Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death in North America [1]. There is evidence that the rate of mortality from colorectal cancer can be reduced by screening colonoscopy [1]. The colonoscopy procedure is an effective way to examine the large bowel for identifying colorectal disease, particularly colorectal cancer. Screening for colorectal cancer is done by visual inspection of the large bowel and histology analysis of biopsy taken from the large bowel. A common method for obtaining these biopsy samples is via hot biopsy forceps (HBF). During this procedure, electrocoagulation current is applied to prevent bleeding. Although some technology has been developed, an experienced surgeon is required to reduce the rate of perforation and excessive damage [2]. The surgeon controls the ablation time, contacting surface and the electrosurgical unit's (ESU) power settings.

Although considered a routine and safe...

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