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ASGE Guidelines

ASGE evidence-based guidelines provide clinicians with recommendations for the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients undergoing endoscopic procedures of the digestive tract. Guidelines are not a substitute for physicians’ opinion on individual patients. Final decision on an intervention should always be based on local expertise and patient preferences.

All recommendations follow a rigorous process based on a systematic review of medical literature as outlined by the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) standards for guideline development.

Whenever possible, guidelines are based on the GRADE (Grading of Recommendation Assessment, Development and Evaluation) methodology.

Panels consist of content experts, stakeholders from other specialties, patient representatives, and members of the ASGE Standards of Practice (SOP) Committee.

Each recommendation is based on consideration of the best medical literature, the balance between risks and benefits, cost-effectiveness, patients’ values, and equity.

Panel members provide ongoing conflict of interest (COI) disclosures, including intellectual conflicts of interest, throughout the development and publication of all guidelines in accordance with the ASGE Policy for Managing Declared Conflicts of Interests.

ASGE strives to provide clinically relevant and practical recommendations, which can help standardize patient care and improve outcomes.

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The following information is intended only to provide general information and not as a definitive basis for diagnosis or treatment in any particular case. It is very important that you consult your doctor about your specific condition.

Newly Published

The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract

Nov 14, 2016, 20:26 PM
ERCP was first reported in 1968 and was quickly accepted as a safe, direct technique for evaluating pancreaticobiliary disease.2 With the introduction of endoscopic sphincterotomy in 1974, therapeutic pancreaticobiliary endoscopy was developed.3,4 Over the past several decades, ERCP has evolved from a diagnostic procedure to one that is almost exclusively therapeutic. Other imaging techniques, such as abdominal US, CT, MRCP, EUS, and intraoperative cholangiography, provide diagnostic information that allows appropriate selection of patients for therapeutic ERCP.5 ERCP with cholangiopancreatoscopy is a useful adjunctive technique for the evaluation and management of biliary and pancreatic disease.
Title : The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract
Doi org link : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.11.019
Volume : Gastrointest Endosc 2015;81:795–803
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GRADE Guidelines

The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract

Nov 14, 2016, 20:26 PM
ERCP was first reported in 1968 and was quickly accepted as a safe, direct technique for evaluating pancreaticobiliary disease.2 With the introduction of endoscopic sphincterotomy in 1974, therapeutic pancreaticobiliary endoscopy was developed.3,4 Over the past several decades, ERCP has evolved from a diagnostic procedure to one that is almost exclusively therapeutic. Other imaging techniques, such as abdominal US, CT, MRCP, EUS, and intraoperative cholangiography, provide diagnostic information that allows appropriate selection of patients for therapeutic ERCP.5 ERCP with cholangiopancreatoscopy is a useful adjunctive technique for the evaluation and management of biliary and pancreatic disease.
Title : The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract
Doi org link : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.11.019
Volume : Gastrointest Endosc 2015;81:795–803
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Upper GI

The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract

Nov 14, 2016, 20:26 PM
ERCP was first reported in 1968 and was quickly accepted as a safe, direct technique for evaluating pancreaticobiliary disease.2 With the introduction of endoscopic sphincterotomy in 1974, therapeutic pancreaticobiliary endoscopy was developed.3,4 Over the past several decades, ERCP has evolved from a diagnostic procedure to one that is almost exclusively therapeutic. Other imaging techniques, such as abdominal US, CT, MRCP, EUS, and intraoperative cholangiography, provide diagnostic information that allows appropriate selection of patients for therapeutic ERCP.5 ERCP with cholangiopancreatoscopy is a useful adjunctive technique for the evaluation and management of biliary and pancreatic disease.
Title : The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract
Doi org link : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.11.019
Volume : Gastrointest Endosc 2015;81:795–803
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Lower GI

The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract

Nov 14, 2016, 20:26 PM
ERCP was first reported in 1968 and was quickly accepted as a safe, direct technique for evaluating pancreaticobiliary disease.2 With the introduction of endoscopic sphincterotomy in 1974, therapeutic pancreaticobiliary endoscopy was developed.3,4 Over the past several decades, ERCP has evolved from a diagnostic procedure to one that is almost exclusively therapeutic. Other imaging techniques, such as abdominal US, CT, MRCP, EUS, and intraoperative cholangiography, provide diagnostic information that allows appropriate selection of patients for therapeutic ERCP.5 ERCP with cholangiopancreatoscopy is a useful adjunctive technique for the evaluation and management of biliary and pancreatic disease.
Title : The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract
Doi org link : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.11.019
Volume : Gastrointest Endosc 2015;81:795–803
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Biliary and Pancreatic Endoscopy

The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract

Nov 14, 2016, 20:26 PM
ERCP was first reported in 1968 and was quickly accepted as a safe, direct technique for evaluating pancreaticobiliary disease.2 With the introduction of endoscopic sphincterotomy in 1974, therapeutic pancreaticobiliary endoscopy was developed.3,4 Over the past several decades, ERCP has evolved from a diagnostic procedure to one that is almost exclusively therapeutic. Other imaging techniques, such as abdominal US, CT, MRCP, EUS, and intraoperative cholangiography, provide diagnostic information that allows appropriate selection of patients for therapeutic ERCP.5 ERCP with cholangiopancreatoscopy is a useful adjunctive technique for the evaluation and management of biliary and pancreatic disease.
Title : The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract
Doi org link : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.11.019
Volume : Gastrointest Endosc 2015;81:795–803
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Adverse Events

The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract

Nov 14, 2016, 20:26 PM
ERCP was first reported in 1968 and was quickly accepted as a safe, direct technique for evaluating pancreaticobiliary disease.2 With the introduction of endoscopic sphincterotomy in 1974, therapeutic pancreaticobiliary endoscopy was developed.3,4 Over the past several decades, ERCP has evolved from a diagnostic procedure to one that is almost exclusively therapeutic. Other imaging techniques, such as abdominal US, CT, MRCP, EUS, and intraoperative cholangiography, provide diagnostic information that allows appropriate selection of patients for therapeutic ERCP.5 ERCP with cholangiopancreatoscopy is a useful adjunctive technique for the evaluation and management of biliary and pancreatic disease.
Title : The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract
Doi org link : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.11.019
Volume : Gastrointest Endosc 2015;81:795–803
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  • Stricture dilation
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Privileging and Credentialing

The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract

Nov 14, 2016, 20:26 PM
ERCP was first reported in 1968 and was quickly accepted as a safe, direct technique for evaluating pancreaticobiliary disease.2 With the introduction of endoscopic sphincterotomy in 1974, therapeutic pancreaticobiliary endoscopy was developed.3,4 Over the past several decades, ERCP has evolved from a diagnostic procedure to one that is almost exclusively therapeutic. Other imaging techniques, such as abdominal US, CT, MRCP, EUS, and intraoperative cholangiography, provide diagnostic information that allows appropriate selection of patients for therapeutic ERCP.5 ERCP with cholangiopancreatoscopy is a useful adjunctive technique for the evaluation and management of biliary and pancreatic disease.
Title : The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract
Doi org link : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.11.019
Volume : Gastrointest Endosc 2015;81:795–803
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GI Endoscopy Unit Operations

The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract

Nov 14, 2016, 20:26 PM
ERCP was first reported in 1968 and was quickly accepted as a safe, direct technique for evaluating pancreaticobiliary disease.2 With the introduction of endoscopic sphincterotomy in 1974, therapeutic pancreaticobiliary endoscopy was developed.3,4 Over the past several decades, ERCP has evolved from a diagnostic procedure to one that is almost exclusively therapeutic. Other imaging techniques, such as abdominal US, CT, MRCP, EUS, and intraoperative cholangiography, provide diagnostic information that allows appropriate selection of patients for therapeutic ERCP.5 ERCP with cholangiopancreatoscopy is a useful adjunctive technique for the evaluation and management of biliary and pancreatic disease.
Title : The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract
Doi org link : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.11.019
Volume : Gastrointest Endosc 2015;81:795–803
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Screening and Surveillance in Premalignant Conditions

The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract

Nov 14, 2016, 20:26 PM
ERCP was first reported in 1968 and was quickly accepted as a safe, direct technique for evaluating pancreaticobiliary disease.2 With the introduction of endoscopic sphincterotomy in 1974, therapeutic pancreaticobiliary endoscopy was developed.3,4 Over the past several decades, ERCP has evolved from a diagnostic procedure to one that is almost exclusively therapeutic. Other imaging techniques, such as abdominal US, CT, MRCP, EUS, and intraoperative cholangiography, provide diagnostic information that allows appropriate selection of patients for therapeutic ERCP.5 ERCP with cholangiopancreatoscopy is a useful adjunctive technique for the evaluation and management of biliary and pancreatic disease.
Title : The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract
Doi org link : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.11.019
Volume : Gastrointest Endosc 2015;81:795–803
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Procedural Management in Endoscopy

The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract

Nov 14, 2016, 20:26 PM
ERCP was first reported in 1968 and was quickly accepted as a safe, direct technique for evaluating pancreaticobiliary disease.2 With the introduction of endoscopic sphincterotomy in 1974, therapeutic pancreaticobiliary endoscopy was developed.3,4 Over the past several decades, ERCP has evolved from a diagnostic procedure to one that is almost exclusively therapeutic. Other imaging techniques, such as abdominal US, CT, MRCP, EUS, and intraoperative cholangiography, provide diagnostic information that allows appropriate selection of patients for therapeutic ERCP.5 ERCP with cholangiopancreatoscopy is a useful adjunctive technique for the evaluation and management of biliary and pancreatic disease.
Title : The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract
Doi org link : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.11.019
Volume : Gastrointest Endosc 2015;81:795–803
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  • Practice Guidelines
  • Stricture dilation
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Miscellaneous

The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract

Nov 14, 2016, 20:26 PM
ERCP was first reported in 1968 and was quickly accepted as a safe, direct technique for evaluating pancreaticobiliary disease.2 With the introduction of endoscopic sphincterotomy in 1974, therapeutic pancreaticobiliary endoscopy was developed.3,4 Over the past several decades, ERCP has evolved from a diagnostic procedure to one that is almost exclusively therapeutic. Other imaging techniques, such as abdominal US, CT, MRCP, EUS, and intraoperative cholangiography, provide diagnostic information that allows appropriate selection of patients for therapeutic ERCP.5 ERCP with cholangiopancreatoscopy is a useful adjunctive technique for the evaluation and management of biliary and pancreatic disease.
Title : The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract
Doi org link : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.11.019
Volume : Gastrointest Endosc 2015;81:795–803
URL : /docs/default-source/importfiles/publications_(public)/practice_guidelines/ercp_benign_diseases_biliary_tract.pdf?Status=Master&sfvrsn=2
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  • Stricture dilation
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Guidelines in Spanish

The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract

Nov 14, 2016, 20:26 PM
ERCP was first reported in 1968 and was quickly accepted as a safe, direct technique for evaluating pancreaticobiliary disease.2 With the introduction of endoscopic sphincterotomy in 1974, therapeutic pancreaticobiliary endoscopy was developed.3,4 Over the past several decades, ERCP has evolved from a diagnostic procedure to one that is almost exclusively therapeutic. Other imaging techniques, such as abdominal US, CT, MRCP, EUS, and intraoperative cholangiography, provide diagnostic information that allows appropriate selection of patients for therapeutic ERCP.5 ERCP with cholangiopancreatoscopy is a useful adjunctive technique for the evaluation and management of biliary and pancreatic disease.
Title : The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract
Doi org link : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.11.019
Volume : Gastrointest Endosc 2015;81:795–803
URL : /docs/default-source/importfiles/publications_(public)/practice_guidelines/ercp_benign_diseases_biliary_tract.pdf?Status=Master&sfvrsn=2
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  • Practice Guidelines
  • Stricture dilation
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In Progress Guidelines

ASGE Guideline on the Role of Endoscopy in the Management of Malignant Hilar Obstruction

Early 2021

ASGE Guideline on the Management of Cholangitis

Early 2021

ASGE guideline on screening for pancreatic cancer in individuals with genetic susceptibility

Estimated 2021

ASGE Guideline on the Role of Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection in the Management of Esophageal and Gastric Mucosal Neoplasia

Estimated 2021

Quality in Endoscopy

Quality documents define the indicators of high-quality endoscopy and how to measure it. ASGE quality indicators are based on a rigorous review process which results in valid metrics for evaluating GI endoscopic procedures. 

Quality in Endoscopy

The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract

Nov 14, 2016, 20:26 PM
ERCP was first reported in 1968 and was quickly accepted as a safe, direct technique for evaluating pancreaticobiliary disease.2 With the introduction of endoscopic sphincterotomy in 1974, therapeutic pancreaticobiliary endoscopy was developed.3,4 Over the past several decades, ERCP has evolved from a diagnostic procedure to one that is almost exclusively therapeutic. Other imaging techniques, such as abdominal US, CT, MRCP, EUS, and intraoperative cholangiography, provide diagnostic information that allows appropriate selection of patients for therapeutic ERCP.5 ERCP with cholangiopancreatoscopy is a useful adjunctive technique for the evaluation and management of biliary and pancreatic disease.
Title : The role of ERCP in benign diseases of the biliary tract
Doi org link : http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.11.019
Volume : Gastrointest Endosc 2015;81:795–803
URL : /docs/default-source/importfiles/publications_(public)/practice_guidelines/ercp_benign_diseases_biliary_tract.pdf?Status=Master&sfvrsn=2
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  • Hepatopancreatobiliary
  • Practice Guidelines
  • Stricture dilation
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ERCP_benign_diseases_biliary_tract

Technology Assessments

Technology evaluations provide a review of existing, new, or emerging endoscopic technologies that have an impact on the practice of GI endoscopy. Evaluations are based on a literature review and a search of the MAUDE (U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiological Health) database to identify the reported adverse events of a given technology. When financial guidance is indicated, the most recent coding data and list prices at the time of publication are provided.

Technology Assessments
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