The program in Interventional Endoscopy at the University of Colorado is committed to excellence in clinical service, education and research. Our clinical service, including seven interventional gastroenterologists and two mid-level providers, cares for patients from a national referral base consisting of cancer specialists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, and primary care providers throughout the western United States.
We provide expert consultation in the management of benign and malignant
pancreatic disorders, gallbladder and bile duct diseases, cancers of the digestive organs, acid reflux (GERD), Barrett’s esophagus, achalasia, non-surgical weight loss, and complex polyps using a multi-disciplinary approach.
Approximately 1,500 ERCP and 1,000 EUS procedures are performed at our teaching facilities annually. In addition, we host multiple educational training courses throughout the year offering practicing specialists opportunities to attend continuing medical education programs taught by an international panel of experts in endoscopy.
The program is actively involved in clinical research in pancreatic and biliary diseases, cancer detection and treatment, Barrett’s esophagus, endoscopic treatment of achalasia and GERD, and other novel endoscopic techniques. We also have a state-of-the-art experimental laboratory for conducting pre-clinical testing in developmental endoscopy and minimally invasive endoscopic surgery.
Advanced procedures are performed by expert endoscopists in patient centered facilities equipped with the most advanced medical technology.
As part of our commitment to medical education, our program offers a sought-after, 4th-year fellowship in Interventional Endoscopy. One position is offered per year to a qualified candidate who has completed an accredited three-year Gastroenterology fellowship. Trainees receive intensive training in interventional endoscopy techniques, participate in consultations and management of patients with gastrointestinal and pancreaticobiliary disorders, and conduct clinical and pre-clinical research projects.
1. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for management of pancreatic and biliary disorders including the following:
2. Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS), including the following applications
3. Third Space Endoscopy (Submucosal Endoscopy)
4. Endoscopic therapies for Barrett’s esophagus, colon and stomach polyps, and early GI cancers:
5. Endoscopic treatment of heartburn and Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
6. Endoscopic suturing
7. Esophageal, duodenal and colonic stent placement
8. Deep small bowel endoscopy
9. Bariatric endoscopy (non-surgical therapies for weight loss)