An endoscopic approach to therapy for spontaneous esophageal rupture

Post written by Andrew C. Storm, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Endoscopic suturing is a great “bridge-building” tool in endoscopy, and I’m not just talking about the tissue bridges created during endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. The OverStitch device (Apollo OverStitch; Austin, Tex, USA) permits a therapeutic endoscopist to …

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Technical aspects of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

Post written by Vivek Kumbhari, MD, from the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is an emerging weight loss technique. However, it is highly operator dependent and there is some variability in technique. In ESG, the volume of the stomach …

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