McCann Endoscopy Center Opens


Vol. 15, No. 1
Summer 2005

  • CyberKnife at Winthrop Revolutionizes Cancer Care

  • Stroke Center Receives NYS Department of Health's Stamp of Approval

  • New Corkscrew Device Saves Stroke Patients' Lives

  • Minimally Invasive Procedure Seeks and Destroys Cancer Cells, Sparing Healthy Tissue

  • Early Detection and Flexible Treatment Get Player Back in the Game

  • Winthrop Performs Unusual Heart Operation

  • McCann Endoscopy Center Opens

  • Winthrop is First to Offer New Treatment for Female Urinary Incontinence

  • 'Dining Out' Series Teaches Healthful Choices

  • Asian Flare Sets the Stage for 2005 Gala

  • Comprehensive Class Alleviates Anxieties of Patients Facing Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery

  • Andy Foundation's NFL Day Benefits Cancer Center for Kids

  • Get a Jump on Your Holiday Shopping While Helping Young Patients

  • Jets All-Pro Center Teams Up with Winthrop for Second Annual Challenge Benefiting Young Patients

  • Creative Cards Benefit Cancer Center for Kids

  • Starlight Starbright Foundation Tours Peds Inpatient Center

  • Reach Out and Read Program Receives Generous Support

  • The Future: Your Legacy

  • Great Neck 5K

  • Winthrop Wins Grant to 'Reinvent the House Call'

  • Team Winthrop Rallies to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts

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  • L-R: Daniel P. Walsh, President and CEO, Winthrop; Patrick K. Long, Chairman, Board of Directors, Winthrop; Jim McCann, Winthrop Board Member, and his wife Marylou; James H. Grendell, MD, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Winthrop.
    Further addressing the special health needs of patients living with digestive disorders, Winthrop-University Hospital recently opened the new McCann Endoscopy Center, an expanded unit with advanced technology to perform endoscopic ultrasound, a state-of-the-art technique that combines endoscopy and ultrasound to permit visualization of the pancreas and other deep-seated organs, as well as the diagnosis and staging of certain lung and gastrointestinal tumors.

    Under the direction of expert gastroenterologists, Winthrop's high-tech Center will feature ultra-modern instrumentation to make accurate diagnoses of conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract in men, women and children.

    Winthrop's specialists perform colonoscopies with unparalleled precision, enabling them to visualize and remove polyps in the colon that may eventually become cancerous. Through endoscopic ultrasound they can diagnose and stage - with extraordinary accuracy - certain lung and gastrointestinal tumors. They also use the technology to perform fine-needle aspiration for biopsies and provide pain relief for many pancreatic cancer patients.


    L-R: Lori Spitz, RN, Clinical Coordinator of Endoscopy, Winthrop; Daniel P. Walsh, President and CEO, Winthrop; Jim McCann, Winthrop Board Member, and his wife Marylou, whose generosity and support helped make the new Center possible, James H. Grendell, MD, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Winthrop; James Campbell, Board Co-Chairman, Building and Grounds Committee, Winthrop; Patrick K. Long, Chairman, Board of Directors, Winthrop; Jim Worth, RN, Administrative Coordinator of Endoscopy, Winthrop; and Michael Niederman, MD, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Winthrop.
    The new space will include five procedure rooms and 12 recovery beds. There will also be a three-bed prep and recovery area exclusively for children using the facility.

    "The new center was designed with endoscopy in mind," said James Grendell, MD. "The facility will provide more access to the Institute of Digestive Care's high-level of expertise as well as reduce waiting time.

    Patients will benefit from the greater comfort and privacy, and the enhanced work environment will provide our skilled staff with all of the tools to deliver the highest level of care."

    Winthrop's new, comprehensive McCann Endoscopy Center features:

  • 5 new procedure rooms equipped with the latest technology
  • A nursing station dedicated to Center patients
  • 12 recovery beds
  • 3-bed prep and recovery area exclusively for children using


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