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Southern Hills Hospital Introduces Single Balloon Enteroscopy – Less Invasive Gastrointestinal Procedure

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June 18, 2012

First and Only Hospital to Offer Procedure in Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS – Southern Hills Hospital is proud to offer its newest service – Single Balloon Enteroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure that uses a longer scope for gastrointestinal (GI) procedures allowing physicians to further reach the small intestine, diagnose and treat patients immediately. The procedure enhances the patient’s care with less recovery time, enabling physicians to identify issues faster than before. Southern Hills Hospital is the first and only hospital to offer the procedure in Southern Nevada.

"We are excited to provide Single Balloon Enteroscopy to our patients," said Kimball Anderson, CEO of Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center. "We started seeing a pattern of endoscopy patients that could benefit from this new procedure, and now, we’re able to deliver those benefits to future patients."

Single Balloon Enterscopy uses a hose-like scope that includes a balloon on the tip of the scope, which inflates as an anchor allowing the scope to delve further in the small intestine. Prior to Single Balloon Enteroscopy, physicians were limited by the reach of a shorter scope and would essentially need to perform a second scoping procedure to diagnose issues. With Single Balloon Enteroscopy, physicians can enter the GI tract once, and immediately reach the area in question.

To learn more about the hospital and its services, visit SouthernHillsHospital.com

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About Southern Hills Hospital:
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" (one of only 405 hospitals in the nation with this designation), a "Best Hospital" runner-up in the Best of Las Vegas Readers’ Poll and awarded an ‘A’ grade on patient safety by Hospital Safety Score, Southern Hills Hospital provides the communities of southwest Las Vegas with emergency and pediatric emergency services, a new behavioral health unit for ages 55 and older, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, OB-GYN, diagnostic imaging and surgical services. Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medical staff, Southern Hills Hospital’s advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience. Southern Hills Hospital is the first institution in the state of Nevada to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a leading hospital in cardiology through their compliance with the "Get with the Guidelines - Heart Failure" program. In addition, Southern Hills Hospital is a home to award-winning spine physicians from the Nevada Neurosciences Institute. The hospital is also a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, MountainView Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.

Southern Hills Hospital
9300 W. Sunset Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89148
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