Released on Nov 9, 2021

New ASGE Podcast – Listen In: GI Endoscopy

 

ASGE is pleased to announce the NEW Listen In: GI Endoscopy, the Society’s podcast series supported by Cook Medical.

Each month, Jonathan Buscaglia, MD, FASGE hosts guest experts for 30-minute discussions about endoscopic solutions to GI conditions and diseases you encounter in daily practice.

First up, Sachin Wani, MD, tackles Barrett's Esophagus. Listen now about the role of biopsies in diagnosis and routine surveillance, post endoscopy esophageal cancer, dysplasia and when to refer to a Barrett's expert.

 

Dr. Wani is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and serves as the Vice-Chair in the Division of GI and Hepatology. He is the Medical Director of the Esophageal and Gastric Center and also serves as the Co-Director of the GI Outcomes Research Group. 

Thank you to Cook Medical for making this endeavor possible.


About Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures allow the gastroenterologist to visually inspect the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach and duodenum) and the lower bowel (colon and rectum) through an endoscope, a thin, flexible device with a lighted end and a powerful lens system. Endoscopy has been a major advance in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. For example, the use of endoscopes allows the detection of ulcers, cancers, polyps and sites of internal bleeding. Through endoscopy, tissue samples (biopsies) may be obtained, areas of blockage can be opened and active bleeding can be stopped. Polyps in the colon can be removed, which has been shown to prevent colon cancer.

About the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Since its founding in 1941, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has been dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE, with almost 15,000 members worldwide, promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice, fosters endoscopic research, recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy, and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education. Visit Asge.org and ValueOfColonoscopy.org for more information and to find a qualified doctor in your area.

 

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