Jennie Stuart Ambulatory Surgery Campus marks fifth anniversary by offering new treatment
January 4, 2012
HOPKINSVILLE—Patients with damaged tissue to the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach—a serious condition called Barrett’s esophagus—can now be treated successfully at the Jennie Stuart Ambulatory Surgery Campus. Three board-certified physicians on staff at the Campus are trained in the use of the BȂRRX (pronounced BAIR-ex) HALO Ablation System.
“The high-tech device safely uses radiofrequency waves to remove the damage to the lining of the esophagus caused by stomach acid. This is important because this condition may be a precursor to esophageal cancer,” Cathy Love, RN, BSN, CNOR, director of the Ambulatory Surgery Campus, says.
She estimates that several hundred people in Trigg, Christian and Todd counties are potential patients for this treatment. Typically, these are people who have had chronic and persistent acid reflux a few times per week for two years or longer.
The Jennie Stuart Ambulatory Surgery Campus (JSASC) is at 8250 Eagle Way. It opened five years ago this month and performs more than 4,000 outpatient procedures per year, including cataract and orthopedic surgeries, endoscopies, colonoscopies, and many more. It is fully accredited by The Joint Commission national health regulatory agency, and is part of Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
For more information on services at JSASC, call (270) 885-6200 or click on www.jsmc.org. For more information on the HALO Ablation System, visit www.CureBaretts.com.