Surgical endoscopy: essential skills in gastrointestinal surgery

Ryan M. Juza, Jeffrey M. Marks


The impact of flexible endoscopy in the management of gastrointestinal disease has grown from a merely diagnostic role to one of great therapeutic potential, supplanting many of the previously utilized surgical procedures. Surgeons have had an integral role in the development and advancement of these many techniques, and it has become imperative that surgeons take an active role in training and utilizing these tools.