Innovations in Surgery: PEG Tube

EP. 653Aug. 24, 202333:55
In the fifth episode of the “Innovation in Surgery” series, Dan Scheese sits down with Dr. Jeffrey Ponsky to discuss his innovation, the PEG tube. Dr. Ponsky shares many stories about his work with endoscopy in the late 1970s and how the idea for the PEG tube originated.

“The Development of PEG: How it was”

“Following the light: A history of the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube”

Dr. Ponsky completed his surgical training at University Hospitals of Cleveland in 1976. In 1979, he became the Director of the Department of Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, where he remained through 1997. In 1997, Dr Ponsky joined The Cleveland Clinic as the Director of Endoscopic Surgery and Executive Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center. In 2005, he assumed the Oliver H. Payne Professorship and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Case Western University School of Medicine. He returned to The Cleveland Clinic as Director of Developmental Endoscopy in 2014. Dr Ponsky has served as president of many organizations including the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). Additionally, Dr. Ponsky has received numerous awards and has published over 300 original articles and book chapters.

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