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Polypectomy is a procedure that used to surgically remove abnormal growths of tissue in the colon,this is known as the polyp cervix, uterus and the nasal cavity.

Polypectomy also helps identify whether the growth is cancerous or not.

Generally Polypectomy perform in combination with a biopsy to detect whether or not growths are cancerous.

The doctor determines if a polypectomy is required or not based on certain factors such as:

  • Size of the polyp
  • Number of polyps found
  • Location of the polyp
  • Whether or not they are cancerous
  • Polypectomy is a minimally invasive procedure with good outcomes & few complications.

How to prepare for Polypectomy?

In case of patients with uterine polyps, there may not be any special instructions. However in case of patients undergoing colon polypectomy, it is important for them to have an empty colon. The doctor may recommend a laxative or enema for the same. In some cases, both a laxative & enema may be required. The patient would also need to have a clear liquid diet ( water, clear juices without pulp etc) for 24 hours prior to surgery.

What to Expect During the procedure?

Once the patient is sedated, he or she is made to lie on the examining table with knees folded towards the chest. The doctor will then insert a thin and flexible colonoscope, with a camera at its tip, into the rectum. Once the polyp is identified, the doctor will remove it. The procedure generally takes upto an hour.

After the procedure:

Usually the patient does not experience any pain after the removal of a small polyp. However if it was a bigger polyp or multiple ones, the patient may be given pain medications.

What are the Risks of Polypectomy?

  • Bleeding in the rectum
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Adverse reaction to the sedative