Endoscopy services at St Joseph’s Wayne Hospital provide a full range of endoscopic procedures including diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy, gastroscopy (EGD), and andendoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to diagnose disorders affecting the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, bile ducts, pancreas, and colon.
Located on the second floor of St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, the endoscopy suite provides patients with a highly skilled staff of Board-certified gastroenterologists, registered nurses, and technicians working together to provide the highest standard of care for patients undergoing endoscopic procedures. The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest generation of medical and data management technology.
Matthew A. Grossman, MD is an advanced therapeutic endoscopist who is skilled in the area of Endoscopic Ultrasound which is now offered at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. Dr. Grossman's practice in Endoscopic Ultrasound allows a full examination of the pancreas and liver in a noninvasive method that is more capable of finding cysts and precancerous cells. Endoscopic Ultrasound can also be used to directly inject medicine into a tumor and target a tumor for radiation. Find out more information about Dr. Grossman's practices at www.ganjllc.com.
Laparoscopic band surgery is one of the safest weight loss surgeries available, but in 2−14% of patients, the device causes pain and has to be surgically removed. Sohail N. Shaikh, MD, at St. Joseph's Healthcare System, is the first physician in New Jersey to remove an imbedded lap band using endoscopy technology, a nonsurgical intervention. To date, there has been only a handful of such procedures performed nationally.
Dr. Shaikh is a gastroenterology interventionist with extensive knowledge in internal medicine, bariatric and developmental gastroenterology, and advanced endoscopy. As one of the leaders in his field, he is able to address the very serious and life-threatening conditions that may occur due to bariatric surgery or complications from cancers or ulcers in the abdomen.
"By using minimally invasive techniques, the patient can go home earlier, in little if any pain, and with less risk of complications," says Dr. Shaikh. For more information about the minimally invasive techniques offered by Dr. Shaikh and the gastroenterology services at St. Joseph's, please call 877.757.SJHS.
Advancements in Colorectal Surgery
New technology and developments in the fields of colorectal surgery and laparoscopic procedures now offer the option of undergoing colon resection laparoscopically. Farshad Mansouri, MD, colon and rectal surgeon, has performed successful procedures which allow about 10-15% of patients are able to undergo this procedure and return to their lives faster with less pain.
The unit is a self-contained, beautifully decorated environment, which houses a private admitting area, procedure rooms, and a recovery area. Every effort is made to assure that privacy, confidentiality and dignity are respected. The Endoscopy Unit at St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital consistently scores 90 or above in patient satisfaction.
For additional information, please contact us: 973.956.3355.