Michel Kahaleh, MD
Interventional endoscopy for G.I. cancer diagnosis and treatment
The Kahaleh research group is focused on interventional endoscopy, and the use of new devices to diagnose and treat biliary and pancreatic diseases. Using the adjunction of both Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS) has permitted successful treatment of newly described procedures that have had a major impact on patient management with obstruction related to cancer. A major focus of this research is on analyzing the efficacy of metallic stents in both benign and malignant diseases. Another area of investigation for the research group is understanding and preventing biliary and pancreatic cancer. The objective of this area of research is to develop new diagnostic techniques for reducing the mortality associated with biliary and pancreatic cancers, by detecting them earlier and treating confirmed cancers using novel therapies such as laser therapy.