• Dr. Sanjay K. Agrawal Clinic Consultant Gastroenterologist in Raipur.

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M.S. Gastro and Heart Care Centre, Samta Colony Main Rd, in front of union bank, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001

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+91 82995 89243

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Polypectomy | Dr. Sanjay Agrawal


Polypectomy is a medical procedure aimed at the removal of polyps from the internal body structures, most commonly from the colon, stomach, nose, or uterus. Polyps are abnormal, often benign, growths that arise from the mucous membranes. In the context of gastrointestinal health, polypectomy is typically performed during a colonoscopy or gastroscopy, where a specialized tool is used to snip or cauterize the polyp. This procedure is crucial for preventing the progression of some polyps into cancer, especially in the colon. The removed polyps are usually sent to a laboratory for histological examination to determine if they are benign, precancerous, or cancerous, guiding further treatment if necessary. Polypectomy is a key component in colorectal cancer prevention strategies.

In Dr. Sanjay K. Agrawal’s practice, a leading Consultant Gastroenterologist in Raipur, polypectomy procedures are performed with the highest standards of care and precision. Leveraging advanced endoscopic techniques, Dr. Agrawal expertly removes polyps from the gastrointestinal tract, focusing on minimizing discomfort and promoting quick recovery for his patients. Each polypectomy is conducted using state-of-the-art equipment to ensure accuracy and safety, with a strong emphasis on patient education and post-procedure care. Dr. Agrawal and his team analyze removed polyps to assess potential risks and determine the necessity for further treatment or surveillance, providing a comprehensive approach to preventing gastrointestinal cancer and maintaining patient health.

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What is a polypectomy?

A polypectomy is a medical procedure used to remove polyps. Polyps are growths that can develop on the lining of organs such as the colon, stomach, or uterus. While many polyps are benign (non-cancerous), some have the potential to develop into cancer. Polypectomy is often performed during a colonoscopy or gastroscopy.

Why is a polypectomy performed?

The primary reason for performing a polypectomy is to prevent the development of cancer, especially colon cancer, from polyps that could become malignant over time. It also allows for the analysis of removed polyps to determine if they are benign, precancerous, or cancerous.

How is a polypectomy done?

During a polypectomy, a doctor uses special tools through an endoscope—a flexible tube with a camera and light—to snip or cauterize the polyp from the lining of the organ. This is usually done without making any incisions on the body, as the endoscope is inserted through natural openings.

What are the risks of a polypectomy?

While generally safe, polypectomy carries some risks, including bleeding, perforation (a hole or tear) of the organ wall where the polyp was removed, and complications related to anesthesia. These risks are relatively rare.

What is the recovery time after a polypectomy?

Recovery from a polypectomy is typically quick, as it is usually performed as an outpatient procedure during a colonoscopy or gastroscopy. Patients might experience minor cramping or bloating immediately after the procedure. Most people can return to their normal activities within 24 hours.

Are there any follow-up procedures after a polypectomy?

Follow-up after a polypectomy depends on the pathology results of the removed polyps. If the polyps are benign, routine surveillance may be recommended based on current guidelines. For precancerous or cancerous polyps, more frequent surveillance or further treatment may be necessary. Your doctor will provide specific recommendations based on your individual case.