Advanced Procedures

Learn the fundamentals of higher-level gastroenterological procedures during a rotation designed for second- and third-year fellows.

Our advanced procedures rotation will give you experience with techniques and tests that are too complex for you to perform during your first year in our program. 

Our attending physician will guide you through procedures used to diagnose and treat digestive disorders. You'll learn about procedures including:

  • ambulatory esophageal pH studies
  • anorectal manometry
  • capsule endoscopy
  • diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • esophageal impedance studies
  • esophageal motility studies
  • hydrogen breath tests
  • radiofrequency ablation of esophageal lesions

Additional Responsibilities

You’ll discuss each of your patients with our attending physician. Prior to performing each procedure, you will gain experience evaluating patients undergoing these advanced studies. We expect you to:

  • assess patient history
  • perform physical examinations
  • review x-rays and laboratory studies

You will also gain experience preparing reports, following patients after procedures and reviewing pathological or radiological material.

You can expect to attend your continuity clinic during this rotation.

We also expect you to bring at least one case to present at our pathophysiology and pathology conferences

Extra Clinical Experience

As a fellow on the clinical track of our program, you will deepen your knowledge about advanced procedures when you engage in extra modules of this rotation.

Years Taken

Patient Population

You will have the opportunity to see patients with conditions including:

  • biliary and pancreatic diseases
  • gastroesophogeal reflux disease
  • esophogeal motor disorders

Clinical Sites