Interventional GI Program Description

Information about our program

The University of Virginia (UVA) Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship program offers qualified applicants exposure to a wide array of interventional endoscopy techniques and outstanding clinical endoscopic and GI training. We routinely perform over 1,000 ERCP and 800 EUS procedures each year. We perform therapeutic ERCP, which includes choledochoscopy, laser lithotripsy, PDT, RFA, and enteroscopy-assisted ERCP. In addition to diagnostic EUS and EUS/FNA, we perform interventional EUS, which includes celiac plexus block/neurolysis, cystgastrostomy, cystduodenostomy, pancreatic necrosectomy, and EUS-guided ERCP. As a NPF Pancreatitis Center, we offer exposure to pancreatic function testing and ESWL. Lastly, we also have special interest and expertise in advanced optical imaging (NBI, chromoendoscopy, and confocal endomicroscopy), esophageal RFA and cryotherapy, conventional and underwater EMR, ESD, and POEM procedures.

Our Section of Interventional Endoscopy, which includes Drs. Vanessa Shami, Andrew Wang, Bryan Sauer, Daniel Strand, Ross Buerlein, and Alexander Podboy, is nationally and internationally recognized for its clinical expertise and interest in endoscopic education.  Our program has a tradition of training outstanding advanced endoscopy fellows who have gone on to become leaders in clinical practice and in academic medicine.