Welcome to our new series

EndoTalks are discussions hosted by the scientific directors of Endoscopy on Air and the leaders of Women in Endoscopy with selected renowned endoscopists around the world, recognized for their work in specific fields of GI endoscopy.

EndoTalks offer a condensed view of endoscopic topics that concern physicians in their daily practice. During the episodes below, scientific evidence and good practices are shared, stimulating further discussion between the participants. We touch upon basic and innovative endoscopy matters, making it a source of continuous education for all physicians in GI endoscopy, irrespective of their experience or background.

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Season 1 Episode 1
Gender Issues in GI Endoscopy

Gender issues in GI-endoscopy are discussed. Recent studies show that more women than men experience gender bias during endoscopy training, whereas 75% of women gastroenterologists report that men are treated more favorably by endoscopy staff, contrary…

Season 1 Episode 2
Endoscopic Intermuscular Dissection

The new endoscopic approach of Endoscopic intermuscular dissection (or EID) for the treatment of deep submucosal invasive carcinoma in the rectum is discussed. EID is based on the resection of lesions in the space between the circular and longitudinal part…

Season 1 Episode 3
ADR Improvements and What to Do

The PENTAX Medical DISCOVERY™, a new computer-aided detection system (CADe) of colorectal polyps, and its results in a recent pilot study are discussed. The system is utilized during the advancement or withdrawal of the colonoscope. The system’s performance…

Season 1 Episode 4
Disruptive Innovations

The concept of disruptive innovation in Gl-Endoscopy is discussed. Clayton Christensen introduced it to describe an innovation that transforms the field through simplicity, convenience, accessibility, and affordability (it is not a breakthrough technology that improves…

Season 1 Episode 5
ERCP in Pregnancy

Upper GI-Endoscopy in pregnancy is discussed. Valid indications for EGD in healthy pregnant women are generally rare. Pregnancy predisposes for choledocholithiasis, so ERCP might be necessary (indications include cholangitis or biliary pancreatitis)…

Season 1 Episode 6
Colonoscopy Quality

Colonoscopy quality is discussed. A 3-party approach (patient, endoscopy team, endoscope) to guarantee quality is proposed. Patients can be involved in colon cleansing (split preparation, especially with the help of mobile phone apps, use of high-osmolarity/low-volume preparations). The Endoscopist should…