DOTE Vol 30 / Issue 10 - Editor's Choice Papers

31 Oct 2017 12:51 AM | Anonymous

The Editors recommend:

Whole greater than the parts: integrated esophageal centers (IEC) and advanced training in esophageal diseases

By G. Triadafilopoulos


The management of esophageal diseases is becoming increasingly complex with new diagnostic, endoscopic and surgical techniques for both malignant and benign diseases. To handle this complexity and to  streamline the patient pathway Dr. Triadafilapoulos proposes  the creation of Integrated Esophageal Centers where all the expertise needed to treat esophageal diseases are gathered, including endoscopists, physiologists, surgeons, radiologists and pathologists. These integrated centers should have also educational commitments supporting clinical rotations and advanced esophageal fellowships in esophageal diseases for gastroenterologists and surgeons.

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