Often, non-cancerous and benign tumors in the colon can grow and become cancerous. As such, it’s best to remove the polyps before they have the chance to mutate or grow, i.e., when they’re not causing any problems. Polypectomy is a noninvasive procedure that removes polyps from within the colon, i.e., the abnormal growth of tissues from the large intestine. Once the tissues are removed, they’re examined to determine if they’re cancerous, precancerous, or benign. As such, timely polypectomy can detect or prevent colon cancer.
What is a Polypectomy?
Reasons for a Polypectomy
- Remove the abnormal growth of tissues from the colon.
- Prevent colon cancer.
- Detect colon cancer at the earliest stage possible.
- Relieve the symptoms of colon polyps, such as rectal bleeding, bowel irregularities, and abdominal pains.
Recovering from Your Polypectomy
You might experience minor side effects after the procedure, such as bloating, cramps, and gassiness. You might be asked to avoid driving for 24 hours, and you may have to avoid foods and beverages that irritate your digestive systems, such as coffee, tea, alcohol, and spicy foods. You’ll also have to return for a follow-up colonoscopy to ensure you don’t have any new polyps.
Why Choose Dr. Bonni?
Dr. Aram Bonni is an incredibly talented and skilled reconstructive surgeon. He’s double board-certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics and gynecology. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Bonni to learn more about polypectomy.