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Lenox Hill Hospital to Serve as Live Transmission Site For Digestive Disease Week

Lenox Hill Hospital’s Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy (CATE), will serve as the live transmission site for Digestive Disease Week (May 30-June 4, Chicago, IL) – the major international Gastrointestinal Endoscopy meeting drawing over 16,000 attendees and an additional 3,000 exhibitors. 

Lenox Hill Hospital will host live teaching cases by expert endoscopists transmitted via satellite from New York City to meeting rooms in Chicago.  There will be about 15 interactive cases broadcasted live to the convention.  Endoscopy nurses and tech nurses will be on staff to assist with procedures.  There will be a total of 15 nurses participating in GI cases.

Digestive Disease Week is the premier educational forum for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy professionals from around the world. Guests include physicians, educators, researchers, GI assistants, nurses, physician assistants and practice managers.  The goals of this meeting are to enhance patient care by providing participants with a better understanding of how to use state-of-the-art technology in the most cost-effective way and to foster an evidence-based approach to endoscopic decision-making for the most commonly encountered and controversial problems facing gastroenterologists today.

Lenox Hill Hospital’s state-of-the-art therapeutic endoscopy unit serves as a magnet for the most challenging and difficult cases from the New York metropolitan area, the state and the Northeast and performs more than 10,000 minimally invasive endoscopic procedures a year.   The unit is often the first in New York City to pioneer and develop new technology and is a premier training site for other doctors throughout the region.