Some nonmalignant colorectal polyps require surgery but most can be managed endoscopically. A 2018 study published in Gastroenterology, Increasing Rates of Surgery for Patients with Nonmalignant Colorectal Polyps in the United States, finds that surgery for polyp removals is performed at unnecessarily high rates resulting in more adverse post-operative events and higher 30-day readmission rates.
AGA’s new Appropriate Referral for Endoscopic Polyp Removal on-demand course helps you decide on the best course of action by detailing how to differentiate between a simple and complex polyp and when or if to refer patients for surgery. The program, which includes 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credit ™ upon completion, features three interactive modules and additional tools to guide you through your decision-making process.
The opening video details how to distinguish between lesions suitable for endoscopic mucosal resection and those that should be referred for surgery. Subsequent videos document risk factors related to surgery and the benefits of endoscopic resection of tumors.
Reduce unnecessary procedures and improve patient outcomes.