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Southern NH Health first hospital in the region to offer AI-powered colonoscopies for enhanced cancer detection


Above, Dr. John V. Flannery, Jr. MD and team with the GI Genius endoscopy module.

NASHUA, NH – Southern New Hampshire Health announces that it is the first in the southern New Hampshire region to offer enhanced colonoscopies with the GI Genius™ intelligent endoscopy module. The technology uses artificial intelligence to help physicians detect potentially precancerous polyps. Patients can now schedule a colonoscopy with GI Genius™ at Foundation Gastroenterology.

“With this new technology, we can provide even greater excellence in care to our patients. Using this technology, we have an improved ability to see and remove potentially pre-cancerous polyps,” said John V. Flannery, Jr., MD, FACS, FASCRS surgeon with Southern NH Health Colon and Rectal Surgery of New England. “The goal is to detect the potential for cancer as early as possible for the best outcome for our patients. We always look for leading-edge technology to accomplish this goal. I am proud to offer this new technology to our patients.”

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths for men and women combined, and colorectal cancer is expected to be the cause of approximately 52,550 deaths during 2023. Early detection is essential to preventing colorectal cancer, but small polyps can be difficult to detect with the naked eye. The GI Genius™ module helps by using advanced visualization and AI software to highlight polyps. 

To learn more about Foundation Gastroenterology providers and services, visit https://www.snhhealth.org/gastroenterology.

GI Genius™ colonoscopy and GI Genius™ intelligent endoscopy module are registered trademarks of Medtronic.

About Southern New Hampshire Health, a member of SolutionHealth – Southern New Hampshire Health (SNHH) is comprised of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and Foundation Medical Partners, and is Massachusetts General Hospital’s first clinical affiliate in the region. SNHMC is a 188-bed facility that has two campuses in Nashua. Southern New Hampshire Medical Center has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® hospital and is in the top 1% of hospitals in the country to achieve four designations, illustrating its dedication to excellence in nursing. Foundation Medical Partners is a multi-specialty physician group with more than 300 primary care and specialty care providers. SNHH is committed to improving, maintaining, and preserving the overall health and well-being of individuals living in the greater Nashua area by providing information, education, and access to exceptional health care services. Learn more at SNHhealth.org.


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SolutionHealth is a highly coordinated, regional health care network founded by Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health. Its purpose is to better serve the healthcare needs and interests of southern New Hampshire as a region by improving and increasing access, quality, value, and community benefits.

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