Endoscopic Ultrasound: Batman Returns
Kamran Ayub, MD, MRCP (UK), FASGE
Southwest Gastroenterology, Division of GI Partners of Illinois
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This presentation will focus on clinical uses and interpretation of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS). The presentation will review cancer staging and tissue acquisition, and the impact of EUS on cancer staging. Also, some limitations of EUS will be addressed. Finally, there will be a discussion on new and future applications of interventional EUS. Case studies using videos and images will be used to elaborate the use of EUS.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
Discuss the clinical utility of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS).
Describe some limitations of EUS.
Discuss new indications of EUS.
Dr. Ayub is considered an expert in advanced endoscopy and specializes in all areas of interventional endoscopy.He has performed more than 70,000 procedures, including complex ERCP’s, endoscopic resections and endoscopic anti reflux procedures. Approximately 15 percent of his ERCP’s are failed procedures by other Endoscopists.
Dr. Ayub’s research interest and focus has been based upon developing new techniques in Interventional Endoscopy and new technologies for the care of patients with digestive disease. He was first to describe Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided superior hypogastric plexus neurolysis, EUS guided ganglion impar neurolysis, EUS guided core biopsy of the liver, EUS guided Botox injection for refractory anal fissures, and use of fully covered removable metal stents for benign strictures of the pylorus, duodenum, and other areas beyond esophagus. He also holds several patents on technology related to advanced interventional endoscopy.
He has a passion for teaching, research and innovation, especially as it relates to advanced endoscopy. He has published numerous articles and abstracts and written two book chapters. He has spoken extensively at national and international meetings, and has directed numerous courses, seminars, webinars, and workshops related to advanced endoscopy.
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