Endoscopic foregut surgery and interventions: The future is now. The state-of-the-art and my personal journey
Kenneth J Chang, H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, United States
Author contributions: Chang KJ designed the overall concept, outline of this manuscript and was responsible for writing, and editing of the manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Dr. Chang has either received educational grants or served as a consultant for the following companies (in alphabetical order): Apollo, Boston Scientific, Erbe, C2 Therapeutics, Cook, Covidien, Endogastric Solutions, Mederi, Medtronic, Olympus, Ovesco, Pentax, Torax.
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Corresponding author: Kenneth J Chang, MD, FACG, FASGE, Professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division, H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: November 28, 2018
Peer-review started: November 28, 2018
First decision: December 5, 2018
Revised: December 13, 2018
Accepted: December 14, 2018
Article in press: December 14, 2018
Published online: January 7, 2019