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EndoSound® Receives Investment From AGA’s GI Opportunity Fund

Portland, OR – EndoSound®, Inc., an Oregon-based medical device innovator developing technologies that enhance access, reduce cost, and increase the safety of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) procedures, announced that the company received an investment from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), AGA’s new venture capital fund, GI Opportunity Fund 1. “AGA’s commitment to driving innovation expanded through our […]

ASCs, the Benefits of Physician Ownership

Two physicians opened the first ambulatory surgical center (ASC) in 1970 in Phoenix, Arizona to create a workplace where they could call the shots. For the first time, physicians were in control of everything from scheduling to the types of medical equipment purchased. While many ASCs remain independent (100 percent physician-owned) like the very first […]

The Role Payors Play in Where Patients Seek Care

There are many factors to consider when deciding where to seek care for patients needing a routine or advanced endoscopic procedure. Perhaps it’s urgency for diagnostic or therapeutic care, the ability to travel, a desired physician to see, the convenience of available appointment times, or simply going to the first place found on Google. But […]

Adding EUS to your practice.  What are the benefits?

The first experimental endoscopies were performed on sword swallowers – those who had the skills to allow long tubes down their throats without causing harm to their bodies. Today, no such patient skills are required to undergo an endoscopy, thankfully. And with advancements in imaging technology, patients can wake up to view images directly from […]

Exploring EUS Competency and Training Opportunities

It is estimated between 60 and 70 million people in the U.S. are affected by digestive diseases and gastrointestinal endoscopy has played an increasingly major role in management of those disorders. While safer than, and often preferable to, invasive surgery, endoscopic procedures ranging from routine colonoscopy to more advanced procedures like endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and […]

FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation for Innovative EndoSound Vision Ultrasound System

PORTLAND—August 31, 2021—Endosound, Inc., an Oregon-based medical device innovator developing technologies that enhance access, reduce cost, and increase the safety of endoscopic ultrasound procedures, announced today that its EndoSound Vision System received a Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   The EndoSound Vision System is an add-on device that consists […]

EndoSound Appoints First Chief Commercial Officer And Completes Initial Seed Round Financing

 PORTLAND—July 20, 2021— Oregon-based medical device innovator, Endosound, Inc., announced today the addition of Josh Cohn to its executive leadership team as the company’s first Chief Commercial Officer. Additionally, the company announced it successfully raised Initial Seed Round funding as it oversubscribed its intended goal. The new funding will be used to commercialize the EndoSound Vision System. In […]

Reducing Medicare Costs by Migrating Volume from Hospital Outpatient Departments to Ambulatory Surgery Centers

From Advancing Surgical Care (Download PDF) More than 5,800 Medicare-certified ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) provide outpatient services to Medicare beneficiaries. On average, Medicare pays ASCs one-half of hospital outpatient department (HOPD) rates for the same procedures, meaning that every time a procedure for a Medicare beneficiary is performed in an ASC instead of an HOPD, the […]