In medicine, gastrointestinal is focused on the digestive system and its disorders. Gastrointestinal surgery is also referred to as upper GI surgery, referring to a practise of surgery that mainly focuses on the upper parts of the alimentary tract.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City is ranked No. 10 on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll produced by the US News & World Report in its annual ranking. The magazine states:
2018-19 rankings started with 4,656 hospitals, which represent virtually all US community inpatient facilities.
For gastrointestinal and GI surgery, the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is considered one of the leading facilities in the United States.
As a regular reader of this blog, you know Jeffrey W. Milsom is Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He and his colleagues in the Minimally Invasive New Technologies (MINT) program, are paving the way for dramatic changes in the treatment of many intestinal diseases.
One point of fruition of all these important efforts is the DiLumen Endolumenal Interventional Platform (EIP), which Lumendi and Jeff continue to develop further. This has resulted in a series of new tools providing medical experts with new ways to provide minimally-invasive GI surgery for their patients.
NewYork-Presbyterian produces a series of publications, and our EIP was discussed in a recent article entitled:
A Long and Winding Road: Scoping Out Uncharted Territory in the Colon. Advances in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, 2018, Nr. 2, pp. 1-2. Retrieved September 17, 2018 from http://lumendi-eu.drkpi.ch/de/wp-content/files/de/2018-Advances-GI-Issue2.pdf
You can browse this pdf online below.
You can also browse the archive from Advances in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery online and download past issues.
If you want more medical details, you find the reference article to the summary in the Advances in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery here:
Sharma, Sam; Momose, Kota; Sonoda, Toyooki and Sharaiha, Reem Z. (June 2018). Sa1964. Flexible Endoscopic double balloon platform: From concept to human feasibility trial. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Vol 87(6s), p. AB 268. Retrieved September 17, 2018 from https://www.giejournal.org/article/S0016-5107(18)31853-4/fulltext
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Isolating a specific area of the intestine allows a medical professional the capability of surgically removing the lesion. Jeffrey W. Milsom states:
We’re now doing outpatient procedures with no incisions, so the patient is able to go home the same day.
Dr. Milsom stresses that their goals are to make gastrointestinal therapies not only safer, but also less expensive.
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