ABOUT COLON POLYPS
WHAT IS A COLON POLYP?
A COLON POLYP is a small clump of abnormal cells on the inner lining of the colon.
Most small colon polyps are harmless and can be removed safely and effectively during your colonoscopy.
WHAT IS A COMPLEX COLON POLYP?
A COLON POLYP that is deemed too large, too complex, and/or too hard to reach during a typical colonoscopy screening is called a COMPLEX COLON POLYP.
Complex colon polyps make up about 10-15% of all colon polyps, and typically require an additional procedure to remove, due to the complexities mentioned above.
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS FOR REMOVAL OF A COMPLEX POLYP(S)?
Complex polyp removal can occur in two different ways:
- a surgical approach, which is often performed via key-hole surgery.
- a non-surgical or endoluminal approach, performed via an endoscope.