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Innovation in GI: Dr. Michael Kochman Comments on Advances in GI Technology & Technique

Feb. 9, 2016

This expert commentary provides insight into the new technologies changing clinical practice.

In a recent Becker’s ASC Review roundtable, Michael Kochman, MD, chair of the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology, answers five tough questions on the future of GI care.

When asked what the most exciting technology was to emerge over the past few years, Dr. Kochman explains that endoscopic transoral therapies — including those in the obesity and metabolic and antireflux spaces — are the first wave of new technology that are changing clinical practice. He also expands on the role of advanced imaging technologies and radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's esophagus, and how these advances have impacted the practice of gastroenterology.

In the future, Dr. Kochman explains that the focus will be on value-based changes in the management of high-cost, high-risk and frequently seen pathologies.

For his complete comments, read the full article on Becker’s ASC Review.

Interested in learning more about current and future innovations in technology, technique and practice? Join us March 31 to April 1 in Boston, MA, for the 2016 AGA Tech Summit to discuss the latest in GI innovation.

For those with an interest in innovating, stay in Boston for the How to Innovate in Digestive Health course, taking place on April 2. This meeting will provide an insider's perspective on innovating in the GI space and what's needed to successfully take your idea from concept to reality.

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