Lane Regional Medical Center’s newest investment in the region is the 7,300 square foot Endoscopy Center, now open and bringing the most advanced digestive evaluation and procedure capability to the area. It is located on the third floor of the new Lane Medical Plaza, 6550 Main Street in Zachary, between the Hospital and Home Depot.
"This $1.1 million dollar center features 4 state-of-the-art endoscopy rooms with the most sophisticated equipment on the market, including the PENTAX i-PLATFORM high definition imaging scopes and computer-based processor,” says Director Jason Gwyn. "The enhanced colors and contrasts of the images are just amazing! These high definition scopes have shown a 40 % detection rate increase of colonic polyps and a 63% detection rate increase of adenomas over standard definition scopes. Lane is the only hospital in the area with this level of equipment.”
"Early detection is the key, because more than 50,000 people die each year from colorectal cancer, the second-leading cancer in the U.S.,” says Dr. Mark Mouton, Internal Medicine.
"At Lane’s Endoscopy Center we perform routine preventative procedures such as colonoscopy screenings to look for pre-cancerous polyps in the colon, and upper GI screenings for early detection related to the esophagus, stomach and small intestine. Additionally, we perform diagnostic procedures related to abdominal pain, heart burn and bloody stool usually caused by ulcers, gastritis, colitis, diverticulosis, hiatal hernias and hemorrhoids.”
The Endoscopy Center also boasts a minor procedure room for inserting intravenous devices, feeding tubes and drainage tubes, as well as 12 patient care areas and exclusive waiting room for family members and friends.
To schedule an appointment, please call (225) 774-7111.