BIDMC has a leadership role in local, national, and international research trials investigating new endoscopic technologies.


Current areas of active investigation of advanced endoscopy include:

  • Video laser endomicroscopy for evaluation of Barrett’s esophagus
  • Cryoablation techniques for eradication of Barrett’s esophagus
  • Use of lumen-apposing metal stents for pancreatic drainage and necrosectomy
  • Artificial intelligence/deep learning approaches for detection of pre-cancerous colon polyps
  • Novel treatments for GERD
  • Fine needle biopsy techniques for pancreatic cancer and cysts to grow 'organoids' for discovery and validation of new chemotherapetic approaches