Big Stones

Dates: February 28, 2019

Join Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD as he discusses various executions in the management of large bile ducts along with strategies to diagnose large bile duct stones. In addition to an in-depth presentation, attendees will be able to participate in a Q&A session. The recorded session is included in your registration fee.
Learning Objectives

Following this webinar, you should be able to do the following:

  1. List strategies to diagnose large bile duct stones
  2. Identify conditions that promote difficult bile duct stones
  3. Discuss various executions in the management of large bile ducts (examples include:  stent therapy, adjunctive biliary balloon sphincteroplasty, mechanical lithotripsy and direct cholangioscopy to facilitate electrohydrolic or laser lithotripsy).
Course Director


Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD, FASGE
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Gregory G. Ginsberg, MD is Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine where he is a member of the Gastroenterology Division and Executive Director of Endoscopic Services at Penn Medicine and a member of its Abramson Cancer Center.  Dr. Ginsberg received his Medical Degree from the Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine and completed Internal Medicine Residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center.  Dr. Ginsberg stayed on at Georgetown for his Gastroenterology Fellowship and formal training in Advanced Endoscopy. 

Dr. Ginsberg was recruited to Penn in 1993 where his clinical practice and research focuses on the development, evaluation, and implementation of new techniques and technologies as they apply to endoluminal diagnosis and management of digestive tract and related disorders. This work was recognized with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2004 Luigi Mastroianni, Jr., Clinical Innovator Award of Excellence and the 2018 Louis Duhring Outstanding Clinical Specialist Award.

Ongoing clinical research includes that related to Barrett's esophagus (including endoscopic mucosal resection [EMR], radiofrequency ablation [RFA], and other ablation techniques), gastrointestinal cancers (in particular EMR), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography [ERCP], endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), enteral nutritional access, endoscopic bariatric therapies and natural orifice surgery.  A large animal developmental endoscopic research capability supplements the patient oriented research program.  Much of this work has been geared towards successfully applying minimally invasive approaches to digestive tract disorders as alternatives to major operative interventions.

He has over 200 publications including several authoritative texts pertaining to gastrointestinal endoscopy. He is a perennial Top-Docs and Best Doctors in America selection. He has served on the American Gastroenterological Association Council while Chairman of the AGAI Imaging and Advanced Technology Section, 2006-2008.  He is recipient of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) 2008 Distinguished Educator Award, 2016 Distinguished Endoscopic Research Mentoring Award and is a Past-President of the ASGE (2011-2012).