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Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for the colon is defined as the use of various snares, cautery and injection/lifting technique in the resection of large, complex or high risk colonic polyps.

Skills to be covered

  • Lesion Recognition
  • Submucosal Injection Techniques
  • Piecemeal and Snare Resection
  • Polyp Retrieval
  • Polypectomy Site Treatment
  • Tattooing
  • Perforation & Complication Management
  • Communication Skills

Enrollment criteria

The enrollment criteria described below is intended to give potential participants an idea of the basic skill levels expected of program participants, and the skills that are needed to successfully perform lower EMR. Enrollees should have:

  • A minimum of two years in practice post-fellowship
  • Performed at least 500 colonoscopies independently, and currently performing colonoscopy as part of daily practice
  • Proficiency in basic polypectomy, hemostasis, and injection techniques

Learning Objectives

After attending this program, participants of this program should be able to:

  • Describe the morphology of colonic polyps and assess their endoscopic appearance for resectability
  • Appropriately select and demonstrate the use of various snares, cautery and injection/lifting technique in the endoscopic mucosal resection of “large, complex or high risk” colonic polyps ( e.g., > 20 mm, difficult location, with depression or significant nodularity) .
  • Demonstrate the use of appropriate accessories for both polyp retrieval and management of complications
  • Select appropriate surveillance intervals based on current guidelines

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