Clinical Practice Guidelines for Surveillance Colonoscopy

This is a clinical practice guideline for patients known to be at above-average risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) development, such as patients who have already had adenomatous polyps removed or surgery for CRC and patients with inflammatory bowel disease. The guideline discusses colonoscopic surveillance after polypectomy, the role of surveillance colonoscopy after curative resection for colorectal cancer, and colonoscopic surveillance and management of dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease. Psychosocial aspects, socio-economic factors, and economic considerations are also discussed. Outcomes of interest include adenoma detection rates, testing sensitivity, and cost effectiveness.