New gastroenterology therapies and procedures come to light every year, but their receptions vary.
Abhishek Gulati, MD, chief of gastroenterology at Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., connected with Becker’s to discuss the future of minimally invasive gastroenterology procedures.
Note: This response has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
Question: How do you think minimally invasive gastroenterology procedures will progress in the future?Dr. Abhishek Gulati: If you look back at the history of endoscopy as to how the colonoscopy became such a big procedure with millions of them being performed every year, [you see] they became [big] over time. Initially, when procedures were quote-unquote “novel,” there were challenges in terms of getting insurance coverage as well as challenges in terms of [figuring out] where these procedures are done and the perceived risks that come along with these novel therapies.