Advanced Endoscopy Symposium & Hands-on Workshop

Advanced Endoscopy Symposium & Hands-on Workshop | ASCRS

Sunday, June 2, 7:30 – 11:30 am
Up to 3.75 CME Credit Hours Total
Registration Required

Member Fee: $670
Non-Member Fee: $800
Limit: 24 participants

Didactic Session Only: $25 (7:30 – 9:15 am)
1.75 CME Credit Hours for Didactic Session only

There has been significant expansion of new techniques and instrumentation for advanced endoscopic procedures. These techniques broaden our ability to perform more complex procedures in a much less invasive way. As colorectal surgeons, we are uniquely positioned to adopt these techniques and to lead in this field.

A number of new, advanced endoscopic techniques have been developed over the past few years. These techniques have not only broadened the ability of the endoscopist to successfully scope all patients but they also allow identification and treatment of colonic pathologies such as polyps, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. New endoscopic techniques have resulted in higher cecal intubation rates and lesion identification. Enhanced imaging technology increases polyp detection. Endoscopic clipping can control bleeding and treat colonic perforation. Extended submucosal dissection and the use of both CO2 and laparoscopic assistance have allowed surgeons to resect more complex colonic lesions without major surgery. Additionally new cutting edge endoluminal platforms have been recently developed. These new technologies can aid surgeons to remove challenging lesions intraluminally and avoid unnecessary colectomies.

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What Is: Colorectal surgeons may be unfamiliar with several new techniques to improve the success rate of colonoscopy as well as imaging techniques for lesion identification. A significant number of surgeons are not performing endoscopic submucosal resection of colorectal neoplasia or combined laparo-endoscopic resection. With the continued advances of technology in endoluminal therapy, surgeons will need training to incorporate these methods into their practice.

What Should Be: Surgeons need to have a comprehensive understanding of the newer visualization techniques as well as the indications and uses for endoscopic submucosal resection, endoscopic clipping, and endoscopic suturing. This important learning session will provide the basis for the meaningful implementation of these newer endoluminal techniques and improve their patients’ colorectal care.


At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain methods to predict neoplastic lesions of the colon and select the best endoscopic resection technique.
  2. Become familiar with the available enhanced endoscopic visualization techniques.
  3. Describe the indications and uses for endoscopic submucosal resection for colorectal neoplasia and the associated learning curve.
  4. Explain available techniques for endoscopic closure of the bowel wall, stents and hemostatic agents.
  5. Describe the new endoluminal advanced platforms.


I. Emre Gorgun, MD, Cleveland, OH
Sang Lee, MD, Los Angeles, CA