Physicians Pavillion West
Baltimore, MD 21204
State-of the-art treatments from one of Maryland's leading GI Centers.
Our comprehensive services include:
Colonoscopy - diagnostic and therapeutic
Laparoscopic and open colon resection
Sphincter preserving cancer procedures
Endorectal Ultrasound for staging
Multidisciplinary approach to cancer of the colon and rectum
Latest advances in early detection
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among adults, but it is also the most preventable and treatable cancer when detected in its earliest stages. Regular screenings available at GBMC, including colonoscopy, allow for early detection and can prevent the development of many colorectal cancers.
We are among the first in the state to introduce advanced new screening technologies using High-Definition Endoscopy and Narrow Band Imaging TM. This allows our experts to perform "gold standard" diagnostic procedures which more accurately visualize the entire colon and allow early detection and removal of lesions and polyps before they become cancerous.
New treatments give our patients more choices.
If a malignancy is detected, GBMC colorectal surgeons use advanced techniques such as preservation surgery, minimally invasive robotic surgery, and advanced radiation therapy to improve quality of life for our patients.
- The tiny robotic hands and high-definition magnification of this computerized system allow surgeons to perform incredibly delicate, complicated procedures with greater precision in the confined space of the pelvis
- The much smaller surgical incision leads to less pain and faster recovery
- Surgeons can keep more of the colon intact, reducing the need for a colostomy
- This minimally invasive technique improves chances that sexual function and bladder control will be preserved
Advanced technology delivers stronger radiation with greater precision.
- A computer program using real-time ultrasound data provides images that allow for extremely targeted brachytherapy radiation. High doses can be delivered to the prostate while limiting exposure to adjacent organs.
- A powerful new isotope of Cesium represents a major leap in seed brachytherapy, providing faster, more effective treatment.