Care and Treatment for Colon Polyps
Why Choose Treatment for Colon Polyps at University of Colorado Hospital?
University of Colorado Hospital is ranked among the nation’s top programs for treating digestive disorders, including Colon Polyps.
We offer patients access to the latest diagnostic breakthroughs and treatment options. We provide the largest range of specialty treatments in the Rocky Mountain region and are deeply involved in clinical research and product development, which keeps us at the cutting edge of endoscopic technology.
What are Colon Polyps?
Twenty percent of adults 50 and older may develop one or more colon polyps. A polyp, also called an adenomatous polyp, is a small clump of cells that forms on your colon lining. The great majority of these polyps are harmless, but some may turn into colon cancer over time.
Polyps that are found in the early stages can usually be removed safely and completely.
Experts recommend screening every 3 to 10 years, depending on medical history.
Colon Polyps Tests and Treatment
A colonoscopy is best test for detecting colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer. This test allows your doctor to view your entire colon and rectum.
If any polyps are found during the exam, your doctor removes them immediately or takes tissue samples for analysis. Early detection provides an excellent chance for a cure.