Therapeutic Laser Endoscopy in Gastrointestinal Disease

  • David Fleischer
  • Dennis Jensen
  • Peter Bright-Asare

Part of the Developments in Gastroenterology book series (DIGA, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. C. E. Enderby
    Pages 1-8
  3. L. Cummins
    Pages 9-28
  4. David Fleischer, Stephen Bown, Dean Jensen, Arthur Klass, Gustavo Machicado, Paul Rutgeerts et al.
    Pages 103-108
  5. Stephen Bown, Larimore Cummins, Richard Dwyer, Dennis Jensen, James Johnston, Gustavo Machicado et al.
    Pages 109-115
  6. J. Bowers
    Pages 139-150
  7. G. Machicado, D. Jensen
    Pages 161-166
  8. J. M. Brunetaud, L. Mosquet, J. Bourez, A. M. Wierez
    Pages 167-172
  9. J. Johnston
    Pages 173-185
  10. David Fleischer, John Bowers, Steven Bown, Peter Bright-Asare, Larimore Cummins, Richard Dwyer et al.
    Pages 197-212
  11. Dennis Jensen, Stephen Bown, John Bowers, Denis Cortese, Larimore Cummins, Charles Enderby et al.
    Pages 213-225

About this book


The endoscopic use of lasers in the treatment of gastrointestinal d~seases began within the last decade and has evolved rapidly. Work is now being done at more than 150 centers in Europe, the United States, Japan and the rest of the world. To date no publi­ cation has defined the state of the art. This text attempts to fill that void. To disseminate information about therapeutic laser endoscopy, an increasing number of short courses have been sponsored in the United States wherein the attendee hears didactic lectures, views video tapes, and in addition, has the opportunity to have a "hands-on" experience with endoscopic laser therapy in the animal labs. This book is an expansion of the material presented in one such course sponsored by The Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, in October, 1982. The course was organized by Peter Bright-Asare, M. D. , Chairman of Gastroenterology at the time of the course and chaired by Dr. Bright-Asare and myself. Some of the lectures from the course have been broadened and formalized. Other chapters were invited and added. Also included are group discussions about issues that are either controversial or undefined. Attempts were made to secure consensus opinion from experienced investigators in areas where no hard scientific experimental or clinical data exists. The contributors have a wide range of interest and expertise. Dr.


endoscopy gastroenterology surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • David Fleischer
    • 1
  • Dennis Jensen
    • 2
  • Peter Bright-Asare
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyCleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Division of Gastroenterology Wadsworth Veterans Administration Medical CenterUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical SchoolLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6725-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6723-6
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