At the Forefront of Advanced Endoscopy

Dr. Berzin and Dr. Sawhney (Photo taken pre-COVID.)

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