Polyps are abnormal growths from the lining of the colon. They vary in size from a tiny dot to several inches. The majority of polyps are benign, but it can be difficult to discern whether a polyp is benign or cancerous by its outer appearance alone. Therefore polyps are removed and analyzed microscopically. Removal of colon polyps is an important means of preventing colon cancer, as the majority of cancers develop from polyps.
Our team is available for second opinion consultations for anyone who wishes to confirm a diagnosis or discuss treatment options.