1st Edition

Core Concepts in Colonoscopy

By Douglas Adler Copyright 2014

    Core Concepts in Colonoscopy covers all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy, emphasizing overarching concepts that gastroenterology fellows and physicians must know to achieve success in both the technical and cognitive aspects of the procedure. In this comprehensive resource, Dr. Douglas G. Adler and his contributors provides a straightforward and practical review of colonoscopy.

    Core Concepts in Colonoscopy aims to address and convey the core concepts of colonoscopy: from the structure and function of the colonoscope itself, to insertion techniques, loop formation and reduction, polypectomy techniques for any situation, the avoidance and management of perforations and other adverse events, as well as advanced techniques including (but not limited to) endoscopic mucosal resection and colonic stenting.

    Each chapter inside Core Concepts in Colonoscopy is lavishly illustrated with multiple key images to accentuate and enhance the written text, as well as a plethora of tips, tricks, and accumulated points of wisdom in each chapter on all facets of colonoscopy.

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    Core Concepts in Colonoscopy is accompanied by a video website with specific videos connected to individual chapters that will illustrate basic and advanced colonoscopic techniques from many leading experts and will further enhance the learning process. The addition of the video website allows for a more robust learning experience and allows the reader to watch, listen, view repeatedly, and reinforces the techniques presented in the written text.

    GI fellows, junior gastroenterologists, and even advanced physicians will appreciate Core Concepts in Colonoscopy because of the user-friendly and efficient structure that allows for the material to be quickly read, as well as easily absorb the wealth of key practical knowledge found inside.



    About the Editor

    Contributing Authors


    Chapter 1 The Structure and Function of the Modern Colonoscope

    John G. Lieb II, MD

    Chapter 2 Enhanced Imaging Techniques: What They Can and Cannot Do and When to Use Them

    Norio Fukami, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE

    Chapter 3 Air Versus Carbon Dioxide Insufflation Versus Water Immersion During Colonoscopy

    Douglas Pleskow, MD, AGAF, FASGE; Tolga Erim, DO;

    and Gyanprakash Ketwaroo, MD

    Chapter 4 External Pressure During Colonoscopy: How and When to Use It

    Nicolas Villa, MD and Waqar Qureshi, MD, FRCP

    Chapter 5 Endoscopic Loops During Colonoscopy: How to Avoid Their Formation and How to Reduce Them When They Arise

    Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG and Shivangi Kothari, MD

    Chapter 6 Endoscopic Polypectomy Techniques: From Small to Large Lesions

    Ali Siddiqui, MD; Serag Dredar, MD; Anna Strongin, MD;

    C. Andrew Kistler, MD, PharmD; and Shou-Jiang Tang, MD

    Chapter 7 Postcolonoscopy Decision Making: The Guidelines and Beyond

    Melissa A. Verrengia, MD and Jeffrey L. Tokar, MD

    Chapter 8 Colonoscopy Perforations: How to Avoid Them and What to Do if

    They Happen

    Louis M. Wong Kee Song, MD and Todd H. Baron, MD

    Chapter 9 Colon Decompression

    Robert E. Sedlack, MD, MHPE

    Chapter 10 Colonic Stenting: What You Need to Know

    Kathryn R. Byrne, MD and Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE

    Chapter 11 Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: How to Evaluate and Manage

    Linda S. Lee, MD and John R. Saltzman, MD, FACP, FACG, FASGE

    Chapter 12 Colonoscopy Quality Indicators in Training and Beyond: What You

    Need to Know

    Jonathan Cohen, MD, FASGE, FACG

    Financial Disclosures



    Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York, NY. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Dr. Adler completed both a general gastrointestinal fellowship and a therapeutic endoscopy/ERCP fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He then returned to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for a fellowship in endoscopic ultrasound. Dr. Adler is currently an associate professor of Medicine and Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT. Working primarily at the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Huntsman Cancer Institute, Dr. Adler focuses his clinical, educational, and research efforts on the diagnosis and management of patients with gastrointestinal cancers and complex gastrointestinal disease, with an emphasis on therapeutic endoscopy. He is the author of more than 200 scientific publications, articles, and book chapters and has published 3 other books about gastroenterology: Curbside Consultation in GI Cancers for the Gastroenterologist: 49 Clinical Questions, Self-Expanding Stents in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and The Little GI Book: An Easily Digestible Guide to Understanding Gastroenterology.