Future of endoscopy

Eric Hungness*, Ezra Nathaniel Teitelbaum

*Corresponding author for this work

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Since the advent and wide spread adoption of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the late 1980s, the field of gastrointestinal (GI) surgery has continually evolved towards less invasive techniques. Endoscopy has been increasingly adopted to assist in laparoscopic and open abdominal surgery. Applications are as wide-ranging as evaluation of the myotomy during laparoscopic Heller, combined endoscopic and surgical techniques for placement of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes, and intra-operative lesion identification during gastric or colon resection. This utilization of endoscopy by GI surgeons has coincided with the development of more advanced intraluminal procedures by gastroenterologists. These endoscopic interventions incorporate surgical techniques such as retraction, dissection of tissue planes, hemostasis, and respect for oncologic principles. The evolution of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is a logical culmination of this hybridization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Flexible Endoscopy for Surgeons
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781461463306
ISBN (Print)1461463297, 9781461463290
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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