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May 5, 2022

A comprehensive review and analysis of adverse event reports involving flexible endoscopes filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows a marked increase for six types of scopes from 2014 through 2021. The analysis was undertaken by Dr. Larry Muscarella, president of LFM Healthcare Solutions and an independent...


Apr 7, 2022

A storm dumped three to five inches of rain in the Detroit metro area one day in June 2021, and a major flood forced a Michigan urology clinic to close.

Urologists with Henry Ford Health System were forced to quickly pivot and take all their patients coming in for clinic appointments and procedures and push them to a...


Mar 3, 2022

A micro-cost analysis published in Urology broke down per-procedural costs for cystoscopy and explored how single-use cystoscopes might provide a cost-effective option for providers.

One of the authors of that study, Dr. Yair Lotan, is our guest on the newest episode of Endoscopy Insights and he walks us through his...


Feb 3, 2022

Improving workflows to better meet your patients where they are — whether they find themselves in an ICU bed or at a satellite clinic — is something all patients and providers can be happy about. As we learn from two clinicians in this episode, when they have equipment that is portable, easily deployed, and does not...


Jan 6, 2022

Dr. Marybeth Spanarkel loved the “immediate gratification” in performing a colonoscopy or upper GI endoscopy and getting an immediate answer to a medical question.

Unfortunately, she had to step away from the field after 28 years in private practice in Durham, North Carolina, after a career-ending neck injury that...