Shailendra Chauhan, MD, AGAF, FASGE, from the University of Florida College of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutriton in Gainesville, Florida, USA discusses this ASGE Technology committee document, “Enteroscopy.”
This document is an update to a previous ASGE Technology committee document titled “Enteroscopes.” This document is a comprehensive technical review of currently available enteroscopy technologies in the United States.
Newer technologies have emerged since the previous ASGE technical review on this topic. These include single-balloon enteroscopy, spiral overtube assisted enteroscopy, and through-the-scope balloon enteroscopy. The ASGE Technology committee felt that it was critical to generate a newer document that was current and provided a concise review of these devices. We hope that endoscopists will get an in-depth review of enteroscopy and especially device-assisted enteroscopy from this document. For those that are considering starting an enteroscopy program or considering a change in their current system, hopefully this document will provide concise information to give accurate information to their patients and their hospital systems.
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