Resuming endoscopy in the wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic had a vast impact and necessitated a worldwide response. However, getting things back to normal is likely to come on a country-by-country, state-by-state and in some cases, city-by-city basis.Endoscopy falls squarely into that reality. Non-emergent, endoscopic procedures were among the many “elective” procedures suspended when the pandemic reached full fervor in mid-March and continued well into the next 2 months. That meant the endoscopist’s bread and butter procedures, the screening colonoscopy, had to be put on the shelf until officials had a betterRead More

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