Cutting-edge Endoscopes Donated to Buccheri La Ferla Fatebenefratelli Hospital

Dec 17, 2015, 05:00 ET from Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Italia e Mediterraneo

PALERMO, Italy, December 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

On December 17th starting at 5:00 pm at Buccheri la Ferla Fatebenefratelli Hospital of Palermo a new Echo-Endoscopic Centre will be inaugurated inside the endoscopic clinic, equipped with sophisticated new diagnostic equipment.

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In order to perform more and more cutting-edge diagnostic examinations and to increase the number of services for the patients, Terzo Pilastro of the Italia e Mediterraneo Foudation has donated four innovative digestive endoscopic instruments to the hospital at 197 Via Messina Marine. This equipment will offer better performance through high-definition images and a better contrast with artificial colouring systems (virtual chromoendoscopy). The instruments donated include: a gastroduodenoscope, a colonscope, a side vision duodenoscope and an echoendoscope - this last is owned only by few Sicily's centers.

The President of the Roman Province of Fatebenefratelli, Fra Gerardo D'Auria O.H. declared: "This new endoscopic instrumentation donation will make it possible to obtain the higher technological levels currently available in this area. Thanks to Terzo Pilastro - Italia e Mediterraneo Fountation's donation there will be an advantage both for operators and patients."

The President of Terzo Pilastro - Italia e Mediterraneo Foundation, Prof. Avv. Emmanuele F.M. Emanuele, commented: "I'm very pleased to have contributed, with the donation of these four instruments to the endoscopic clinic, to the qualitative improvement of the performance of this illustrious Hospital. In fact, the efficacy and the precision of diagnoses are especially important for the healing expectations of patients afflicted by insidious pathologies such as neoplasm." 

Echo-endoscopy is an examination that allows doctors to make the right diagnosis in specific situations: it allows one to view alterations of the stomach wall and behind lesions that can't be explored by the lume (internal part of digestive system) with a normal endoscope. Is an internal examination whereby the endoscope - fitted with an ultrasound wand - is introduced through the alimentary canal, enabling not only the exploration of the stomach wall but also of the bordering organs: pancreas, liver, cyst, abscesses, lymph nodes and abdominal organs.

Fatebenefratelli - "Buccheri la Ferla" Hospital
197 Via Messina Marine - Palermo
Press Officer: Cettina Sorrenti
tel: +39-091-479898
Terzo Pilastro - Italia e Mediterraneo Foundation
Palazzo Sciarra
17 Via Marco Minghetti - Rome
Comunication and External Relations: Raffaella Salato
tel: +39-06-97625591

SOURCE Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Italia e Mediterraneo