Liver disease: SUM Hospital introduces Spyglass Technology

Bhubaneswar, November 17, 2017: The Institute of Medical Sciences and
SUM Hospital here has become the first healthcare facility in Odisha to introduce
Spyglass-DS, a cutting edge technology for the treatment of biliary and
pancreatic diseases.
The new facility was inaugurated by Health and Family Welfare
Minister Pratap Jena on Friday. Jena hailed the move saying it would help
extend quality treatment of liver and pancreatic ailments to the people.
Explaining the function of the new equipment, hospital
Gastroenterology department head Dr Manoj Kumar Sahu said it was a new
innovation which would enable the Endoscopist to easily enter into the biliary
and pancreatic ducts, explore deep in the liver to visualize the disease,
obtain tissue for diagnosis and provide effective treatment at the same time.
“This is an immense improvement on the earlier method of ERCP
(Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography). In the earlier system,
doctors were often confused about biliary problems to properly diagnose cancer
or non-cancerous conditions like Tuberculosis or Lymphoma,” he said adding “on
many occasions patients were subjected to unnecessary surgeries,” said Dr Sahu.
This technology could very accurately diagnose the problem
and help the doctor plan the best treatment for the patient.
“Stones of any size and number inside the bile ducts can be
crushed by Spyglass laser and removed completely. In some cases of very
advanced pancreato-biliary malignancy, it provides good palliative treatment so
as to improve the quality of life of the patient,” he added.

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