Endoscopic tools and techniques for tissue removal and ablation

Brian J. Dunkin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The first snare polypectomy was performed by Wolff and Shinya in 1969 just 3 months after their report of the first successful complete colonoscopy. This rapid progression from a diagnostic procedure to therapeutic intervention illustrates the driving force for the endoscopic removal of tissue from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Significant advances have developed since Wolff and Shinya's initial experience making colonoscopic polypectomy the most common therapeutic endoscopic procedure performed today. This chapter describes the tools and techniques used for removing tissue from the GI tract for therapeutic purposes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Flexible Endoscopy for Surgeons
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781461463306, 1461463297, 9781461463290
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Endoscopic tools and techniques for tissue removal and ablation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this