Where the GI platforms stand & more: 8 GI industry key notes

Here are eight updates from gastroenterology companies and practices from the past week: 

The American Gastroenterological Association issued a guideline June 9 on probiotics use in gastroenterology, recommending against the use of such treatments at this time. 

CRH Medical completed a pair of deals to expand its anesthesiology practice portfolio.

Colorectal surgeon Samuel Luka, MD, is using the THD Doppler Hemorrhoid System at Las Vegas-based Durango Outpatient Surgery Center to accelerate patients' recovery. 

The National Institutes of Health granted Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina more than $16.5 million to open two digestive disease research centers. 

Austin (Texas) Gastroenterology opened an endoscopy center in Lakeway-Bee Cave, Texas, June 5. 

Private equity investment skyrocketed in gastroenterology in 2019, and although it's expected COVID-19 will hamper activity temporarily going forward, here's where each platform stands at the midpoint of 2020. 

Private equity-backed Gastro Health had to temporarily close several of its affiliated centers in response to COVID-19. 

Gastroenterologist Rob Brandenburg, DO, joined Gallipolis, Ohio-based Holzer Health System.

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