Topics: Digestive Oncology, Endoscopy

Authors: Stuart Riley,  Bjorn Rembacken
Editor: Bjorn Rembacken
Release date: October 2017, reviewed/updated February 2020
This course was developed by UEG.

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About this online course

Polypectomy is the most commonly performed therapeutic intervention and all colonoscopists should be able to perform the procedure safely and effectively.  Practice has evolved considerably in recent years and there is now a range of equipment and techniques available for different clinical settings.  The purpose of this course is to highlight areas of good practice and promote the use of standardised protocols.

Learning objectives

  • To understand the importance of communication, patient information and consent
  • To be aware of the indications and contraindications for colonic polypectomy
  • To understand the elements of polypectomy and polyp retrieval
  • To be aware of complications

Target audience

This course is suitable for gastroenterologists, other physicians, surgeons and nursing staff involved in endoscopy.