University Medical Center of El Paso performs endoscopic jejunostomy, 2nd in state — 3 insights

University Medical Center of El Paso's Center for Diagnostic and Advanced Endoscopy physician Antonio Mendoza-Ladd, MD, performed an endoscopic jejunostomy procedure on a patient, restoring their ability to eat and digest food, the El Paso Herald-Post reports.

What you should know:

1. UMC believes it's only the second time this procedure was performed in Texas.

2. This is the second time the Center for Diagnostic and Advanced Endoscopy performed a breakthrough procedure. The health center became the first and only hospital in El Paso to offer a procedure that detects and treats Barrett's esophagus.

3. Dr. Mendoza-Ladd is UMC's Director of Endoscopy.

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