Interventional endoscopy is a general label given to endoscopic procedures used to deal with a variety of gastrointestinal disorders. The interventional endoscopic procedures of interest in this review are those used specifically with gastric disorders. They include hemostasis, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic mucosal resection, stenting, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement and photodynamic laser therapy. Here, we review the latest data related to (a) a number of general issues having an impact on this diverse group of procedures (eg, such as proper patient selection criteria, consent in the era of open access endoscopy, protocol for anticoagulation, and sedation); (b) the methodology and outcomes of each of these unique procedures as they apply to the stomach; and (c) some of the latest technologic advances and developments that will potentially have an impact the future use of these procedures.
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