Here are three "firsts" in the gastroenterology world that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 17:
1. UnitedHealthcare formed a partnership with Vivante Health, adding Vivante's GIThrive and digital gastrointestinal care services to its member offerings. GIThrive is the first digestive disease management offering on UnitedHealthcare's virtual platform.
2. United Digestive physician Daniel Mullady, MD, a gastroenterology and interventional endoscopy specialist at the Center for Digestive and Liver Health in Savannah, Ga., completed the first peroral endoscopic myotomy in the area.
3. The Sanford Center for Digestive Health in Sioux Falls, S.D., has become the first program of its kind in the Dakotas to receive accreditation for its gastroenterology fellowship program.