The second section of our institution takes place in a state of the art Gastroenterology Endoscopic Center, located 1/2 mile from the main office. This is the State of California, OSHA certified endoscopy center, in operation for over 10 years. This is a state of the art facility with two fully-equipped procedure rooms, staffed by an RN and endoscopy tech. A full automated sterilization system with quality control is used.
The recovery room is staffed by RNs, LVNs, and CNAs, with patient privacy and professional care being of utmost importance. There are 6 recovery beds and facilities to discuss findings and therapy in private with the doctor. The center has full resuscitation capacities and the nurses are certified in ACLS (Advanced cardiac life support systems). The staff is multilingual including English, Spanish, and Tagalog.
Family members are present on admission and discharge of patients for comfort and in order to communicate instructions and coordinate the management of the patients. Wheelchair accessibility and easy access for a patient drop of and pick up are part of the advantages of this center.
All gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures are performed at this facility. The Principal Investigator and other investigators do procedures at least twice a week here and therefore scheduling for procedures rarely takes more than 1 working day. Location within a half-mile of the hospital, Infusion Center, and main clinical research facility makes this whole system of patient care ideal and comfortable for the care of our patients.