Non-Standard Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship
Geisinger's one-year Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship is for physicians who plan a career in gastroenterology with a focus on investigative and consultative therapeutic endoscopy.
We’re looking for the best gastroenterologists. To join us, you must be certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine or an equivalent body and have completed a three-year training program in gastroenterology. We’re also looking for evidence of superior performance in GI subspecialty training, based on your academic record and recommendations — specifically regarding your endoscopic skills.
As our fellow, you’ll receive advanced training in:
- Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), including therapeutic EUS procedures such as placement of AXIOS stent for WON, gallbladder drainage and gastro-enterostomy, EUS-guided fiducial placement, EUS-guided hemostasis and EUS-guided liver biopsy
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), ampullectomy, SpyGlass cholangioscopy, intraductal ablation and a significant volume of pancreatic endotherapy
- EUS-guided ERCP in altered anatomy
- Barrett’s esophagus diagnosis and therapy, including endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), RFA and cryoablation (both spray and balloon cryotherapy)
- Complex colon and duodenal polypectomy, and the use of assistive devices
- Luminal stenting of the esophagus, colon and duodenum
- Management of difficult strictures of the GI tract, including incisional therapy
- Device-assisted enteroscopy with single balloon, NaviAid, and Spirus technologies
- Exposure to other advanced techniques, including endoscopic treatment of Zenker’s diverticulum, endoscopic management of GERD (Stretta and TIF), hemorrhoidal therapy, Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) and Overstitch endosuturing.
Most of your training in advanced endoscopic procedures will take place at Geisinger’s main hospital in Danville. But you’ll also gain experience at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre. You’ll also spend about 20% of your time supervising core GI fellows who are performing inpatient GI procedures, staffing the inpatient consultation service and managing complex biliary and pancreatic cases. In these cases, you’ll serve as an attending.
Your duty hours won’t exceed 80 per week.