- Written by experts in POEM
- Provides an interactive text with extensive endoscopic images and illustrations
- The first single source to provide information on technique and outcomes for a diversity of proceduralists
This text is designed to present a comprehensive and state-of the-art approach to the current and future status of POEM. Sections address preliminary issues faced by surgeons and gastroenterologists who are interested in implementing this procedure into their treatmentarmamentarium. These areas include the evolution of the technique, training and credentialing, as well as tools and platforms commonly used for POEM. Subsequent chapters focus on specific disease processes, and future applications of the technique.
Written by experts in POEM, Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) addresses patient selection, pre-operative considerations, technique, and avoiding complications. A brief editorial review of the existing literature addressing the particular topic follows in each section. The textconcludes with chapters on emerging and future applications. Extensive endoscopic images and illustrations make this an interactive text for General Surgeons, Surgical Endoscopists, Gastroenterologists, and associated sub-specialists.
Kevin M. Reavis MD earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. He completed his residency in general surgery at Oregon Health & Science University and completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at The Ohio State University before joining the faculty as an assistantprofessor of surgery at the University of California, Irvine and the Long Beach VA Healthcare System (2007-2011). He now resides in Portland OR as an esophageal, foregut and bariatric surgeon with the Oregon Clinic, in the division of GI and minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Reavis is an active leader in numerous national and regional medical societies. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, president-elect of the Oregon Medical Association and lab director for The Foundation for Surgical Innovation and Education. His research interestsinclude diseases of the foregut, surgical instrument innovation, endolumenal therapies and surgical education. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, many book chapters and has served as editor for several text books. He also serves on the editorial board and is a reviewerfor numerous surgical journals