1st Edition

Self-Expanding Stents in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

By Douglas Adler Copyright 2012

    There is a tremendous interest in information on stents in the world of gastrointestinal endoscopy. Many physicians did not train in an era where these stents were available, but are now being called upon to place them. Self-Expanding Stents in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy looks to provide physicians with the necessary and unique all-in-one resource on stents.

    Self-Expanding Stents in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy by Dr. Douglas G. Adler covers the use of self-expanding stents. This book will cover the use of all available devices in all clinical contexts, with step-by-step instructions from experts in the field on how to use them and, just as importantly, what not to do when using these devices. Self-Expanding Stents in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy is illustrated with more than 150 color photographs, as well as many tables and diagrams.

    Benefits and Features:

    • Soup-to-nuts format covers the use of all devices available on the market in all clinical situations
    • All chapters authored by recognized experts in the world of stents who have independently published extensive research in gastrointestinal endoscopy
    • Over 150 color photographs to guide readers from start to finish through all steps of learning about the procedures

    Self-Expanding Stents in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy brings attention to the use of self-expanding stents in benign and malignant diseases, the avoidance and management of complications, and the future of these devices.

    Self-Expanding Stents in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy is the perfect go-to book for all practicing gastroenterologists, fellows, and general and colorectal surgeons.




    About the Editor

    Contributing Authors


    Chapter 1 Esophageal Stents in Benign Disease

    Sanjay R. Hegde, MD and Eric Goldberg, MD

    Chapter 2 Esophageal Stents in Preoperative Esophageal Cancer Patients

    Kathryn R. Byrne, MD; John C. Fang, MD; and

    Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE

    Chapter 3 Esophageal Stents in Patients With Malignant Dysphagia Due to Unresectable Disease

    Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, FACP, FRCP, FASGE

    Chapter 4 Complications of Esophageal Stents and Their Management

    Gulshan Parasher, MD and Jess D. Schwartz, MD, FACS, FCCP

    Chapter 5 Metal Biliary Stents in Benign Pancreaticobiliary Disease

    Michelle A. Anderson, MD, MSc and Richard S. Kwon, MD, MSc

    Chapter 6 Metal Biliary Stents in Patients With Potentially Resectable Pancreaticobiliary Malignancy

    Tyler M. Berzin, MD, MS; Ram Chuttani, MD; and

    Douglas K. Pleskow, MD, AGAF, FASGE

    Chapter 7 Metal Biliary Stents in Patients With Unresectable Pancreaticobiliary Malignancy

    Waqar Qureshi, MD, FRCP, FASGE

    Chapter 8 Metal Biliary Stent Complications and Their Management

    Jessica I. Chan, BS, MS and Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE

    Chapter 9 Gastroduodenal Stents

    Christopher J. DiMaio, MD

    Chapter 10 Gastroduodenal Stents Versus Surgery for Malignant Gastric Outlet Obstruction

    Ali A. Siddiqui, MD

    Chapter 11 Colonic Stents as a Bridge to Surgery in Patients With Colonic Obstruction

    John Y. Nasr, MD and Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc

    Chapter 12 Colonic Stents as Palliative Therapy in Patients With Malignant Large Bowel Obstruction

    Sergey V. Kantsevoy, MD, PhD

    Chapter 13 Complications of Colonic Stenting and Their Management

    Sonia Gosain, MD; Kevin Halsey, MD; and Peter Darwin, MD

    Chapter 14 The Future of Self-Expanding Stents in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

    Jeffrey L. Tokar, MD

    Financial Disclosures



    Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Adler completed both a general gastrointestinal fellowship and a therapeutic endoscopy/endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He then returned to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for a fellowship in endoscopic ultrasound. Dr. Adler is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. Working mostly out of the School of Medicine's Huntsman Cancer Institute, Dr. Adler's clinical, educational, and research efforts focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with gastrointestinal cancers, with an emphasis on therapeutic endoscopy. He is the author of more than 150 scientific publications and book chapters and editor of the previously published book Curbside Consultation in GI Cancer for the Gastroenterologist: 49 Clinical Questions.

     “Both practicing and training endoscopists will find this book to be invaluable for its presentation of the updated clinical literature on gastrointestinal stents. Its concise tables and high quality images make it a ready source of information which should be among those select references easily accessible in the endoscopy suite.”