MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Welcomes Gastroenterologist

Abhinav Sankineni, MD, MPH Brings Unique Esophageal Specialty

 

BALTIMORE—(September 2016)— Dr. Abhinav Sankineni joins the Center for Digestive Disease at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, bringing a uniquely specialized focus to diseases of the esophagus including esophageal cancer and Barrett’s esophagus. A board certified physician in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Sankineni specializes in interventional gastroenterology, esophageal motility and pH studies, and esophageal and biliary stenting. sankineni

“Dr. Sankineni brings a new skill set to our program in the area of esophageal disease where he will lead enhanced evaluation of patients utilizing assessment of esophageal function with motility, ph, and impedance studies,” says Dr. A. Steven Fleisher, chief of gastroenterology and director of interventional endoscopy at the Center for Digestive Disease at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.  “These skills will be applied to a broad spectrum of our patients including those with functional esophageal disorders, achalasia, scleroderma esophagus, chronic reflux, atypical chest pain, and morbid obesity.”

Dr. Sankineni joins an experienced surgical team at MedStar Franklin Square, recognized for providing Baltimore and the surrounding areas highly specialized, comprehensive, and compassionate patient care for a full range of digestive disease disorders.

“In addition, Dr. Sankineni will supplement the interventional endoscopy program where we already perform diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, such as endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) used to study the bile ducts, pancreatic duct and gallbladder, in patients with a variety of disorders including cancers of the digestive system, pancreatic cystic disease, and bile duct obstruction,” says Dr. Fleisher.

After receiving his medical degree from Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences in Andhra Pradesh, India, Dr. Sankineni completed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania. He continued his training with fellowships in interventional endoscopy, gastroenterology, and gastrointestinal motility at Temple University Hospital.

Dr. Sankineni is seeing patients on the hospital campus.

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About MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is a not-for-profit 378-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh section of eastern Baltimore County, Maryland. MedStar Franklin

Square provides many medical and healthcare services, including a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals. The hospital is ranked third in admissions among all Maryland hospitals and is first in Emergency Department visits with more than 108,000 visits annually. MedStar Franklin Square is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation’s most prestigious quality awards including Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for four consecutive years. With more than 3,300 employees, MedStar Franklin Square is one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. Visit medstarfranklin.org for more information.

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MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Unveils New State-of-the-Art Center for Digestive Disease

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Baltimore—(July 17, 2015)—MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has unveiled its new state-of-the-art Center for Digestive Disease, now open for patients. Specializing solely in the full range of gastrointestinal and digestive diseases, the experts at MedStar Franklin Square provide extensive and comprehensive care to patients in the community, now at a new and improved location. 

Enhancements to the new Center, including private recovery rooms and treatment rooms optimized for specialized techniques and procedures, will advance the treatment of diseases of the digestive system, liver and pancreas.

Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as high performing in gastroenterology and GI surgery in 2014 and 2015, the experts at the Center for Digestive Disease perform surgical and

nonsurgical procedures that are among the most advanced in the Baltimore-D.C. area. The nationally recognized team, consisting of gastroenterologists, colon and rectal surgeons, a hepatologist, general surgeons, and certified registered nurse practitioners, provide highly effective non-invasive and minimally invasive surgical and endoscopic techniques.

For more information, or to learn more about the Center for Digestive Disease, please call 855-546-0882 or click here.

About MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is a not-for-profit 378-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh section of eastern Baltimore County, Maryland. MedStar Franklin Square provides many medical and healthcare services, including a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals. The hospital is ranked third in admissions among all Maryland hospitals and is first in Emergency Department visits with more than 108,000 visits annually. MedStar Franklin Square is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation’s most prestigious quality awards including Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for four consecutive years. With more than 3,300 employees, MedStar Franklin Square is one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. Visit medstarfranklinsquare.org for more information.

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Megan Lutz
410-554-2781
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