Takuji Gotoda, Hiroyuki Ono: Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) of gastric cancer with the insulation-tipped electrosurgical knife

In the past, gastric cancer that exceeded 2cm would result in an abdominal operation, however it has become possible to remove cancer in the mucous membrane layer with an ESD.

The National Cancer Center’s Digestive Organs Endoscope Doctor, Takuji Gotoda, (with more than 500 operations in 1995 alone) and the Cancer Institute Hospital and the Shizuoka Cancer Center Endoscope Department’s Director Hiroyuki Ono are the leading ESD authorities in the world.