Interventional Endoscopy

The Interventional Endoscopy section at the Washington University School of Medicine provides comprehensive diagnostic, therapeutic and palliative endoscopic interventions in the management of benign and malignant diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract, biliary tree and pancreas.

The integration of endoscopic expertise and extensive clinical experience with state-of-art technology is central to our mission of exceptional patient care.

Our tema performs over 1400 ERCPs and 1300 EUS examinations each year. This is in addition to all the other advanced procedures performed by the group. The interventional endoscopy team works closely with the heptobiliary surgeons, transplant surgeons, minimally invasive surgery group, bariatric surgeons, interventional radiologists and the Siteman Cancer Center.

We are engaged in research pertaining to emerging technologies including endoscopic treatment of GERD and obesity, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS) and outcomes research.

The advanced endoscopy fellowship program educates future academic leaders within the field of interventional endoscopy and is an integral part of the mission of the Interventional Endoscopy section.

Procedures performed

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Endoscopic Ultrasonography
  • Luminal Stenting
  • Celiac Plexus Neurolysis
  • Pseudocyst Drainage
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Therapies for Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Feeding Gastrostomy or Jejunostomy
  • Small Bowel Imaging
  • Upper Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy

 

Facilities

Most of the interventional endoscopy procedures are performed in the Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM) at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Critically ill inpatients are treated on the South Campus of Barnes Jewish Hospital. Elective endoscopy procedures are also performed at the Barnes Jewish West County Hospital.

The ERCP and EUS suites in the CAM building feature state of art equipment with audio and video conferencing capabilities. An adjacent conference room with live video and fluoroscopic feeds from the suites facilitates mini-endoscopy courses for small groups of visitors.

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