Assessing the Quality of Polypectomy and Teaching Polypectomy

Anna M. Duloy, Rajesh N. Keswani*

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Ineffective polypectomy technique may lead to incomplete polyp resection, high complication rates, interval colorectal cancer, and costly referral to surgery. Despite its central importance to endoscopy, training in polypectomy is not standardized nor has the most effective training approach been defined. Polypectomy competence is rarely reported and quality metrics for this skill are lacking. Use of tools and measurements to assess polypectomy outcomes is low. There is a need for standardization of training and remediation in polypectomy; defining standards of competent polypectomy and how it is feasibly measured; and integration of polypectomy quality metrics into training programs and the accreditation process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)587-601
Number of pages15
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2019


  • Competence
  • Polypectomy
  • Quality
  • Teaching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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