Today's Top 20 Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Stories
  • Good news, bad news for the GI industry

    From a decrease in burnout to the impact of the anesthesiologist shortage on the field, here are three pieces of good news and three pieces of bad news affecting the gastroenterology industry:
  • Dr. Matthew Ryan 1st to perform 100+ EvoEndo endoscopies

    Pediatric gastroenterologist Matthew Ryan, MD, has become the first physician to complete more than 100 transnasal endoscopies of the upper GI tract using EvoEndo's single-use endoscopy system. 
  • US Digestive opens new Pennsylvania office

    Exton. Pa.-based U.S. Digestive Health has opened a new, 4,800-square-foot facility in Colmar, Pa.
  • Digital engagement platform significantly reduces GI no-shows, cancellations

    Zappix, a digital patient engagement solutions company, has reported a significant reduction in no-shows and late cancellations from gastroenterology and endoscopy patients using its platform. 
  • ASC leaders turn to gastroenterology for growth

    Healthcare leaders are turning to gastroenterology to unlock growth opportunities.
  • UC Davis performs world's 1st case with new biopsy device

    The endoscopy team at UC Davis Health in Sacramento have completed the world's first endoscopic, ultrasound-guided core biopsy of a pancreatic tumor with a new device.
  • The leaders at the helm of the 3 biggest GI groups

    Here are the leaders at the helm of the three biggest GI groups based on the number of physicians:
  • The rise of GI pay: A 10-year timeline

    Gastroenterology was among the five highest-paid specialties in 2023, but its position in the rankings has shuffled in the last decade.
  • GI private equity activity cut in half in 2023

    The number of healthcare-focused private equity deals decreased by 16.2% in 2023, with GI-focused deals seeing an even steeper decline, according to Pitchbook's "Healthcare Services Report" published Feb. 8.
  • Rome Health adds gastroenterology services

    Rome (N.Y.) Health will offer gastroenterology services with the addition of specialist Aamer Mirza, MD, and nurse practitioner Melissa Kobito, according to a Feb. 8 report from the Rome Sentinel. 
  • The importance of Medicare for screening colonoscopies

    While gastroenterologists continue to face physician fee cuts from Medicare, many are holding the line and refusing to drop patients with Medicare, citing an obligation to treat all patients equally. 
  • News anchor documents 1st colonoscopy

    Journalist DeMarco Morgan, anchor at ABC News and co-anchor of "GMA3," documented his first colonoscopy experience, People reported Feb. 5.
  • Why GIs aren't dropping Medicare patients

    Despite ongoing physician fee cuts from Medicare, some gastroenterologists are making the tough decision not to drop patients over declining reimbursements. 
  • Nebraska's colonoscopy coverage bill advances

    Nebraska state Sen. Carol Blood's proposed bill regarding the expansion of colonoscopy coverage has passed the first of three rounds of voting, NBC affiliate WOWT reported Feb. 6.
  • Colonoscopy cost in 50 cities

    Here is the average cost of a colonoscopy by state in outpatient hospital settings in the 50 most populous cities in the U.S., based on data from insurance company Sidecar Health's Care Calculator and population data from the Census Bureau published by Ballotpedia:
  • GI Alliance breaks ground on Missouri ASC

    Management organization GI Alliance has broken ground on an ASC in Kansas City, Mo., in conjunction with real estate company MedCore Partners and Cig Partners Two. 
  • Meet the leaders behind 3 top GI societies

    Across the country, gastroenterological associations and organizations connect physicians with professional development, education and resources, as well as networking opportunities.
  • Private equity has its eyes on gastroenterology. Here's why.

    Private equity has staked its claim in gastroenterology.
  • Gastro Health partners with Gastroenterology and Nutrition Specialists

    Gastro Health has finalized a partnership with Gastroenterology and Nutrition Specialists in Orlando, Fla.
  • 3 gastroenterology leadership moves

    Here are three gastroenterology-related leadership moves that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 8:

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