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News : Health Oct 8, 2009 - 11:04 AM


First in state - Norwalk Hospital uses new technology to detect colon cancer

By Norwalk Hospital





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Norwalk, CT - October 8, 2009 - Norwalk Hospital - a leader in advanced gastroenterology services - has become the first hospital in the State of Connecticut to study an innovative new technology called "Third Eye Retrocscope" to improve detection of colon polyps and cancer.

According to Dr. Seth A Gross, a gastroenterologist and Director of Advanced Endoscopy at Norwalk Hospital, most cancers in the colon begin as polyps. Although common and usually benign, some polyps may develop into cancer. During a routine colonoscopy, currently considered to be the most accurate test for the detection of polyps or colon cancer, polyps can be removed so that they never get the chance to develop into cancer, he explained.

However, according to Dr. Gross, the "Third Eye Retroscope" can help improve detection of colon polyps and reduce the reported miss rates of polyps ranging from 12 to 24 percent occuring during routine colonoscopy. The colon is actually about four feet long with curves and folds. "Polyps and cancers can sometimes be missed in a routine colonoscopy if they are hidden within the folds of the colon wall. This new technology helps us to look backward as well as forward during the colonoscopy exam so that we can examine the colon more thoroughly."

Dr. Gross explained that after the standard colonoscope is advanced through the colon, the "Third Eye Retroscope" is passed through the colonoscope and the miniature camera allows the gastroenterologist to see both sides of the folds within the colon.

"This device provides us with a forward view as well as a backward view to enhance the effectiveness of the colonoscopy procedure," he said.

According to Dr. Gross, a colonoscopy is recommended for people age 50 and over and is currently regarded as the best screening tool for colon cancer. "The "Third Eye Retroscope,"is an exciting new breakthrough in the fight against colon cancer. There is no additional discomfort to the patient, nor does it impact recovery time, he added.

Dr. William B. Hale, Chief of Gastroenterology at Norwalk Hospital, said "the department gastroenterology is committed to delivering the highest level of care by offering the latest technologic advances to its patients to help further reduce the risk of colon cancer".

For more information on advanced gastroenterology services at Norwalk Hospital, call (203) 852-3454.




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