The current 24-hour driving ban after gastrointestinal endoscopic procedural sedation is an inconvenience that may deter some patients from complying with colonoscopy screenings and other exams. A Cleveland Clinic research project aims to assess endoscopy patients’ discharge readiness using a driving simulator to compare psychomotoric performance among recipients of propofol and nonpropofol sedation.
Cleveland Clinic’s John Vargo, MD, MPH, an international expert in therapeutic endoscopy, shares his leadership plans for the endoscopy society and his take on the state of the specialty.
Endoscopy is being standardized throughout Cleveland Clinic to ensure every patient gets optimal care for the best value. Dr. Vargo explains how this is being done.
Cleveland Clinic is among the first centers in the nation to offer access to a balloon device to provide a non-surgical treatment option for obese patients whose previous attempts at weight loss through diet and exercise failed.
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Repeat endoscopy for upper GI bleeding results in better patient outcomes and lower costs, according to a new study by Dr. Sunguk Jang presented at ACG.
Cleveland Clinic staff will present nearly 50 different topics at Digestive Disease Week this year. Find out about the sessions you won’t want to miss.
Pediatric gastroenterology trainees learn and practice endoscopy skills risk-free with a virtual-reality endoscopy simulator. It prepares them better for training on patients.
Physicians trained in endoscopy now have new guidelines to assess, measure and improve their outcomes. The new guidelines update quality indicators published in 2006 and aim to move continuous quality improvement for the entire field of endoscopy forward.