Jonathan Potter has been a Colorectal and General Surgeon at Dunedin Hospital since 2014. He completed his RACS training in New Zealand and 2 fellowship years in colorectal surgery at Fremantle and Gold Coast hospitals. He has been involved in clinical endoscopy and local endoscopy governance at the Southern DHB since his return to New Zealand, which can be challenging at times. He has participated in planning and implementation of the NBSP in Dunedin and has been exposed to more polypectomy than he ever wished. In addition to colonoscopic polypectomy he performs TEMs and TAMIS procedures.
“Yikes! That is a Huge Polyp. What Now?” Polypectomy Technique and EMR for the General Surgeon
As a practising General Surgeon and Colonoscopist I aim to outline a simple pattern of assessment of larger polyps for Surgeon Endoscopists. I wish to encourage accurate assessment of risk and practical decision making for surgeons to undertake polypectomy without needing to either utilise the advice from earlier talks or refer all larger polyps to subspecialists.