Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Unveils New Endoscopy Center

Burlington, MA – 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.

About Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) is a world-renowned tertiary academic medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatments and leading-edge research. As a physician-led hospital, LHMC offers a legacy of care and education committed to putting the patient at the center through a multidisciplinary, collaborative and team-based approach. LHMC’s research efforts and clinical trials cross numerous medical disciplines, providing patients with access to the latest options in treatment and care.

LHMC is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,700 physicians and 39,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

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