Optimizing post-polypectomy surveillance: A practical guide for the endoscopist

Roel Bogie, Silvia Sanduleanu*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Several gastrointestinal societies strongly recommend colonoscopy surveillance after endoscopic and surgical resection of colorectal neoplasms. Common denominators to these recommendations include: high-quality baseline colonoscopy before inclusion in a surveillance program; risk stratification based on clinicopathological profiles to guide surveillance intervals; and endoscopist responsibility for providing surveillance advice. Considerable variability also exists between guidelines (i.e. regarding risk classification and surveillance intervals). In this review, we examine key factors for quality of post-polypectomy surveillance practice, in particular bowel preparation, endoscopic findings at baseline examination and adherence to surveillance recommendations. Frequently asked questions by the practising endoscopist are addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-359
JournalDigestive Endoscopy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016


  • colonoscopy
  • colorectal cancer
  • colorectal neoplasm
  • colorectal polyp
  • surveillance

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