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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Gastroenterology - January 2019

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4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 I t's an exciting time to run a GI facility, isn't it? Endoscopists have access to new tools and technologies that increase their ability to identify tough-to-spot polyps in the colon just as more and younger patients are expected to schedule their first (and hope- fully not last) colonoscopies. Innovations in endoscopic instruments continue to blur the line between endoscopy and surgery as more gastroenterologists will be performing endosurgery procedures. Over the next year, keep an eye on the following developments, which are poised to give GI a big boost well into the future. Artificial intelligence Colonoscopy is the gold standard for preventing colon cancer. Incredible strides have been made in identifying precancerous polyps, but colonoscopy is not a perfect screening tool. Enter artificial intelli- 1 GI: A Hot Specialty About to Get Hotter Get ready for new procedures and increasing demand for colonoscopies. On Point Seth Gross, MD, FACG • EASY ACCESS Seth Gross, MD, FACG (right), performs robotic endoscope surgery, which offers stabilization and traction for submucosal dissection in the colon. NYU Langone Health

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