Advances in gastrointestinal endoscopy

Intern Med J. 2012 Feb;42(2):116-26. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2011.02657.x.


Gastrointestinal endoscopy has undergone a remarkable expansion in its capabilities as a result of sophisticated technological advances in recent years. New imaging technologies, novel ablation and resection techniques, cutting-edge endoscope development and creative extraluminal applications have taken gastrointestinal endoscopy to an exciting new level. An update on some of these advances is presented for the physician audience.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal / trends*
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / methods
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / trends*
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / surgery
  • Humans