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The Center for Advanced Endoscopy's Timeline of Accomplishments
The Center for Advanced Endoscopy at BIDMC is a leader in performing advanced endoscopy procedures and researching new endoscopic technologies. See below for a timeline of the Center's accomplishments.
1990: First Radial Endoscopic Ultrasound in New England
1994: First Linear Endoscopic in New England
2003: First Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett’s Esophagus in New England
2004: First Endoscopic ‘Plicator’ Placement for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in the United States
2013: First Video Laser Endomicroscopy (VLE) For Barrett’s Esophagus in New England
2015: First SpyGlass Digital Cholangioscopy in the World
2016: First GI Team to Perform Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) Procedure in Boston
2017: First Biliary VLE With Low Profile in the World
2018: First Gastric POEM Procedure in Boston
2021: First US Randomized Control Trial for AI Enabled Colonoscopy