Specialists in Complex Endoscopic Procedures
The pioneering doctors at Interventional Endoscopic Services Medical Group in San Francisco are world-renowned gastrointestinal interventional endoscopy specialists who design, develop, and utilize the latest endoscopy technology and techniques for complex endoscopic procedures.
Pioneering Interventional Endoscopy
The four doctors at Interventional Endoscopic Services Medical Group, including founder and director Dr. Kenneth Binmoeller, are pioneers and specialists in advanced interventional endoscopy.
All of our staff is also highly specialized, hand-picked for the contribution they make to the state-of-the-art procedures and technologies provided at this unique facility.
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Prior to having my peroral endoscopic myotomy, or POEM, I was diagnosed with achalasia type III and was living with severe and worsening symptoms. Eating and drinking were becoming extremely difficult and even while doing so carefully I was still experiencing choking at least once per week. Just drinking water had become dangerous for me- it was so difficult to swallow it could get into my lungs and cause aspiration pneumonia. Over the years, I have had aspiration pneumonia about ten times. I was also starting to develop painful esopogeal spasms. I had dozens of surgical procedures to address other medical issues and therefore I didn't want to go through any more traditional surgeries. I elected to have the POEM procedure through IES Medical Group at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. The hospital's facilities were nice and new. My performing physician, Dr. Andrew Nett,...
I am very happy with the care I received through IES Medical Group. I love the entire staff- whenever I call, they are so pleasant. I've had multiple procedures completed there over the last few years, including endoscopic cryotherapy in 2018 with Dr. Kenneth Binmoeller, and c-TIF, or concomitant laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair with TIF, performed in 2019 by Dr. Andrew Nett and Dr. Jossart. Now, over a year later, I am still experiencing positive symptom relief and continue to use this office for my endoscopic needs. I've had nothing but good experiences related to it.
I thought I'd share my story in the hopes it may be helpful to others. I'm 55 so my doctors had reminded me yearly since I was 50 to get my colonoscopy done. I had finally set a goal of having my dreaded first colonoscopy by the end of last year and scheduled it in mid December 2015. I thought I had developed hemorrhoids in the prior 6 - 8 months thus prompting me in finally getting it scheduled. I let my gastroenterologist Dr. Mrudula Kumar know right before the procedure to let me know if I had any options to remove them etc. To my surprise the colonoscopy determined I didn't have hemorrhoids, instead I had a large flat polyp along with many small flat ones very near my rectum. Dr Kumar left them alone and said normally these...
Having turned 50 recently, I had a routine colonoscopy and found to have a polyp on old appendix scar. My options were surgery vs endoscopic resection of the polyp. Being an anesthesiologist , I have worked with Dr. Binmoeller for many years and watched him expertly remove polyp in numerous cases in which it was not feasible by other endoscopists or would have required surgery. Thus, my decision was very easy. I had Dr. Binmoeller remove the polyp from my old appendix scar. Next day I was able to return to provide anesthesia for Dr. Binmoeller patients. This would not have been possible if I had surgery. My advise to anyone reading this blog is that you should get a second opinion from Dr. Binmoeller prior to your colon or gastric surgery.
I was referred to Dr. Binmoeller from my Kaiser doctor because my polyp wasn't ordinary. It was large, flat and dark, (later found to be precancerous). It was also located at the end of my colon. My symptoms were almost constant diarrhea and weight loss but the tests showed no intestinal infections. A colonoscopy was ordered and that is when the Kaiser doctor found the polyp. I was told, (time flies when you are under anesthesia), that Dr. Binmoeller's surgery took between two and three hours but he was able to completely remove the polyp. I was so very fortunate that Dr. Moezardalan, from Kaiser realized what was there and then referred me to Dr. Binmoeller. This really struck home when I found out that had this procedure not been successful I would now have a colostomy bag. THANK YOU!,...
Like a number of men my age now 72 I started getting Colonoscopy exams at the age of 50. I had a few older friends who never were checked until it was too late. I started seeing Dr Jonathan Leichtling at age 50 and continued being checked every 5 years till the age of 66. About 3 years ago I was experiencing some stomach discomfort and was referred to Dr Annette Kwon who suggested she do a colonoscopy even though my next one was another 2 years off. Dr Kwon found a number of polyps which she removed in addition she found a flat 10mm polyp. Dr. Kwon referred me to her colleague Dr. Kenneth Binmoeller who pioneered flat polyp surgery. I was lucky to live in a part of the country where medical advancements take place. In May of...
I was referred to surgeon for removal of 1/3 of my colon after a flat polyp was found in cecum. All path reports after colonoscopy were normal. I read Jim Sease's blog and started looking for a doctor on the east coast. Luckily I found Dr. Wallace at Mayo Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. Had the procedure done on Tuesday, went back to motel and spent the night, and then drove home . Thank you for spreading the word.
I am 34 year old indian.having many polyps (>50) in the rectum and sigmoid.Few Diminutive polyps (15-20) involving caccum, ascending,transverse and descending colon. my Doctor advice Proctocolectomy and oleo-anal pouch . I just wated to know that this can be treated with Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) Methos.
Like everyone else found my way to Dr. Binmoeller after fighting off those who would like to remove half a colon plus a removal of part of the cecum that missed the polyp. sigh Dr. Binmoeller was able to resect the reluctant and much abused polyp and I am a happy camper. Am giving this a 5 star for all the professionals encountered here, with Dr. Binmoeller at the pinnacle of excellence. Difficult getting thru to the schedulers at times as many others have noted.
Two years ago I had a colonoscopy with a youngish GI Dr.. in Medford, Oregon. He found a "20mm tubular adenoma polyp" in the "appendiceal orifice" in the cecum and said it could not be removed due to the thin wall in that area...and he referred me to a surgeon in a local group. When I researched the surgeon on line however I discovered that there had been some litigation about her "inadvertently" attaching a colon to a vagina. So I called the GI doc back and told him and he said to pick another from the group...which I did. He also averred that it would only require a small resection of the cecum and that he had dyed the area. Three months later I had the surgery and while there was dye in the specimen...there was no polyp .....
Five stars for Dr. Binmoeller and his medical staff for excellent and proffessional work throughout the procedures. I was referred here following a diaganostic colonoscopy which found a large and difficult lesion. He was able to remove it completely while keeping all the surrounding tissue intact. Reportedly other surgeons might have done a more severe colonectomy (I did not receive a second opinion, so can't confirm this myself.) The follow-up exam months later reveal complete recovery. One star off for the difficult time I had with the office staff scheduling the appointments and reaching them for follow-up issues. But they did acknowledge the problems, and report that they will be making changes to the relevant procedures to improve this. While I hope that I don't have to return here for medical issues, I wish them all success.
I just realized how fortunate I was to get to know Dr. Binmoeller and his Interventional Endoscopy Services early this year when I found out there was a 4cm polyps in my colon from a routine colonoscopy exam. At that difficult time, my GI and family doctors suggested that I should schedule an open abdominal surgery to remove the polyps even though the biopsy report showed that it’s a benign polyp. My doctors said the biopsy only examined the superficial fiber tissues of the polyps and could not determine if it was cancerous and that having open abdominal surgery to remove the polyps was the most thorough and secure way to clear out all the suspected cancer cells. I was very concerned. I was not totally convinced and doubted why the removal of a benign polyp would require an open...