Polyp removal - Polypectomy information and locations in Mexico

Polyp removal or polypectomy is a procedure used to remove polyps on the colon or stomach. The removal is carried out as colonoscopy or endoscopy.
A polyp is a benign collection of tissue that forms on the lining of the colon or the lining inside of the stomach, these polyps can become cancerous or overgrow to the point of obstructing blood flow or pushing against other organs.

A polypectomy is a procedure used to remove a polyp, which consists of introducing a thin-flexible tube through the mouth or rectum. This tube or colonoscope has a camera that allows the specialist to see inside the stomach or colon to locate and remove the polyp. After the procedure, the specialist will send the polyp to a lab to see if is cancerous, additionally, it can take tissue samples for further analysis.

Most common types of polyps treated by endoscopists

Colon polyps
Colon polyps develop on the lining of the colon causing rectal bleeding, color changes in stool, pain, and constipation or diarrhea. Colon polyps are diagnosed and removed with a colonoscopy.
Stomach polyps
Stomach polyps develop on the lining inside of the stomach causing nausea, pain on the stomach, and blood in the stool. Stomach polyps are diagnosed and removed with an upper endoscopy.
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Polyp removal
Procedure: 60 min.
Hospital stay: 2 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 3 - 10 days
After surgery
Out of town patients do not require follow-ups with the endoscopist after the procedure. Patients are clear for flying after 3 - 10 days from the polyp removal.
Note: Consult with your specialist for follow-up or additional care after the procedure upon your return.
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Polyp removal frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the procedure.
How do I prepare for polyp removal?
Before the procedure, you will be asked to follow a special diet or take a laxative to clean your colon. Your specialist will discuss if you need to follow other specifications.
How long do I have to wait to get my results?
The results can take 2 or 3 days to come back, however, if more complex tests are needed you might have to wait up to 7 or 10 days.
Will I need follow-up screenings or additional treatment?
This will depend on the results of the tests.
If they’re benign, probably, you won’t need follow-ups. If they come back as precancerous, you will need screenings every 5 to 10 years.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.