My First ERCP in 1971

Home of Fred the Snake (and Dr. Peter)

I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks in Niigata, Japan in May 1971, studying with Dr. Ogoshi, a pioneer of the cannulation technique. He had been working with the Olympus corporation to develop an appropriate specialized duodenoscope.

Details about this experience can be found in my book “The Tunnel at the end of the Light; my endoscopic journey in six decades.”