IDEAL Stage 1 is Innovation.

What is the primary goal of this stage?

The goal of the innovation stage is proof of concept.

What are the secondary goals of this stage?

Other than proving the concept of the innovation, disasters and on the other hand dramatic successes should also be reported.

How should procedures in the Innovation stage be reported?

Reporting should be in the form of a structured case report. Often these will be first-in-man studies that have been previously been limited to animal studies.

What are some examples of procedures in this stage?

  • Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for oesophageal achalasia

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