Clinical care guided by science, powered by technology, and delivered
with one purpose—doing the best for each patient.
Did You Know?
Cancers of the digestive system
are second only to lung cancer
as a cause of cancer-related
death. However, new technology
is making it possible to detect
and treat some digestive system
cancers even before they have
fully formed—meaning at a
Lankenau Medical Center is
committed to harnessing the
power of such technologies to
improve patient outcomes. Among
the advanced tools available at
Lankenau is a tiny flexible
microscope that fits into an
endoscope, allowing examination
of the digestive tract at the
cellular level and enhancing
detection and treatment of early
cancer or precancerous
Digestive diseases affect as many as 70 million people in the United
States and are a significant burden on the lives of those affected.
Lankenau Medical Center is dedicated to easing this burden and improving
the lives of people with digestive disease, one patient at a time.
The Digestive Health specialists at Lankenau Medical Center offer
comprehensive and integrated services related to prevention, diagnosis,
and treatment of diseases of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver,
pancreas, and biliary system (bile ducts and gallbladder).
Our physicians work as a team, bringing experience in the use of a range
of advanced diagnostic tools and breakthrough therapies, including
interventional (therapeutic) endoscopy, minimally invasive surgery,
interventional radiology, and targeted high-dose radiation therapy.
Don't Keep A Lid On It
Gastroenterologist Bob Etemad, MD, from Lankenau Medical Center,
discusses Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI), a
gastrointestinal condition that may go unrecognized and
from The Balancing Act.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.