for the new equipment. "Having access to these new Olympus endoscopy scopes and equipment has improved our endoscopic capabilities by enhancing the diagnostic images we're able to obtain from our patients," stated Dr. Vallabh.
The new scope systems will be maintained and serviced by Olympus America, Inc.