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Our Mission

The mission of The Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy is to approach each patient as a unique individual as we use our broad experience, and state of the art technology to focus on the overall needs of the patient and his or her family.

Stephen E. Steinberg, M.D., FACP, FACG – Director

Dr. Steinberg received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, Magna Cum Laude in Physics and Phi Beta Kappa; and his MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha). He completed residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and trained in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Washington. His Gastroenterology education occurred at the University of Minnesota where he trained with the pioneers of therapeutic endoscopy. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hematology, and Oncology.

Dr. Steinberg’s Clinical Innovations

1999-2001: Among the earliest cases of endoscopic pseudocyst enterostomy for
the management of infected pancreatic necrosis
Vidyarthi, G and Steinberg, SE:  Endoscopic
Management of Pancreatic Pseudocysts.  Surgical Clinics of North America
(A. Cooperman & R. Chamberlain, editors) vol 81, no.2 405-411, 2001
1997-2000: Among the earliest cases of endoscopic ampullectomy in the curative management of ampullary carcinoma. (unpublished experience)
1999: First study describing theefficacy of internal stenting of the gall bladder for acute and chronic cholecystitis. Shrestha, R, Bilir, BM, Everson, GT,
Steinberg, SE:Endoscopic Stenting of Gallbladder for Symptomatic Cholelithiasis in Patients with End Stage Liver Disease Awaiting Orthotopic Liver Transplantation.  Am J Gastro, 91:595-98,1996
1998: First series documenting the utility of ERCP for pancreato-biliary disease in children Graham, KS, Ingraham, JD, Steinberg, SE, Narkowitz, M:  ERCP in the management of pediatric pancreatitis.  Gastrointest. Endoscopy, 47:492-5, 1998.
1995: First study describing a technique for ERCP in pregnant women, without x-ray exposure
Lin, TO, Steinberg, SE: Endoscopic management of biliary tract disease in pregnancy.  Distinguished presentation at the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, New Orleans, LA, Gastrointest.  Endoscopy,1998
1992:  First study documenting the safety and efficacy of emergent biliary drainage (ERCP) for severe acute cholangitis. Steinberg, SE: Emergent ERCP for Severe Cholangitis.  Distinguished Presentation at the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, New Orleans, LA.  Gastrointest.  Endoscopy.1994
1991: First experience percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) for decompression for palliation of malignant intestinal obstruction (Unpublished experience)
1990:  Among the first experiences
with endoscopic pseudocyst drainage
Bilir, N and Steinberg, SE: Video-endoscopic demonstration of a new technique for pseudocyst-enterostomy with endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guidance.  Presented at the World Congresses of Gastroenterology, Los Angeles, CA. 1994
1989:  Among the first experiences
with cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy
Bilir, N and Steinberg, SE: Video-endoscopic demonstration cholangioscopy and its utility in the management of a patient with oriental cholangio-hepatitis.  Presented at the World Congresses of Gastroenterology, Los Angeles, CA
1985:  First study documenting the efficacy of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) Cass OW, Steinberg, SE, Onstad, GR:  A long term follow-up of patients with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) or surgical (STAMM) gastrostomy (SG).  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 32: 1986