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|John Losurdo, MD, Director of Endoscopy, and Sohrab Mobarhan, MD, Director of GI Cancer|| |
At Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, we provide the most innovative endoscopic procedures through our Interventional Endoscopy Program. The goal of the program is to provide a safe, effective alternative diagnosis and treatment for a number of gastrointestinal surgical conditions.
Interventional endoscopy allows specially trained gastroenterologists to stage, diagnose and treat benign and malignant conditions of the gastrointestinal tract and offers a minimally invasive alternative to surgery. With interventional endoscopy, recovery is often faster, as patients often go home the same day and there are fewer complications involved compared to minimally invasive surgical procedures. The state-of-the-art Interventional Endoscopy Program at Rush is led by John Losurdo, MD. The team includes David Shapiro, MD, and is supported by an experienced nursing staff dedicated to therapeutic endoscopy.
At Rush, our patients have access to the following procedures:
The Future of Interventional Endoscopy
Our team is involved in many leading-edge and investigational techniques and therapies to improve our ability to diagnose cancers and other diseases earlier and allow for endoscopic treatment. Our current research ranges from early therapy for Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer to the effects of psychotherapy on cancer victims and their families.
Why come to Rush for your care?
The interventional endoscopy team at Rush focuses on putting the patient first and providing quality care. By working through a unique "virtual" multidisciplinary format, you will be treated by a specialized team of gastroenterologists, surgeons and oncologists. Rush is dedicated to patient care and service by alleviating waiting times for endoscopic procedures, which often can cause anxiety.
At Rush, the interventional endoscopy team is dedicated to improving patient care for the future through our extensive clinical research program in endoscopy. This ensures that Rush is on the cutting edge of all state-of-the-art treatment modalities and offers our patients the best care possible.
If you would like additional information on the Interventional Endoscopy Program, please call our office at (312) 942-5861.
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