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Our Mission

The mission of The Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy (CATE) is to approach each patient as a unique individual as we use our broad experience, and state of the art technology to focus on the overall needs of the patient and his or her family.

CATE has collected a library of expert information and research about our procedures for our patients, and we share some of those resources here for everyone wanting to understand and explore EUS, ERCP and Therapeutic Endoscopy and our other medical specialties.

Dr. Steinberg talks about Esophageal Cancer with NewChannel5’s Mike Trim

  • Barrett’s Esophagus – With comprehensive services and expertise focused on problems related to the esophagus, CATE offers the most advanced options for diagnosing and treating Barrett’s esophagus and high-grade dysplasia.
  • Bile Duct Cancer -(cholangiocarcioma) – The diagnoses and treatment of bile duct cancer requires cutting edge technology and a high level of endoscopic experience for palliation.
  • Colon Polyps – Polyps are benign growths (noncancerous tumors or neoplasms)  involving the lining of the bowel. They can occur in several locations in the gastrointestinal tract but are most common in the colon. They vary in size from less than a quarter of an inch to several inches in diameter. They look like small bumps growing from the lining of the bowel and protruding into the lumen (bowel cavity). Sometimes they grow on a “stalk” and look like mushrooms. Some polyps can also be flat. Many patients have several polyps scattered in different parts of the colon. Some polyps can contain small areas of cancer, although the vast majority do not.
  • Pancreatitis – Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. It happens when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas itself. Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. Either form is serious and can lead to complications. Acute pancreatitis occurs suddenly and usually goes away in a few days with treatment. It is often caused by gallstones. Common symptoms are severe pain in the upper abdomen, nausea, and vomiting. Treatment is usually a few days in the hospital for intravenous (IV) fluids, antibiotics, and medicines to relieve pain. Chronic pancreatitis does not heal or improve. It gets worse over time and leads to permanent damage. The most common cause is heavy alcohol use. Other causes include cystic fibrosis and other inherited disorders, high levels of calcium or fats in the blood, some medicines, and autoimmune conditions. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and oily stools.

We also have expertise in:

  • Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)
  • Celiac Plexus Nerve Block
  • Cholangioscopy
  • Ablation of cholangiocarcinoma
  • Lithotripsy of large biliary and pancreatic duct stones
  • Ampullectomy
  • Complex polypectomy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Barrett’s esophagus, radiation proctitis, and gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE)
  • Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (CLE)
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst drainage and necrosectomy
  • Endoscopic suturing
  • Palliative stenting of GI tract and pancreaticobiliary malignancies

Online Libraries

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
SAGES mission is to provide leadership in surgery, particularly gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery, to optimize patient care through education, research and innovation.

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
Since its founding in 1941,(ASGE) has been dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE, with more than 12,000 members worldwide, promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice, fosters endoscopic research, recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy, and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education.

5 Physicians Specializing in Gastroenterology

  • Emad M Abuhamda, MD – Ft. Lauderdale area. University of Jordan
  • Mayuri Gupta, MD – Deerfield Beach area, MGM Medical College in Indore, India
  • Robert Hawes, MD –  Orlando area. Medical University of South Carolina
  • Alphonso Ribeiro, MD – Miami area. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Mike Wallace, MD – Jacksonville area. Harvard Medical School

Please note: Information provided by the Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy (“CATE”) is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or other health care services. CATE provides  information to you about physicians, products, services, clinical trials or treatments related to areas we specialize in, but PBCSF does not recommend nor endorse any particular health care resource except our centers.