Ergonomic Wellness in Endoscopy: Obstacles and Ways Forward

G&H  What are some of the major ergonomic issues in endoscopy? MT  The ergonomic issues in endoscopy range widely, especially among providers. The reason for many […]

Conventional vs Full-Thickness Resection Techniques for Large Polyps

G&H  What are the important characteristics of large polyps that help in determining which polyps to remove and which resection technique to use?  AS  There are […]

Hemostatic Techniques in the Management of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

G&H  Which endoscopic hemostatic techniques are currently considered first line for most cases of upper gastrointestinal bleeding? SG  For upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, first-line therapy, or […]

Optimizing Endoscopic Bypass Procedures

G&H  What has been a major development in endoscopic bypass procedures? CT  Malignant gastric outlet obstruction has been a condition endoscopists have been trying to treat […]

Efforts to Support Effective Teaching in Endoscopy

G&H  What are the current macro trends in gastrointestinal endoscopic training? JC  The first major trend is a wider acceptance of education to the point of […]

Outlook on Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Device Innovation 

G&H  How did you start your journey as an innovator? BM  Being an innovator is fun and unpredictable. I have loved tinkering with devices since childhood. […]

Current Status of Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery 

G&H  How did the idea of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery come about? MK  There were a number of similar-thinking minimally invasive surgeons and, so to […]

Current Status and Future Course of Disposable-Component and Single-Use Duodenoscopes

G&H  What prompted the recent interest in the development of novel duodenoscope designs?  NF  Over the past several years, there have been many reports of outbreaks […]

The Path to Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Endoscopy

G&H  What is the current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion in endoscopy? JC  When looking at gender diversity as well as racial or ethnic diversity, […]

Update on Barrett Esophagus Diagnosis and Management

G&H  What has recent research revealed about the rise in esophageal adenocarcinoma despite screening and surveillance for Barrett esophagus? AC  Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) has been increasing […]

Transitioning to Sustainable Care and Green Endoscopy 

G&H  How would you define green endoscopy? HP  In essence, green endoscopy means to practice endoscopy that is environmentally friendly and affords a way of performing […]

The Potential Role of Motorized Spiral Enteroscopy in Small Bowel Evaluation

G&H  What are the main indications for spiral enteroscopy of the small bowel?  HN  The indications for spiral enteroscopy are not different from those for other […]

Remote Teaching of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

G&H  How did you become involved in remote training of gastrointestinal endoscopy? JW  In 2020, Dr Michael Marin, the Surgeon-in-Chief of the Mount Sinai Health System, […]

Interventional Endoscopic Ultrasound: The New Frontier

G&H  How did endoscopic ultrasound transition from a purely diagnostic tool to a therapeutic tool as well?  MK  Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) was developed to stage tumors. […]

Insights Into Water Exchange Colonoscopy 

G&H  What are the benefits of using water to assist colonoscopy rather than air?  FL  Air insufflation, which is traditionally used in colonoscopy, is a well-known […]

Insights on Over-the-Scope Clips

G&H  What are the current indications for over-the-scope clips? KM  The current indications for over-the-scope clips (OTSCs) are quite ample and diverse. The major indication is […]

Improving Quality and Outcomes in Colonoscopy

G&H  Why should the quality of colonoscopy be a major concern among clinicians? AS  Colonoscopy is a highly effective tool for preventing and reducing the burden […]

Endoscopic Advances in the Treatment of Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia

G&H  What factors predispose patients to gastric intestinal metaplasia? JB  The dominant factor is clearly a history of Helicobacter pylori infection. Interestingly, gastric intestinal metaplasia (GIM) […]

Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cysts

G&H  Why should physicians be vigilant for pancreatic cysts? AML  Ninety percent of patients in whom pancreatic cancer is diagnosed will die within 5 years. Studies […]

Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy in Patients With Barrett Esophagus

Gastroenterology & Hepatology November 2016, Volume 12, Issue 11 Herbert C. Wolfsen, MD Professor of Medicine Consultant in Gastroenterology Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Mayo Clinic […]

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