Technologies and Procedural Innovations
In contemporary years, there have been prodigious improvement in the gastrointestinal and hepatology space. These include alteration in colorectal cancer screening, capsule endoscopy, cures for hepatitis C and new biologic therapies, among many others.
While these developments have been exciting and moved the field forward. Today's healthcare delivery model centers are around the 15 to 30 minute clinic visit, yet patients spend 99.9 percent of their lives outside of the clinic either at home, at work or at play. New digital choledochoscopes have vastly improved diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities within the bile and pancreatic duct. Confocal endomicroscopy now allows us to perform microscopic evaluation of living tissues, improving targeted biopsies in Barrett's esophagus and aiding in the evaluation of bile duct strictures and pancreatic cysts. Similarly, technological advances in endoscopic ultrasound, optical coherence tomography and spectroscopy hold great promise for improving diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities for gastrointestinal disease.
. Endoscopic Ultrasound for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pancreatic Disease
. Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery
. GI endoscopy and video capsule endoscopy