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Cold Snare Resection 101

Cyrus Piraka, MD

Cyrus Piraka, MD

Program director, advanced international endoscopy fellowship, Henry Ford Hospital

Twitter: @CryusPiraka

Dr. Piraka received his medical degree from McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and currently practices gastroenterology in Detroit, Michigan. His research interests include GERD, Barrett’s esophagus, pancreatic cancer, EUS-guided liver biopsy and endoscopic resection.


Principles and Pearls of Polyp Resection

Lecture Title:

“Cold Snare Resection: Which Polyps and How?”

DDW Track:

Colorectal Diseases Track

Date and Time:

Saturday, May 21, 10–11:30 a.m.


1.5 hours

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Resection of polyps with a cold snare is a novel endoscopic technique that may prevent major bleeding and enable the resection of large flat polyps. During his presentation, Dr. Piraka will demonstrate the technique and define the types of polyps it should be applied on.

Below are the other presentations that will take place during this session, followed by a fifteen-minute Q&A.

SpeakerPresentation Title
Carol A. Burke, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, FACPInterpreting the New Surveillance Guidelines: Less is More
Swati Patel, MD, MSInspect Before You Resect
Shivangi Kothari, MD, FACG, FASGEPerforming a Safe and Effective Hot Snare Polypectomy
Dennis Yang, MDAdverse Events: Prevention and Salvage
DDW 2022 takes place May 21–24, 2022, in San Diego and virtually. Registration is now open. View more session highlights in the DDW Preliminary Program.

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