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CREST® Weekly - The Surgeon's Approach to the Difficult Colon Polyp

CREST® Weekly - The Surgeon's Approach to the Difficult Colon Polyp | ASCRS

Surgeons are often referred patients with colon polyps not amenable to endoscopic removal. In recent years, several new approaches, large and small, have emerged. This module summarizes the surgeon’s approach to difficult colorectal polyps.

Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize the important considerations when planning surgery for colorectal polyps.
  2. Explain the risks and functional outcomes after colectomy.
  3. Be able to discuss surgical approaches to endoscopically unresectable polyps, including innovative hybrid and minimally invasive techniques for polyp removal.


As a Weekly Curriculum module, it is eligible for 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

To access this module, log in at the top of this page, click on MY ACCOUNT, then follow the link to the CREST® Online Learning Center.


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