The Becker’s ASC Review article highlights the top five gastroenterology stories of 2023, capturing significant events and developments in the field. These stories include:
- Ascension GI’s Death: Dr. Shawn Ingles, a physician at Ascension Medical Group Valley Gastroenterology in Saginaw Township, Michigan, tragically died in a traffic accident in November. This event brought attention to the personal lives and challenges faced by healthcare professionals.
- Anesthesia Restrictions for GI Procedures: Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts announced that starting January 1, it would no longer cover the use of monitored anesthesia for certain gastrointestinal patients undergoing endoscopic, bronchoscopic, or interventional pain procedures. This policy change raised concerns about the impact on patient care and procedural comfort.
- Gastroenterologists in the Headlines: The article mentions four gastroenterologists who made significant contributions or were involved in noteworthy events in 2023, though specific details are not provided in the summary.
- Celebrities with Crohn’s Disease: The article lists 23 major celebrities who suffer from Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. This coverage helps raise awareness about the condition and its impact on individuals.
- The World’s Best in GI: Newsweek named the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as the best hospital in the world for gastroenterology. Additionally, nine other facilities worldwide earned a spot on this prestigious list, highlighting excellence in gastrointestinal care and research.
These stories reflect the diverse range of topics and issues that have shaped the field of gastroenterology in 2023, from personal tragedies and policy changes to recognitions of excellence in medical care and research.