Moderator: Peter W. Marcello, MD, FACS, FASCRS,Burlington, MA
Co-Moderator: Sang W. Lee, MD, FACS, Los Angeles, CA

With improvements in endoscopic technology, benign polyps can more safely be removed endoscopically or with combined endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques. These minimally invasive techniques allow patients to recover faster, with fewer risks when compared with bowel resection, and with equivalent overall cancer-related outcomes. Surgeons should continue to be at the forefront of this technologic advancement to ensure a culture of safety and quality patient outcomes. This panel will discuss advancements in management of benign colon polyps including endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and combined endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques (CELS).

Presentations and Speakers

Endoscopic Imaging and Retraction Systems:What Do You See?
Emre Gorgun, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Cleveland, OH

Endoscopic Mucosal Resection/Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (EMR/ESD): How to Do It and What We Have Learned 
Richard L. Whelan, MD, FACS, FASCRS, New York, NY

Other Options: Double Channel and Endoscopic Closure 
Peter W. Marcello, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Burlington, MA

Combined Endo-Laparoscopic Surgery (CELS) 
Sang W. Lee, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Los Angeles, CA

Adaptation of New Technology to Treat Neoplasia: What Tools Do I Need in My Toolbox?
Sam K. Sharma, MD

Case Presentation and Questions    
Peter W. Marcello, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Burlington, MA