Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is proud to offer area residents a state-of-the-art Endoscopy Center.
The new space, which will grow the endoscopy suite from 4,500 to more than 13,000 square feet, will allow the new Endoscopy Center to meet increasing demand while enhancing patient experience.
The new center will include nine procedure rooms, including two advanced procedure rooms, 23 pre-procedure and post-procedure bays for outpatients and and inpatients, light-filled waiting rooms, and its own entrance and parking lot. The space will also include updated imaging equipment, advanced reprocessing technology and separate workflows for outpatients and inpatients.
Members of the planning team, including Andrew Warner, MD, Chair of Gastroenterology, used a virtual reality program to envision the procedure rooms and work spaces.
“The virtual reality technology helped us design the safest and most efficient procedure rooms possible,” said Dr. Warner. “The new space will allow us to meet the high demand and continue to grow while significantly improving the experience for patients.”
Additionally, this new unit has the largest automated cleaning system in the region, which reduces the risk of human error and cross-contamination, ensuring safe, patient-ready endoscopes for every procedure.
The endoscopy unit has seen more patients this year than ever before and continues to bring on new providers. In addition to an aging population needing screenings and an increase in referrals, the department is seeing more patients seeking treatment for chronic GI disorders and advanced endoscopic procedures.
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a part of Beth Israel-Lahey Health, is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment, and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. For more information on Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, please visit www.lahey.org.