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Clinical Privileges

Dr. Livstone has admitting and consulting privileges at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Doctor's Hospital of Sarasota. Dr. Livstone has endoscopic privileges at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Doctor's Hospital of Sarasota, and the HealthSouth Endoscopy Center of Sarasota. Dr. Livstone also has nuclear medicine privileges at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. When a patient's physical condition and health insurance permit, Dr. Livstone prefers to perform his patients' endoscopic procedures at the HealthSouth Endoscopy Center of Sarasota where the costs for the patient will be approximately 1/3 the cost of having the same procedures performed at either of the area hospitals.

In addition to office and hospital consultative services, Dr. Livstone performs the following procedural and imaging services:

  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, biopsy, polypectomy
  • Esophageal dilation
  • Esophageal foreign body removal
  • Photodynamic therapy (laser light activated drug treatment) for esophageal cancer and Barrett's epithelium with high grade Dysplasia Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy insertion, change, and removal
  • Nuclear Esophageal Transit Studies (tubeless esophageal motility)
  • Solid Phase Nuclear Gastric Emptying Scan
  • Gold Probe, Heater Probe, or Argon Plasma Coagulator treatment of bleeding lesions
  • Argon plasma coagulator ablation of neoplasia
  • Push enteroscopy of the small bowel
  • M2A video capsule endoscopy (the swallowed camera pill) of the small bowel
  • Breath Hydrogen gas chromatography for lactose intolerance or small bowel bacterial overgrowth
  • Colonoscopy, biopsy, polypectomy, injection therapy, gold probe therapy, Argon plasma coagulator therapy, or heater probe therapy for control of bleeding or for ablation of neoplasia
  • Nuclear Medicine liver-spleen scans
  • Nuclear Medicine gallbladder function scans

If a patient needs a gastrointestinal procedure or study which is not listed above, Dr. Livstone will refer the patient to another physician who is qualified to perform the needed test.