In the last 25 years we have seen the disappearance of exploratory laparotomies because of better non-invasive imaging and at the same time many open surgical abdominal procedures have been replaced by laparoscopic equivalents. Gastrointestinal endoscopy has also dramatically changed from a purely diagnostic procedure into a therapeutic technique, replacing surgical procedures. Tessa Verlaan provides an illustration of a range of experiments of advanced minimally invasive therapies that may further bridge the gap between gastrointestinal endoscopy and surgery and again minimize the harm inflicted on patients.
T. Verlaan, Bridging the Gap Between Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Surgery.
Prof. P. Fockens
Prof. W.A. Bemelman
Dr. J.E. van Hooft
Dr M.I. van Berge Henegouwen
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