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Innovation in GI: What’s the next big thing?

Experts discuss whether artificial intelligence or single-use endoscopes could be the wave of the future.
Endoscopy at the hospital. Doctor holding endoscope before gastroscopy. Medical examination
Endoscopy at the hospital. Doctor holding endoscope before gastroscopy. Medical examination

This article was originally posted in GI & Hepatology News.

Dear colleagues,

Innovation is the livelihood of our field, driving major advances in endoscopy and attracting many of us to gastroenterology. From the development of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography to the wide-spread adoption of third space endoscopy, we continue to push the boundaries of our practice. But what is the next big disruption in GI, and how will it impact us?

In this issue of Perspectives, two experts present their thoughts on current hot topics in GI. Dr. Jeremy Glissen Brown discusses the application of artificial intelligence in GI, highlighting its promise but also raising important questions. Dr. Raman Muthusamy elaborates on single-use endoscopes – are they the wave of the future in preventing infection and meeting patient preference? Or will their long-term cost and environmental impact limit their use? I welcome your own thoughts on disruptive innovation in Gastroenterology – share with us on Twitter @AGA_GIHN and by email at ginews@gastro.org.

Gyanprakash A. Ketwaroo, MD, MSc

Gyanprakash A. Ketwaroo, MD, MSc

Dr. Ketwaroo is an associate professor of medicine at Yale University, chief of endoscopy at West Haven VA Medical Center and is an associate editor for GI & Hepatology News.

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