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The Foothills Medical Center is the largest academic teaching hospital in Alberta, located centrally in Calgary, approximately 10 minutes from downtown. It is comprised of 3 large towers, including the Special Services Building (SSB), the Main Building and the McCaig Tower (MT). The University of Calgary Medical School with the University of Calgary Medical Center (UCMC) outpatient facility adjoin the Main Building, and the South Tower and North Tower house myriad additional outpatient services. The Teaching, Research and Wellness Building is also on site, where the Forzani McPhail Colon Cancer Screening Center (hyperlink) resides, among other services.
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology FMC site has outpatient clinics located at the UCMC, Area 2 (pdf map). The endoscopy unit is in the Main Building, on the 4th floor (pdf map).
The FMC Group includes 15 Gastroenterologists and 8 Hepatologists, with diverse interest and areas of expertise.
Endoscopy (pronounced /ɛnˈdɒskəpi/) means looking inside and typically refers to looking inside the body for medical reasons using an endoscope (pronounced /ˈɛndəskoʊp/), an instrument used to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike most other medical imaging devices, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ. Endoscopy can also refer to using a borescope in technical situations where direct line of-sight observation is not feasible.
or large bowel, is generally 70cm in length, and is responsible for most of the water and electrolyte absorption, and acts as a repository for stool which is then excreted.
The subspecialty practice dedicated to treatment or management of disease that affect the liver.
Is the growth of cells that is no longer within the normal control of healthy cells, where growth is unregulated. Malignant
is a synonymous term.
There are two definitions, the (1) progressive, getting significantly worse with time (2) in reference to the nature of a tumor or growth, having \'malignant\' origins or cancerous, reflecting uncontrolled growth that has the potential to spread.