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Polypectomy: A polypectomy is surgery to cut out a superficial polyp or tumor inside the rectum near the anus, without making an abdominal or pelvic incision. A colonoscope (a type of endoscope) may be used if the tumor is located farther up the anal canal.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Polypectomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Polypectomy:

Other Surgical Options: Polypectomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Polypectomy may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Polypectomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Polypectomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Polypectomy

Possible surgical complications of Polypectomy may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Polypectomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is excellent.

Polypectomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Polypectomy: Three to five days.

Descriptions of Polypectomy

Polypectomy: Surgery to remove a polyp.
Source: National Institute of Health

Polypectomy: surgical removal of a polyp
Source: WordNet 2.1

Polypectomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Polypectomy) include:

  • Rectal surgery

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