Perfecting your Cold Snare Polypectomy Technique [Webinar]
Live and Online : Monday 20th February 2023 , 19:30 - 21:30 CET
on Demand thereafter
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Cold snare polypectomy can be difficult. Here's how to make the difficult easier.

An image highlighting best practice in cold snare polypectomy.
Cold Snare Polypectomy indicating best practice technique. A dedicated cold snare is used with a margin of normal tissue.

Aims of the Course

Cold snare polypectomy is established as an effective and safer alternative to snare polypectomy using diathermy.  There is a learning curve but once established many people may wonder why we are running a webinar on the topic.

Consider the following issues:

  • Difficult positioning
  • Very small, flat polyp
  • Patient on multiple anticoagulant agents
  • Snare doesn’t cut through despite waiting
  • Should you use suction to retrieve due to potential specimen fragmentation? Dedicated snare or hybrid?
  • How to deal with bleeding
  • Scraped the surface of the polyp?
  • How to quickly and easily resolve?
  • Can you use biopsy forceps as an alternative? If so when?

Want our take on these issues and more with multiple practical examples?  Join us on 20th February.

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Type of Course

GIEQs Everyday Endoscopy Course

WEBINAR, live on and Zoom

Who should attend?

  • Trainees in Colonoscopy
  • Consultants / Staff Members who wish to improve their cold snare polypectomy technique


Monday 20st February 2023 – 1930 CET / 1830 GMT


2 hours

Course Objectives

  • Deconstructed theoretical background about Cold Snare Polypectomy
  • Via live cases explore the common problems associated with CSP and how to solve them


  • Dr David Tate
  • Dr John Anderson
  • Dr Roland Valori
  • Dr Lobke Desomer