Yorkville Endoscopy Releases Biopsy Statement Amid Joan Rivers Rumors

September 10, 2014 9:19 PM

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Yorkville Endoscopy Releases Biopsy Statement Amid Joan Rivers Rumors

The private New York City clinic where Joan Rivers stopped breathing while undergoing an outpatient procedure on her vocal cords released a statement Wednesday about the clinic's care following a report that alleged an unplanned biopsy was performed at the facility. "A biopsy of vocal cords has never been performed at Yorkville Endoscopy," the clinic said in a statement.

The clinic, citing confidentiality rules, made it clear that it was not providing specific information about Rivers or any other patient, but rather was describing its standard practices. "General anesthesia has never been administered at Yorkville Endoscopy," the clinic said. "The type of sedation ...

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