Digestive Health

Morristown Medical Center has added two more robots to our lineup of da Vinci XI Surgical Systems, allowing us to perform more minimally invasive surgeries than ever before. This will also result in shorter waiting periods for patients and more procedures available in outpatient settings. The da Vinci System can be used to perform a variety of surgeries with less blood loss, reduced scarring and faster recovery times. Read more >





Digestive Health Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”

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Is At-Home Stool Test a Viable Alternative to Colonoscopy?

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 -- Simple at-home stool tests are a reliable way to screen for colon cancer -- and a good alternative to invasive colonoscopies, a new research review confirms.

The analysis, of 31 studies, looked at the effectiveness of the fecal immunochemical test, or FIT -- which detects hidden blood in the stool. It found that a one-time FIT screening caught up to 91 percent of colon cancers in people at average risk of the disease.

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