Kenneth F. Binmoeller, M.D., F.A.C.G., F.A.S.G.E.


  • Dr. Binmoeller is an internationally recognized expert in advanced endoscopic procedures and endosonography. He is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine.
  • He investigates new diagnoses and treatments for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and upper GI tract tumors.
  • Dr. Binmoeller founded and directs the Interventional Endoscopy Services (IES) Medical Group — for patients requiring complex endoscopic therapy. Dr. Binmoeller performs more than 5,000 therapeutic procedures annually that span the entire spectrum of interventional endoscopy.
  • Author of more than 200 publications and the book Therapeutic Endoscopy: Color Atlas of Operative Techniques, Dr. Binmoeller trains and mentors endoscopists from academic and medical centers worldwide.


Dr. Binmoeller obtained his M.D. from the University of Freiburg in Germany and the University of Bern, Switzerland. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Binmoeller has served as Director of Interventional Endoscopy Services at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco,  and was Director of Endoscopy and Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of California, San Diego.



Shah JN, Bhat YM, Hamerski CM, Kane SD, Binmoeller KF, Feasibility of nonradiation EUS-based ERCP in patients with uncomplicated choledocholithiasis (with video). Gastrointest Endosc

Tyberg A, Perez-Miranda M, Sanchez-Ocaña R, Peñas I, de la Serna C, Shah J, Binmoeller K, Gaidhane M, Grimm I, Baron T, Kahaleh M, Endoscopic ultrasound-guided gastrojejunostomy with a lumen-apposing metal stent: a multicenter, international experience. Endosc Int Open

Teoh AY, Ng EK, Chan SM, Lai M, Moran S, Binmoeller KF, Moon JH, Ho KY, Ex vivo comparison of the lumen-apposing properties of EUS-specific stents (with video). Gastrointest Endosc

Siddiqui AA, Adler DG, Nieto J, Shah JN, Binmoeller KF, Kane S, Yan L, Laique SN, Kowalski T, Loren DE, Taylor LJ, Munigala S, Bhat YM, EUS-guided drainage of peripancreatic fluid collections and necrosis by using a novel lumen-apposing stent: a large retrospective, multicenter U.S. experience (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc

Weilert F, Binmoeller KF, Endoscopic Ultrasound-Assisted Pancreaticobiliary Access. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am

Binmoeller KF, Hamerski CM, Shah JN, Bhat YM, Kane SD, Underwater EMR of adenomas of the appendiceal orifice (with video). Gastrointest Endosc

Binmoeller KF, Bhat YM, Underwater peroral endoscopic myotomy. Gastrointest Endosc

Teoh AY, Ho LK, Dhir VK, Jin ZD, Kida M, Seo DW, Wang HP, Yang AM, Binmoeller KF, Varadarajulu S, A multi-institutional survey on the practice of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided pseudocyst drainage in the Asian EUS group.  Endosc Int Open

Khashab MA, Baron TH, Binmoeller KF, Itoi T, EUS-guided gastroenterostomy: a new promising technique in evolution. Gastrointest Endosc

Binmoeller KF, Hamerski CM, Shah JN, Bhat YM, Kane SD, Garcia-Kennedy R, Attempted underwater en bloc resection for large (2-4 cm) colorectal laterally spreading tumors (with video). Gastrointest Endosc

Weilert F, Bhat YM, Binmoeller KF, Shah JN, Response. Gastrointest Endosc

Weilert F, Binmoeller KF, Endoscopic management of gastric variceal bleeding. (Opens new window)Gastroenterol Clin North Am

Binmoeller KF, Sendino O, Kane SD, Endoscopic ultrasound-guided intravascular therapy. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci

Shah JN, Weilert F, Bhat YM, Binmoeller KF, Response. Gastrointest Endosc

Weilert F, Bhat YM, Binmoeller KF, Kane S, Jaffee IM, Shaw RE, Cameron R, Hashimoto Y, Shah JN,EUS-FNA is superior to ERCP-based tissue sampling in suspected malignant biliary obstruction: results of a prospective, single-blind, comparative study. Gastrointest Endosc

Petersen BT, Kahaleh M, Kozarek RA, Loren D, Gupta K, Kowalski T, Freeman M, Chen YK, Branch MS, Edmundowicz S, Gluck M, Binmoeller K, Baron TH, Shah RJ, Kinney T, Ross W, Jowell P, Carr-Locke D, A multicenter, prospective study of a new fully covered expandable metal biliary stent for the palliative treatment of malignant bile duct obstruction. Gastroenterol Res Pract

Cameron R, Binmoeller KF, Cyanoacrylate applications in the GI tract. Gastrointest Endosc

Kahaleh M, Artifon EL, Perez-Miranda M, Gupta K, Itoi T, Binmoeller KF, Giovannini M, Endoscopic ultrasonography guided biliary drainage: summary of consortium meeting, May 7th, 2011, Chicago. World J Gastroenterol

Itoi T, Binmoeller KF, EUS-guided anastomosis. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am

Weilert F, Binmoeller KF, EUS-guided vascular access and therapy. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am

Binmoeller KF, Weilert F, Shah J, Bhat Y, Kane S, “Underwater” EMR without submucosal injection for large sessile colorectal polyps (with video). Gastrointest Endosc

Itoi T, Binmoeller KF, Shah J, Sofuni A, Itokawa F, Kurihara T, Tsuchiya T, Ishii K, Tsuji S, Ikeuchi N, Moriyasu F, Clinical evaluation of a novel lumen-apposing metal stent for endosonography-guided pancreatic pseudocyst and gallbladder drainage (with videos).  Gastrointest Endosc

Weilert F, Shah JN, Marson FP, Binmoeller KF, EUS-guided coil and glue for bleeding rectal varix. Gastrointest Endosc

Shah JN, Marson F, Weilert F, Bhat YM, Nguyen-Tang T, Shaw RE, Binmoeller KF, Single-operator, single-session EUS-guided anterograde cholangiopancreatography in failed ERCP or inaccessible papilla. Gastrointest Endosc

Chen YK, Parsi MA, Binmoeller KF, Hawes RH, Pleskow DK, Slivka A, Haluszka O, Petersen BT, Sherman S, Devière J, Meisner S, Stevens PD, Costamagna G, Ponchon T, Peetermans JA, Neuhaus H, Single-operator cholangioscopy in patients requiring evaluation of bile duct disease or therapy of biliary stones (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc

Watson RR, Binmoeller KF, Hamerski CM, Shergill AK, Shaw RE, Jaffee IM, Stewart L, Shah JN, Yield and performance characteristics of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration for diagnosing upper GI tract stromal tumors.)Dig Dis Sci

Binmoeller KF, Nguyen-Tang T, Endoscopic ultrasound-guided anterograde cholangiopancreatography. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci

Morgan D, Upchurch B, Draganov P, Binmoeller KF, Haluszka O, Jonnalagadda S, Okolo P, Grimm I, Judah J, Tokar J, Chiorean M, Spiral enteroscopy: prospective U.S. multicenter study in patients with small-bowel disorders. Gastrointest Endosc

Chang KJ, Erickson RA, Chak A, Lightdale C, Chen YK, Binmoeller KF, Albers GC, Chen WP, McLaren CE, Sivak MV, Lee JG, Isenberg GA, Wong RC, EUS compared with endoscopy plus transabdominal US in the initial diagnostic evaluation of patients with upper abdominal pain. Gastrointest Endosc

Nguyen-Tang T, Shah JN, Sanchez-Yague A, Binmoeller KF, Use of the front-view forward-array echoendoscope to evaluate right colonic subepithelial lesions. Gastrointest Endosc

Fockens P, Cohen L, Edmundowicz SA, Binmoeller K, Rothstein RI, Smith D, Lin E, Nickl N, Overholt B, Kahrilas PJ, Vakil N, Abdel Aziz Hassan AM, Lehman GA, Prospective randomized controlled trial of an injectable esophageal prosthesis versus a sham procedure for endoscopic treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Surg Endosc

Nguyen NQ, Binmoeller KF, Shah JN, Cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy (with videos).Gastrointest Endosc

Sherman S, Cheng CL, Costamagna G, Binmoeller KF, Puespoek A, Aithal GP, Kozarek RA, Chen YK, Van Steenbergen W, Tenner S, Freeman M, Monroe P, Geffner M, Deviere J, Interleukin-10 ERCP Study Group, Efficacy of recombinant human interleukin-10 in prevention of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis in subjects with increased risk. Pancreas

Kaltenbach T, Cabral P, Yee L, Allen M, Binmoeller K, Soetikno R, Giant small-bowel GI stromal tumor: aspirin provocation to endoscopically unmask site of obscure overt GI bleeding. Gastrointest Endosc

Soetikno R, Kaltenbach T, Binmoeller K, Friedland S, Burdon T, Integrated gastrointestinal imaging and therapy.  Gastroenterology

Ross A, Mehdizadeh S, Tokar J, Leighton JA, Kamal A, Chen A, Schembre D, Chen G, Binmoeller K, Kozarek R, Waxman I, Dye C, Gerson L, Harrison ME, Haluszka O, Lo S, Semrad C, Double balloon enteroscopy detects small bowel mass lesions missed by capsule endoscopy. Dig Dis Sci

Binmoeller KF, Endosurgery: what do we need? Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am

Yague AS, Sison C, Binmoeller KF, Soetikno R, Pneumatosis intestinalis in the differential diagnosis of arteriovenous malformations. Gastrointest Endosc

Mehdizadeh S, Ross A, Gerson L, Leighton J, Chen A, Schembre D, Chen G, Semrad C, Kamal A, Harrison EM, Binmoeller K, Waxman I, Kozarek R, Lo SK, What is the learning curve associated with double-balloon enteroscopy? Technical details and early experience in 6 U.S. tertiary care centers. Gastrointest Endosc

Bosworth HB, Rockey DC, Paulson EK, Niedzwiecki D, Davis W, Sanders LL, Yee J, Henderson J, Hatten P, Burdick S, Sanyal A, Rubin DT, Sterling M, Akerkar G, Bhutani MS, Binmoeller K, Garvie J, Bini EJ, McQuaid K, Foster WL, Thompson WM, Dachman A, Halvorsen R, Prospective comparison of patient experience with colon imaging tests. Am J Med

Greenwald BD, Caldwell SH, Hespenheide EE, Patrie JT, Williams J, Binmoeller KF, Woodall L, Haluszka O, N-2-butyl-cyanoacrylate for bleeding gastric varices: a United States pilot study and cost analysis. Am J Gastroenterol

Sedlack R, Petersen B, Binmoeller K, Kolars J, A direct comparison of ERCP teaching models. Gastrointest Endosc

Binmoeller KF, Rathod VD, Difficult pancreatic mass FNA: tips for success. Gastrointest Endosc