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Rick Hatton says he nearly died from stubbornness -- stubbornness which kept him from getting a routine colon screening at age 50 and from seeking medical attention when he started seeing the classic signs of colon cancer.
Clovis Community Medical Center opened its five-story bed tower, marking a major milestone in an expansion and renovation project that will make it the only comprehensive hospital in the area with all-private rooms. Other major improvements now open include additional labor and delivery rooms, a Level 2 neonatal intensive care unit, state-of-the-art surgical suites, da Vinci® robotic technology, a new parking structure, a redesigned lobby and a new dining area.
After more than a year of studying the safety and effectiveness of elective angioplasties in hospitals without open heart surgery, Clovis Community Medical Center is seeing some amazing and comforting results.
Endoscopy uses tube-like instruments, called endoscopes, to allow your doctor to look inside your body. Flexible endoscopes equipped with video cameras can be used to view the upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) tracts.
Several diagnostic and therapeutic interventions can be done endoscopically. The potential to combine diagnosis and therapy in one procedure gives endoscopy a significant advantage over procedures that provide only imaging (i.e., X-ray contrast studies, CT, MRI.)
Doctors at Community Regional Medical Center now use endoscopic ultrasound to assess lung diseases. This nonsurgical procedure uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images that allow physicians to accurately biopsy lymph nodes in the center of the chest without surgery. Endoscopic ultrasound is a relatively new procedure and a plus for the patient as it also is performed minimally invasively.
See how this relatively new technique allows doctors to view regions of your lungs and surrounding chest area that have traditionally required more invasive surgical procedures to evaluate.Back to Videos
Margaret Kiser has lung cancer and can barely breathe. Dr. Karl Van Gundy performs a procedure that improves her quality of life dramatically.
Healthcare Heroes episode # 1007.1.Back to Videos
New additions to the department at Community Regional Medical Center improves the quality of care for patients.
by James Olinger
Business Street Online
See the stories of four patients at Community Regional Medical Center and how each was helped through endoscopy.Back to Videos
A woman who had bariatric surgery suddenly develops severe stomach problems. Can her surgeon discover what's ailing her?Back to Videos