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No one in the medical field is free from the impact of COVID-19, including gastroenterologists. But the pandemic has only accelerated trends that started years ago. In this podcast, Praveen Suthrum interviews leaders in the gastroenterology space. Each episode will take you through different perspectives and help you ask the right questions. Praveen is the President of NextServices and author of Private Equity in Gastroenterology and Scope Forward (both Amazon #1 new releases).

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No one in the medical field is free from the impact of COVID-19, including gastroenterologists. But the pandemic has only accelerated trends that started years ago. In this podcast, Praveen Suthrum interviews leaders in the gastroenterology space. Each episode will take you through different perspectives and help you ask the right questions. Praveen is the President of NextServices and author of Private Equity in Gastroenterology and Scope Forward (both Amazon #1 new releases).

    Oshi Health: Hybrid GI care is here to stay

    Oshi Health: Hybrid GI care is here to stay

    Dive deep with Sam Holliday, CEO of Oshi Health, and Dr. Treta Purohit, Medical Director at Oshi Health, as they share groundbreaking insights into the virtual GI care model and its transformative impact on gastroenterology. This conversation is a goldmine for anyone passionate about the future of digital health and innovative patient care solutions.

    Highlights:▶ Addressing the Gastroenterologist Shortage: Sam Holliday and Dr. Treta Purohit discuss the critical shortage of gastroenterologists and how Oshi Health is addressing this gap. By 2025, the U.S. is expected to be short of 1,500 gastroenterologists, making the need for innovative solutions more urgent than ever.▶ Pioneering Multidisciplinary Virtual Care: Oshi Health's care model integrates dietary, cognitive, and medical interventions to provide comprehensive GI care. This approach has shown impressive results, including 98% patient satisfaction and significant cost savings.▶ Enhancing Local GI Practices: The partnership between Oshi Health and local gastroenterologists is highlighted, demonstrating how virtual care can support and enhance traditional practices. This collaboration ensures patients receive the best possible care, whether virtual or in-person.

    Sam Holliday emphasizes the importance of collaboration in improving patient care: "The seamless exchange between local gastroenterologists and Oshi Health not only strengthens partnerships but also expands the reach and scope of GI practices, ensuring every patient receives the care they need."



    #digitalhealth #gastroenterology #thescopeforwardshow #nextservices #gi #future

    • 40 min
    Dr. Aja McCutchen: A new startup in women's gut health

    Dr. Aja McCutchen: A new startup in women's gut health

    Praveen Suthrum interviews Dr. Aja McCutchen, Co-Founder, OLVI Health

    Dive deep with Dr. Aja McCutchen, as she unveils her groundbreaking venture into women's gut health. This conversation is essential for anyone interested in the nexus of gastroenterology, women's health, and innovation.

    Highlights:▶ Addressing the Gap in Women's Gut Health: Dr. McCutchen discusses the severe lack of data and tailored healthcare solutions for women facing gastrointestinal issues, emphasizing the need for specialized care. She outlines how her 40,000 women patient years of experience led to the formation of OLVI Health, a startup focused on addressing these unmet needs.▶ The Foundation and Mission of OLVI Health: The co-founders' journey began at a regional conference, sparking a shared vision to tackle the unique challenges women face in gastroenterology. Dr. McCutchen, alongside Dr. Asma Khapra and Dr. Latha Alaparthi, aims to transform care through innovative, data-driven solutions, starting with their AI-driven technology platform.▶ The Role of Technology and Future Vision: Highlighting the innovative use of AI and data analytics, Dr. McCutchen describes how OLVI Health plans to integrate digital health tools to better understand and treat women's GI conditions. She expresses an optimistic future where OLVI not only improves women's health but also serves as a model for how technology can bridge gaps in healthcare.

    Dr. Aja McCutchen's call to action is clear: "Jump in the pool and start working on it." Her proactive approach in launching OLVI Health illustrates her commitment to not just understanding women's health challenges but actively solving them with cutting-edge technology and a deep understanding of her patients' needs.

    #digitalhealth #gastroenterology #thescopeforwardshow #nextservices #gi #future #ai #womenshealth #guthealth

    • 21 min
    Andrea Cherubini: Launching AI apps on GI Genius

    Andrea Cherubini: Launching AI apps on GI Genius

    Praveen Suthrum interviews Andrea Cherubini, SVP Science, AI and Data, Cosmo IMD

    Dive into the fascinating world of AI in healthcare with Andrea Cherubini. This episode is a must-listen for anyone captivated by the role of AI in healthcare and particularly within gastroenterology. Cherubini's insights offer a unique window into the future of medicine, where AI not only supports but enhances medical expertise.

    Highlights:
    ▶ The Genesis of GI Genius: Andrea Cherubini shares the inception story of Cosmo IMD's collaboration with Medtronic in developing GI Genius, emphasizing the 'perfect storm' of opportunities that led to this revolutionary AI tool in gastroenterology. This narrative underscores the synergy of medical imaging expertise, AI, and pharmaceutical studies in pioneering medical diagnostics.

    ▶ Human-AI Hybrid Teams in Healthcare: A key takeaway from the conversation is the concept of human-AI hybrid teams. Cherubini articulates how these collaborations enhance the accuracy and effectiveness of medical diagnoses, surpassing the capabilities of human or AI working in isolation. This insight is critical for understanding the future trajectory of AI in healthcare.

    ▶ Navigating the AI Landscape in Gastroenterology: The interview sheds light on the broader implications of AI in gastroenterology, from real-time AI applications in endoscopy rooms to broader healthcare quality improvements. Cherubini elaborates on the challenges and potential of AI, advocating for responsible and innovative integration of these technologies in healthcare settings.

    Andrea Cherubini's message resonates with a sense of urgency and vision: the healthcare industry is on the brink of a transformative era with AI. His emphasis on the importance of embracing AI as a tool to augment human skill in medical practice is a clarion call to healthcare professionals worldwide. This conversation is not just an exploration of AI's current state in healthcare but a glimpse into a future where AI and human expertise collectively redefine medical excellence.
    #digitalhealth #gastroenterology #thescopeforwardshow #nextservices #gi #future #ai

    • 30 min
    Torrey Smith: Building drone bots for the gut

    Torrey Smith: Building drone bots for the gut

    Praveen Suthrum interviews Torrey Smith, Co-Founder & CEO, endiatx

    Dive deep with Torrey Smith, as he shares his groundbreaking journey in the world of medical technology. A fascinating look into the innovative use of drone technology within the field of gastroenterology.

    Highlights:

    ▶ From Aerospace to medtech: Torrey Smith shares his journey from aerospace engineering to pioneering medical device technology. Inspired by his personal experiences and science fiction, Smith's transition into medtech was driven by a desire to push the boundaries of what's possible in healthcare.

    ▶ The Creation of Pillbot™: The story behind the development of Pillbot™ is as intriguing as a sci-fi movie. Smith discusses how this advanced prototype, resembling a tiny quadcopter, is designed to navigate the human stomach. This innovation represents a significant leap in GI tract examination and treatment.

    ▶ The Future of GI Robotics: Smith envisions the human stomach as the perfect starting point for deploying tiny robots in the human body. He explains how the stomach's unique environment makes it an ideal playground for these swimming drones, potentially revolutionizing diagnostics and treatment in gastroenterology.

    Torrey Smith's innovative approach in blending deep tech with medtech, particularly in the GI field, marks a significant step forward in the evolution of healthcare technology. His work with endiatx and the development of Pillbot™ could pave the way for new, minimally invasive methods for diagnosing and treating GI conditions.

    • 37 min
    Dr. Steinberg: If you could put an ultrasound probe on a finger, why couldn't you put it on a scope?

    Dr. Steinberg: If you could put an ultrasound probe on a finger, why couldn't you put it on a scope?

    Praveen Suthrum interviews Dr. Stephen Steinberg, Founder and Chief Medical Officer at EndoSound

    Dive deep with Dr. Stephen Steinberg, as he shares his groundbreaking journey in revolutionizing Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) technology. This episode is a treasure trove for anyone interested in the intersection of gastroenterology, medical technology, and innovation.

    Highlights:

    ▶ The Genesis of a Revolutionary Idea: Dr. Stephen Steinberg recounts the inception of his innovative concept, inspired by technology initially intended for battlefield triage. He explains how the idea of integrating an ultrasound probe on a finger led to the transformative thought of attaching it to an endoscope, paving the way for advancements in gastroenterology.
    ▶ The Journey of EndoSound: Dr. Steinberg delves into the story of EndoSound, highlighting its mission to make EUS accessible and affordable. He discusses the development of the Endosound Vision System (EVS), a novel technology that transforms existing flexible video gastroscopes into ultrasound endoscopes, thereby democratizing this crucial diagnostic tool.
    ▶ Impact and Future of Endoscopic Technology: With a career spanning over four decades, Dr. Steinberg shares his insights on the evolution of endoscopic techniques and their impact on patient care. He emphasizes the role of EndoSound in creating better healthcare outcomes by making advanced diagnostics available to a broader range of providers and patients.

    Join this enlightening conversation with Dr. Stephen Steinberg, as we explore his innovative contributions to gastroenterology and the future of medical devices in enhancing patient care.



    #digitalhealth #gastroenterology #thescopeforwardshow #nextservices #gi #future #ai

    • 40 min
    Dr. Sanket Chauhan: "Don't forget that (an endoscopy) robot is part of the team as well"

    Dr. Sanket Chauhan: "Don't forget that (an endoscopy) robot is part of the team as well"

    Praveen Suthrum interviews Dr. Sanket Chauhan, Founder & CEO at Surgical Automations

    Dive deep with Dr. Sanket Chauhan, as he shares his insights on the integration of robotics in healthcare, particularly in gastroenterology (GI). This interview is a fascinating exploration for anyone interested in the intersection of robotics, AI, and healthcare.

    Highlights:
    ▶ Robotics in Gastroenterology: Dr. Sanket Chauhan discusses the precision and efficiency of robotic movements in medical procedures, emphasizing the mathematical precision and consistency that robots bring to the team. He advocates for the inclusion of robots as integral team members in healthcare.
    ▶ The Journey to Robotics: Dr. Chauhan shares his background in robotics, starting from his fellowship in Florida and his training under Dr. V.I. Patel, a renowned figure in robotic surgery. His journey reflects a blend of mechanical engineering and medical expertise, leading to innovations in surgical robotics.
    ▶ The Birth of Surgical Automations: The inception of Surgical Automations is rooted in Dr. Chauhan's vision during the COVID-19 pandemic. He explains how the company's focus initially wasn't on gastroenterology but on respiratory systems due to the pandemic's demands. The company's core technology, an AI-based endoluminal navigation system, is versatile and applicable to various medical fields, including GI.

    Dr. Sanket Chauhan's perspective on the future of gastroenterology in the context of robotics is enlightening. He says, "Don't forget that a robot is part of the team as well," highlighting the growing importance of robotics in enhancing healthcare delivery.

    • 27 min

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