Colon polypectomy

COLONIC POLYPECTOMY

 

A procedure to remove potentially cancerous polyps from inside the large intestine

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What is a polypectomy?

A polyp is a small growth of tissue commonly found in the colon (large intestine), as well as other organs. Some types of polyps can develop into cancer.

A colon polypectomy is the removal of polyps from the inside lining of the colon. Most polyps can be removed during a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy.

A colonoscopy looks at the inside of your colon (large bowel) using a flexible tube with a camera on the end (colonoscope). When a polyp is found the consultant removes it using the colonoscope, which has a wire with an electric current to either burn off or hook the polyp.

During a sigmoidoscopy, a consultant looks into your rectum and sigmoid colon (the part of the large intestine closest to the anus), using an instrument called a sigmoidoscope. If a polyp is found it can be removed by passing a thin hooking instrument down a side channel of the sigmoidoscope.

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Colon polypectomy Consultants

Professor Sauid Ishaq

Professor Sauid Ishaq

Gastroenterology

Dr. Omer Ahmad

Dr. Omer Ahmad

Gastroenterology

Dr Ahmed Albu-Soda

Dr Ahmed Albu-Soda

Gastroenterology

Dr Angad Dhillon

Dr Angad Dhillon

Gastroenterology

Our locations

The Princess Grace Hospital

The Princess Grace Hospital

42-52 Nottingham Place W1U 5NY London
The Lister Hospital

The Lister Hospital

Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W 8RH London
The Shard Outpatients

The Shard Outpatients

The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street SE1 9BS London

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