Madison Hospital continues to grow while retaining the hometown feel that our patients expect.
The new Madison Hospital Endoscopy Center opened earlier this month in the Madison Medical I office building, near the hospital’s Balch Road entrance.
The 10,000-square-foot facility doubles the space available on the hospital campus for outpatient endoscopic procedures including colonoscopy and EGD, or upper endoscopy. That means more Madison-area residents will be able to have these important diagnostic procedures done close to home.
The facility includes four modern endoscopy suites, nine pre-operative bays where patients are prepped for their procedures, and eight recovery bays.
Gastroenterologist Suresh Karne, MD, performed the first procedure there on Jan. 8, 2019. His Digestive Disease Center colleagues – Drs. Joseph Brasco, Rami Hawari, Jason Kinzel, Keta Vaidya and Prasad Vankineni – are also using the new facility.
Previously, there were two endoscopy suites inside the hospital for all inpatient and outpatient procedures. By moving outpatient endoscopy to a different location, the hospital can convert those suites into regular operating rooms that can still be used for inpatient cases.
The Endoscopy Center is just the latest example of how Madison Hospital is growing to meet the community’s needs. In the past year, the hospital also: opened an expanded Intensive Care Unit; started offering minimally-invasive spine surgery and outpatient electroencephalogram (EEG) tests; created a Fast Track emergency treatment area; and launched a program to improve care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.