An emergency room unit consists of one main room for the reception of patients:
Chamber of resuscitation with two seats, designed for critical patients;
Camera immediate treatment to patients who are stable or emergency relatively stable;
Observatory for less serious patients and patients who need to be under observation for a few hours or waiting to be admitted.Medical Laboratory
The Laboratory's mission is to be the leader in laboratory medicine by providing timely, efficient and high-quality anatomic and clinical pathology services to patients and health care providers. We offer state-of-the-art technology tailored to meet the needs of our clients. We serve as a diagnostic and consultative resource to facilitate better patient care.
Our professional staff are highly trained and dedicated to meeting your needs. Our staff consists of two board-certified pathologists, over 40 technical and nontechnical personnel, including ASCP certified medical technologists, histotechnologists, cytologist, client service representatives, and support personnel. Each employee is dedicated to providing timely information essential to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. The Laboratory understands the needs and concerns of your patients and are committed to meeting those needs compassionately and professionally.
Blood Bank and Transfusion Services
Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics (sometimes spelled orthopedic surgery and orthopedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.
Shoulder and elbow surgery
Total joint reconstruction (arthroplasty)
Foot and ankle surgery
Surgical sports medicine
According to applications for board certification from 1999 to 2003, the top 25 most common procedures (in order) performed by orthopedic surgeons are as follows:
Knee arthroscopy and meniscectomy
Shoulder arthroscopy and decompression
Carpal tunnel release
Knee arthroscopy and chondroplasty
Removal of support implant
Knee arthroscopy and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Repair of femoral neck fracture
Repair of trochanteric fracture
Debridement of skin/muscle/bone/fracture
Knee arthroscopy repair of both menisci
Shoulder arthroscopy/distal clavicle excision
Repair of rotator cuff tendon
Repair fracture of radius (bone)/ulna
Repair of ankle fracture (bimalleolar type)
Shoulder arthroscopy and debridement
Lumbar spinal fusion
Repair fracture of the distal part of radius
Low back intervertebral disc surgery
Incise finger tendon sheath
Repair of ankle fracture (fibula)
Repair of femoral shaft fracture
Repair of trochanteric fracture
Your radiologist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disease and injury through the use of medical imaging techniques such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), fusion imaging, and ultrasound. Because some of these imaging techniques involve the use of radiation, adequate training in and understanding of radiation safety and protection is important.
Your radiologist has graduated from an accredited medical school, passed a licensing examination, and completed a residency of at least four years of unique postgraduate medical education in, among other topics:
The majority of radiologists also complete a fellowship — one to two additional years of specialized training in a particular subspecialty of radiology, such as breast imaging, cardiovascular radiology or nuclear medicine.
Radiation effects on the human body
Appropriate performance and interpretation of quality radiologic and medical imaging examinations
Your Radiologist Plays a Key Role in Your Healthcare By:
Acting as an expert consultant to your referring physician (the doctor who sent you to the radiology department or clinic for testing) by aiding him or her in choosing the proper examination, interpreting the resulting medical images, and using test results to direct your care.
Treating diseases by means of radiation (radiation oncology) or minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic intervention (interventional radiology).
Correlating medical image findings with other examinations and tests.
Recommending further appropriate examinations or treatments when necessary and conferring with referring physicians.
Directing radiologic technologists (personnel who operate the equipment) in the proper performance of quality exams.
Your Radiologist Has the Right Training, Knowledge, and Experience
When your referring doctors tell you they have reviewed your studies, what they usually mean is that they have reviewed the radiology report or gone over the study with your radiologist.
Radiologists are at the forefront of imaging technology, spearheading the development and implementation of CT, MRI, PET, and fusion imaging as well as minimally invasive procedures such as endovascular treatment of aneurysms and tumors, percutaneous biopsies, and pinpoint radiation therapy.
What You Should Know About Quality and Safety in Medical Imaging
Radiologic procedures such as CT, MRI, and PET are medically prescribed and should only be performed by appropriately trained and certified physicians under medically necessary circumstances.
Radiologists are medical doctors who have received at least four years of unique, specific, post-medical school training in radiation safety, the optimal performance of radiological procedures, and interpretation of medical images. Other medical specialties mandate far less imaging education, ranging from a few days to a maximum of 10 months. Use of medical imaging procedures by unqualified providers may needlessly expose you to radiation or radiation levels that could be unduly hazardous. It may also result in misdiagnosis or problems that are not diagnosed at all.
Pulmonary Function Lab
Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Clinic provides a full array of pulmonary function testing, including arterial blood gas testing to determine the nature of a patient’s shortness of breath.
In addition, the clinic is located across the hall from the Sleep Disorders Clinic where we can evaluate patients with sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.
Shortness of breath
Evaluation of abnormal chest X-rays
Lung cancer evaluation and diagnosis
Interstitial lung disease
Arterial blood gas analysis
Carbon monoxide blood levels
Pulmonary function studies (lung volumes, diffusion)
Pulmonary exercise testing
Percutaneous pleural biopsy
Transbronchial needle aspiration
A Gastroenterologist is a physician with dedicated training and unique experience in the management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.
What is Gastroenterology?
Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.
It involves a detailed understanding of the normal action (physiology) of the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine (motility), the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ.
It includes common and important conditions such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis.
In essence, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs are part of the study of Gastroenterology.
The unique training that Gastroenterologists complete provides them with the ability to provide high quality, comprehensive care for patients with a wide variety of gastrointestinal ailments.
Gastroenterologists perform the bulk of research involving gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures as well as the interpretation of results, and are considered experts in the field.
Studies have shown that Gastroenterologists perform higher quality colonoscopy examinations and comprehensive consultative services when compared to other physicians.
This translates into more accurate detection of polyps and cancer by colonoscopy when performed by Gastroenterologists, fewer complications from procedures and fewer days in the hospital for many gastrointestinal conditions managed by trained gastroenterology specialists.
It is this ability to provide more complete, accurate, and thorough care for patients with gastrointestinal conditions, which distinguishes Gastroenterologists from other physicians that provide some similar services.
Hepatology is a branch of medicine concerned with the study, prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases that affect the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas. The term hepatology is derived from the Greek words "hepatikos" and "logia," which mean liver and study, respectively.
Hepatitis affects millions of individuals globally and is associated with several poor outcomes including liver transplant and liver cancer. In particular, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are major causes of liver cancer, while alcohol abuse has been linked to conditions such as cirrhosis and other serious complications. The conditions hepatologists deal with most frequently are viral hepatitis and alcohol-related liver disease.
Some of the most common ailments that are assessed, diagnosed and managed by a hepatologist include:
Diseases of the liver related to excess alcohol consumption, including fatty liver disease, liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Viral hepatitis infections (hepatitis A, B, C and E). Over two billion individuals have been infected with hepatitis B at some point and around 350 million people are persistent carriers. With widespread vaccination and blood screening, the incidence of hepatitis B has significantly decreased. However, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are accountable for up to 80% of liver cancer cases.
Drug overdose, particularly paracetamol overdose
Gastrointestinal bleeding caused by portal hypertension linked to liver injury
Enzyme defects causing liver enlargement in children, also known of as liver storage diseases
Some tropical infections such as hydatid cyst, kala-azar or schistosomiasis
Genetic and metabolic liver disease
Pancreatitis, usually when caused by alcohol consumption or gallstones
Damage to the pancreas or biliary tract caused by infection, cancer, alcohol, bleeding or obstruction.
Hepatology used to be considered a subspecialty of gastroenterology, but nowadays doctors can specialize in hepatology, which is quickly emerging as a freestanding speciality. As a critical organ that can be affected by a large number of factors, the liver is usually the focal point in hepatology.
A hepatologist generally only assesses patients after they are referred by their doctor. A hepatologist may also be involved in the follow-up of patients who have received a liver transplant.
Some of the procedures hepatologists are required to perform include the following:
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, which is used to diagnose and treat many biliary and pancreatic diseases.
Transhepatic pancreato-cholangiography, which is an X-ray used to detect obstruction in the bile ducts or liver.
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, an artificial channel made to create a connection between the portal and hepatic veins.
In addition to caring for patients, a hepatologist may be involved in research looking at novel therapeutic approaches to disease or prevention methods such as screening, for example.
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