Practical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Cotton and Williams': The Fundamentals

Practical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Cotton and Williams': The Fundamentals
7th Ed.
2014 © John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Peter B. Cotton, MD, FRCP, FRCS; Adam Haycock, MBBS, BSc(hons), MRCP, MD, FHEA; Jonathan Cohen, MD, FASGE FACG; Brian P. Saunders, MD, FRCP; Christopher B. Williams, BM, FRCP, FRCS
ISBN-13: 978-1-118-40646-5
Gastroenterology, Surgery


Translated into seven languages, Cotton and Williams' Practical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has for the last 25 years been the basic primer for endoscopy around the world, providing clear, clinical and practical guidance on the fundamentals of endoscopy practice, from patient positioning and safety, how to perform different endoscopic procedures, and the latest in therapeutic techniques and advances in technology.

It's key strength and reason for its popularity is its step-by-step, practical approach, especially with the use of outstanding color artwork to illustrate the right and wrong ways to perform endoscopy. Add to this the weight and expertise of its author team, led by Peter Cotton and Christopher Williams, and the final result is an essential tool for all gastroenterologists and endoscopists, particularly trainees looking to improve their endoscopic technique

New to this edition are:

  • • Approximately 35 high-quality videos illustrating optimum endoscopy practice, all referenced via “video eyes” in the text
  • • Self-assessment MCQs to test main learning points
  • • An online clinical photo image bank to complement the line illustrations, perfect for downloading into scientific presentations
  • • Key learning points in every chapter
  • • Much more information on mucosal resection techniques and small bowel endoscopy—for capsule and “deep” enteroscopy
  • • The latest recommendations and guidelines from the ASGE, ASG, UEGW and BSG.

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"For young endoscopists, this book is a wonderful introduction to the principles of endoscopy, from the design of the endoscopic unit all the way through to patient discharge. It also has great descriptions of how understanding torque, patient positioning, and managing scope length will transform one into an excellent endoscopist."

-- Willem de Villiers, MD (University of Kentucky College of Medicine) Doody's Review - previous edition


This is an excellent quick read for both first year fellows and veteran gastroenterologists.

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