What is Fuse technology, and why is it important for the community?
The American Cancer Society estimated that, in 2011, 141,210 people were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the United States. Fuse, or Full Spectrum Endoscopy, provides physicians with a panoramic, 330-degree view while standard endoscopes only provide up to 170 degrees of forward vision. This allows endoscopists to examine nearly twice the anatomy. Fuse enables our practice to provide the highest quality of care to our patients, to see more of the GI tract than ever before, which can detect significantly more polyps than a standard endoscope. A study recently published in The Lancet Oncology revealed that Fuse found 69 percent more adenomas than standard colonoscopes.
We know you’re an experienced gastroenterologist, but what would people be surprised to know about you?
I am a singer; I sing Bollywood songs. I do concerts and parties, fundraisers and celebrations. I would love to do a performance of Bollywood songs for the community.
Do you enjoy performing your music for the public, or do you prefer playing alone?
I do it for fun when I’m taking it easy, and also I do public performances for fundraisers and service events. I’m actually going to put on a show as an independent entertainer soon. I also do shows for the India Association of Ocala. I’ve performed for marriages and baby showers and people who host big parties who need someone to entertain the audience.
Gastroenterology and music seem like very different disciplines. How did you become interested in both?
When I was growing up I was always unhappy to see people in pain. This new technology in colonoscopy really helps with early detection of colon cancer. People have always liked my singing, so I developed that interest into a hobby. I started performing here in 2011.
What are some of your proudest musical and medical achievements? Are you working toward any new musical or medical goals this year?
On the music side, on June 7, I performed at the India Association Hall and all of the proceeds benefitted ISKCON of Alachua, Florida, to build a cow shelter on the temple property. I’m also proud to introduce this Fuse system to the community and increase the colon cancer early detection rate in Ocala.
Want to listen? Hear Dr. Kesari for yourself at youtube.com/anandk24.
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