Earn up to 15
AMA PRA Category 1 credits™
EGD is the diagnostic procedure of choice in many cases of upper GI disease. Patients
who have symptoms limited to the esophagus and larynx may be adequately
evaluated with TNE. With the advent of smaller (ultrathin) fiber-optic endoscopes, office-based EGD and TNE can now be
readily performed. The later procedure does not require monitoring devices or
sedation. If these procedures are performed in the office, reimbursement is
usually higher. Primary care physicians nationwide are acquiring skills to
perform these procedures and research has documented excellent quality of care.
Your patients will benefit from rapid, accurate, cost-effective diagnosis.
You will appreciate the practical pointers of getting started in the office or GI
lab. Proper patient selection, sedation needs, and necessary equipment will be
reviewed. Videotapes will reinforce lecture materials. Teaching models will
provide “hands-on” experience in using the gastroscope. TNE training includes performing the
procedure on volunteers.
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