ESGE Teaching Module

ESGE Teaching Module

Colonoscopy Unit 3: Polypectomy

Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Adam Humphries, Brian Saunders, Arun Rajendran
Wolfson Unit For Endoscopy, St Marks Hospital

Polypectomy is one of the commonest therapeutic procedures performed by an endoscopist and is critical in the management of many patients undergoing colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Following on from unit 2, "Quality measures & optimal polyp detection", this teaching module outlines the main aspects of the technical skills involved in removing polyps up to 20mm in size (commonly agreed to be the size up to which every endoscopist should be competent). It also touches briefly on the approach to larger lesions.

Published: May 2016