Therapeutic Endoscopy

At Stanford, it is our priority to provide maximally beneficial treatment while minimizing patient discomfort and recovery time. Advances in therapeutic endoscopy, some of which our own doctors have played a major role in developing, have helped us to achieve this goal.

A therapeutic endoscopist is an MD, usually a gastroenterologist, who has advanced specialized training in the practice of endoscopy. Their training extends beyond standard endoscopy training for the gastroenterologist in upper endoscopy and colonoscopy and includes procedures such as endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and double-balloon endoscopy.