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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
From OutpatientSurgery OSD Staff – February 10th, 2021 It’s no secret that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has challenged American health systems in ways that they are not used to being challenged. Many have had to adjust rapidly to best meet the needs of their patient population, while doing what they can to stay afloat financially. Among […]
One year ago, many ASCs were closed or at limited case volume to divert resources to hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.A year later, the pandemic has had some silver lining in driving more cases outpatient, but there are several challenges ahead. ASC owners and operators will have to navigate their organizations through a new healthcare ecosystem […]
Artificial intelligence has a growing presence in gastroenterology. From colonoscopy procedures to imaging techniques, here is a link to six AI updates in GI so far in 2021: Original article From Becker’s ASC AI in GI: 6 updates in 2021 Patsy Newitt – Monday, April 19th, 2021 Artificial intelligence has a growing presence in gastroenterology. From […]