The University of Vermont Health Network -Elizabethtown Community Hospital NY is now offering a monthly Outpatient Endoscopy Clinic at its Ticonderoga facility, making it easier to receive screening colonoscopies, and diagnostic and treatment consultation services close to home. The Outpatient Endoscopy Clinic is being staffed by Eugene F. Cassone, M.D., a board certified gastroenterologist, who also practices at The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH). Dr. Cassone is scheduling screening colonoscopies and consultations for healthy adults under the age of 75, who have no serious medical conditions. Following the screening or consultation, he will work with the patient’s primary care provider to create a plan for any further treatment.
The American Cancer Society recommends that people at average risk of colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45. People with a family history of colorectal cancer should talk to their primary care physician to see if screening should begin at an earlier age.
To schedule an appointment, ask your primary care physician for a referral to Dr. Cassone.
The orthopedics clinic offers a full range of orthopedic services to get you back to the activities you enjoy as quickly as possible using both surgical and non-surgical techniques. They care for most musculoskeletal problems, including sports injuries, complex fractures, joint reconstruction, arthritis pain, sprains and strains, and many others. Our provider will meet with you to make a diagnosis and develop the best treatment for your specific condition and a course of treatment that works for you and your lifestyle.
The clinic provides care for issues related to:
Services Available at the Cardiology Clinic:
Holter Monitor - Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm
Echocardiogram - Twice a month
Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG)
An electrocardiogram or ECG (also called an EKG) is a common, painless test recording the electrical activity of the heart and converts it into lines called "waveforms" that can be seen on a monitor or printed out on paper. The waveforms created by the ECG can be divided into time segments to measure the rate of movement of your heart's electrical impulses.
An ECG can tell if your heart is beating normally or detect heart disease or problems with the electrical conduction system of the heart. It records the rate and regularity of heartbeats, can tell the size and position of the chambers of the heart. An ECG also can record signs of damage to the heart and the effects of drugs or devices such as pacemakers.
A Holter Monitor is a machine that your doctor will order which will continuously record your heart rhythms for 24 hours or more. The monitor is worn continuously throughout the day and night and because it is worn for an extended time period, it can help physicians determine if there is a problem with the heart that would not normally be detected with a regular EKG which only checks the patient's heart rhythym for less than a minute.
Echocardiography is a diagnostic test that uses ultrasound waves to make images of the heart chambers, valves and surrounding structures. It can measure cardiac output and is a sensitive test for inflammation around the heart (pericarditis). It can also be used to detect abnormal anatomy or infections of the heart valves.